Author Archives: James Wilson

Is This The Best MTB Exercise for Pedaling Power and Low Back Pain?

Improving your pedaling power and reducing low back pain from riding both require more efficient lower body movement on the bike. And this requires both strong hips and hip flexors that sync up and work together when pedaling. A major problem for a lot of riders is that they have tight, weak hip flexors and […]

Rider Q&A – Fueling Strategies and Different Strokes For Different Folks

I hope your week has been going well and you’ve been finding some ways to maintain your fitness and sanity. I know that I’ve been watching a lot more videos on training and riding lately and I wanted to share some new ones I posted in case you’re looking for some good stuff to check […]

Improve Your MTB Specific KB Swing For Just $9.

If you are a mountain biker – and if you are reading this I assume you are – then Kettlebell Swings are one of the best exercises you can do. They build grip strength, hip power and anaerobic endurance in one efficient package, giving you rep-for-rep better results than almost any other exercise. However, just […]

Riding For A Lifetime Podcast – The 3 Pillars of Sustainable Training & Riding

In this podcast I share my insights in the concept of Riding For A Lifetime. Based on my own journey with getting older along with my 30 years of strength training experience – 20 years of it as a fitness professional and 15+ years focusing on mountain bikers – this concept is based on one […]

3 Free Workouts To Help You Stay Strong For The Trail & Life

When I first started this newsletter 15+ years ago, I never thought I would be sitting here writing an email about helping riders stuck inside due to a global pandemic. But, with pretty much everyone in the world being affected by the Coronavirus in some way that is what I find myself doing. First, the […]

Banded Zercher Deadlift for Mountain Biking

We all know that we need to work on our hip hinge for better body position and pedaling power on the bike. And while exercises like the Barbell Deadlift and Kettlebell Swing are great ways to work on this important movement pattern, this exercise is one I have been using lately and find to be […]

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