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Chemistry and Consciousness: How Breathing Is The Key To Improved Performance and Mindset

In this episode of the BikeJames Podcast I look at how your internal chemistry affects your consciousness and how you can use breathing to affect both. You‌ ‌can‌ ‌stream‌ ‌or‌ ‌download‌ this episode ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌link‌ ‌below‌ ‌or‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌find‌ ‌it‌ ‌on‌ ‌‌Itunes‌,‌‌ ‌Podbean‌,‌‌ ‌‌Spotify‌‌ ‌‌and‌ ‌all‌ ‌other‌ ‌major‌ ‌podcasting‌ ‌platforms.‌ ‌ Click‌ ‌Here‌ […]

What’s Faster On A Downhill – Pedaling or Coasting?

What’s faster on a downhill – pedaling or coasting? While most riders would assume that pedaling would be, an interesting study out of New Zealand calls that into question. Granted, this wasn’t a look at hardcore downhilling or even real trail riding – the study looked at the difference in performance in descending three different […]

Better Braking for Faster Riding – Interview With Brake Ace Creator Matt Miller

In this podcast I interview the creator of the Brake Ace system Matt Miller. Matt is the only person I know who literally has a Ph.D. in mountain biking and during his research for his doctorate he gained some really interesting insights into what it takes to be a faster rider. While the main topic […]

Rider Q&A Podcast – Feet Turned Out On Pedals, Strength Standards & Situational Training

In this episode of the BikeJames Podcast I answer some rider questions that I’ve gotten over the last few weeks. They include: Q: Is it alright to turn your feet out on the pedals? Q: What are your new strength standards for MTB? Q: How can I use intervals to train myself to keep pushing […]