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September
12

While riding your bike can look and feel like an elegant dance between you and the bike (or maybe not so elegant for some of us), when you break it down everything you do boils down to using a few basic movement patterns. It is how well you can combine and blend these movement patterns […]

September
2

Earlier this week I shared a podcast interview I did with Finnish MTB coach Jukka Mäennenä. During the interview, we talked about the importance of mobility training for mountain biking and how he was using the CARS method with his riders. Jukka was kind enough to write a follow-up article with a demo video to […]

July
17

I hope you’re having a great weekend so far and got the chance to get some good rides in. I got the chance to go ride the new downhill trails at the local ski resort yesterday and test out the new jumps on the Black Diamond trail. They were some pretty big jumps, with a […]

July
15

First, I want to say thanks to everyone who entered the comment contest. It was inspiring to see how many riders have already benefitted from kettlebell training and how many want to add it to their programs. As promised, I have picked 5 people to win a free copy of the new MTB Kettlebell Conditioning […]

July
11

I’ll admit that I didn’t really think much of kettlebells when I first saw them. Maybe it was the over-the-top advertising (they made it sound like just touching a kettlebell would give you superhuman powers). Or maybe it was because they looked different than the dumbbells and barbells I had been using for over 10 years (anything I […]

June
22

A couple of weeks ago I posted the replay from my webinar on the Top 3 MTB Skills Training Myths, and while I got a lot of great feedback on it I also know that not everyone had the time to get into and see everything I talked about. One of the myths I talked […]

June
13

As a kid I remember that I could see myself being 30-something but 40 seemed pretty old, almost like life was pretty much over at that point. I laugh looking back on it now because one day I woke up and I’m the “old guy”. And while life is far from being over, at the […]

March
28

So yeah, I’m really excited about tomorrow. With over 700 people registered so far, the upcoming How to Ride Strong Into Your 40’s and Beyond webinar is my most popular webinar yet. I know that the tips I share are going to help a lot of 40+ year old riders better understand what they need to […]

March
22

I know I’ve mentioned it before but last December I turned 40 years old. As a kid I remember that I could see myself being 30-something but 40 seemed pretty old, almost like life was pretty much over at that point. I laugh looking back on it now because one day I woke up and […]

March
14

A few months ago I started training with the Steel Mace, a tool that has a long history and has a lot to offer the modern mountain biker. And while I felt that I had been able to pick up some useful stuff from videos I found online and my own experiments, I knew that […]

March
4

This morning I’m flying to Austin to attend a Mace Training Certification this weekend. I’m really excited to go to the ONNIT Training Academy to learn more about how to use this old school training tool, which is something I think is going to be big part of the future of mountain bike training. However, […]

January
22

Look, I really want to see you succeed. I’ve been seen way too many riders who just accept where they are at and figure that they don’t have the time and energy to see big improvements. And I’ve talked to way too many riders who were frustrated at the lack of results they saw from […]

January
21

I want you to take a moment and imagine something for me. What would be different for you if you could ride with more skill, balance and power on your mountain bike? I mean, what kind of things that you usually struggle with would you be better at if you had improved balance, more standing […]

January
20

I know how you feel – it can be hard to believe that you can dramatically improve your skills and fitness in just a few hours of training a week. I mean, most cardio training plans call for you to spend several hours a week on a trainer or on the road, not to mention […]

January
19

Want to learn how to improve your skills and fitness without spending hours in the gym, on a trainer or doing countless “parking lot drills”? If you are like most riders, you probably think that you need to be a pro rider with lots of time to train or that you need to have a […]

January
4

So last week was the end of 2015 and the start of a new year. Like a lot of people, I tend to reflect back on what I learned from last year and how it can help me going forward. While some years are not as eventful as others, last years was certainly one I […]

January
1

Happy New Year! I hope you had a great 2015 and that 2016 treats you even better. I also know that you are probably pretty busy today so I’ll today’s post short. First, I want to say thanks for all of you support this last year. My goal is to make sure that you have access […]

December
25

Since today is Christmas I wanted to give you a special gift. A couple of years ago I had the privilege of contributing a chapter to a book that actually ended up hitting a few best-seller lists when it was released. Called Results Fitness, it was a collection of chapters from different fitness experts, all of […]

December
18

I want to say thanks to everyone who entered the comment contest, it was really cool to see how many people have benefited from the exercises and training tips I have shared over the years. It was also very interesting to see what the most popular things were. While I didn’t do a specific count, […]

December
16

First, I wanted to say that I had a lot of fun during the webinar yesterday. I got the chance to share the Top 5 MTB Exercises that I have found transfer the best from the gym to the trail, which should save you a lot of time and frustration. Like I found out early […]

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