40+ Rider Training Secrets Webinar Replay and Podcast

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 same time I have to admit to myself that things certainly aren’t the same.



By the time we hit 40 a lot of us have some wear and tear going on. Maybe it is from a previous injury or maybe it’s just time catching up with us but either way, making sure that we can improve our strength and power on the trail without blowing ourselves up in the process is important.

Over time I’ve found that there some important things you can do as you get older to keep riding strong while staying healthy and durable. These include:

– Find ways to improve your strength and fitness without having to place a lot of load on the body.

– Learn how to work with your body and focus on expanding your 80%, not hammering against your 100%.


– Focus on skills training and not excessive on-bike cardio training.

– Work on maintaining and improving your mobility.

– You’ve got to crawl like a baby to ride like a man (or woman).

In this webinar webinar replay I go over these tips in a lot more detail. I’m basically going to share everything I’ve learned up to this point about how to keep the 40+ rider training and riding strong.


Now, I’d also like to point out that these tips are not about trying to win your age group or achieve a KOM on STRAVA. While you may get faster, this webinar is more about teaching you how to improve your durability and health while enjoying riding more.

Podcast: Download the MP3 audio file from this episode (right click and save)


Click here to learn more and get your copy of the 40+ MTB Rider Program for just $19

Until next time…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

MTB Strength Training Systems

p.s. You can now get the only program made for the 40+ mountain bike rider for just $19. Click below to learn more about the 40+ MTB Rider Program and how it can help you enjoy riding even more.

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  1. Leonard says:

    How about clicking joints?

    Even before I reach this mid age of 30, I already have clicking joints early on. In my 3 years of mtb experience, the number grew but I don’t feel any pain or stinging sensation. I fact that I know something is popping is just irritating specially the hips, shoulders, knees and ankles.

    Reply • June 13 at 4:59 pm
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      Remember that I’m not a doctor but here is my take. Some clicking in the joints can happen, especially if they have had an injury before. However, it is also usually as sign of some sort of instability in the joint and while it may never go away fully you should try to minimize it with good movement habits. Hope this helps.

      Reply • June 14 at 11:16 am
  2. Les says:

    Hi James. I’m just about to start the 40+ program and have a quick (stupid) question: Do I do all my sets of one exercise before moving to the next exercise, or do one set of each and then repeat the circuit? i.e. Week1-WorkoutA: Do I go (BGBag Swing*8, straight into Uni Floor Press*8, then rest for 40sec), repeating that circuit three times? Or do I do 3 sets of bags swings with 40sec rests between each, before moving onto the 3 sets of floor presses? Cheers

    Reply • July 5 at 9:43 pm
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      You want to do one set of the first exercise and then move on to the next exercise and do them in a circuit. Hope this helps and you are enjoying the program!

      Reply • July 6 at 1:51 pm
  3. Peter says:

    Hi James, the link to the MP3 audio file seems to be broken ?

    Reply • October 28 at 5:45 am
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      Sorry abou that, I fixed it so it should be good to go.

      Reply • October 29 at 1:33 pm
  4. Steve Fenech says:

    Hi James,i’m a roadie from Malta,and have just discovered your website.I have read your articles about standing riding and though i don’t ride mtb’s i find your reasons absolutely true and your tips immensely helpful.I am thin and not very powerful,but when i stand on the climbs,boy don’t i feel at home and actually enjoy it!! Keep up your great NO BS advice sir!

    Reply • December 25 at 12:09 am
    • admin says:

      Thanks Steve!

      Reply • December 31 at 6:22 am

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