In this episode of the BikeJames Podcast I tell you why trying to use your ankles to absorb shock on your bike is a bad idea and actually makes it harder for your lower body to absorb shock properly. The notes for it also turned into an article, which you can read below if that […]
Join me this Friday the 7th at 10 am MT for my new Riding For A Lifetime Webinar and take advantage of my experience and insights from 15+ years of working with thousands of riders at all levels. I’ve seen what works and, more importantly, what isn’t sustainable for a lifetime of training and riding. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Hip Hinge is a foundation of how we move on the bike. But there is a big difference between a good Hip Hinge and just “tipping over”. Learn this important difference and how you can use this knowledge to help you move better in the gym and on the bike.
You often hear that clipless pedals are 20-30%+ more efficient than flat pedals but there is no evidence to back that up. In this video I explain how this number is based on a disproven biomechanical theory and why it is still so popular in the cycling media.