I recently started taking some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes and as part of the warm up we do some pretty cool core training exercises that are unique to the sport. I’ve got a pretty strong core (a TGU with 106 lbs. is proof of that) but these three exercises had my core working in some new ways and producing some soreness I hadn’t felt before. Now that I have gotten stronger with them I can feel the difference in how they help me move more efficiently on the mat and on the bike.

Check out this video to see 3 BJJ core training exercises that can help improve you MTB riding…

One of the best things about these core training exercises is that they require no equipment, just your bodyweight. Bodyweight training is very popular in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community because of the need for supreme body control on the mat, which is something we also need on the trail. The No Gym, No Problem Bodyweight Workout Program is the best workout program in the world for the mountain biker who wants to tap into the ride changing power of bodyweight training.

Be sure to visit www.nogymnoproblemworkout.com to learn more about this unique bodyweight program and how it can help you ride longer, faster and with more confidence on the trail.

-James Wilson-

8 thoughts on “3 BJJ Core Training Exercises to Help Your MTB Riding

    • bikejames says:

      No, not at all. I was afraid that would be an issue and I won’t run normal oversized flats because they are wider and I do get more rock strikes with them. I wouldn’t bring this thing to the market if I didn’t love it and felt it had no real drawbacks, I’m sure you’ll dig it and thanks for the support.

  1. ben says:

    Hi James, i was wondering about the size of the platform and does it matter about the height of the individual or their shoe size as to where their arch hits the sweet spot of the pedal?
    thanks

  2. ben says:

    Hi James, i was wondering about the size of the platform and does it matter about the height of the individual or their shoe size as to where their arch hits the sweet spot of the pedal?
    thanks

    • bikejames says:

      The platform for your foot is 128 mm X 95 mm. While the sweet spot may change slightly based on shoe size, height doesn’t matter as much. If you have a size 14 shoe or larger you might not get the full support from the pedal that someone with a smaller shoe size will (I wear a size 10) but you’ll still get most of the benefits and it will support your foot far better than any other pedal on the market.

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