Author Archives: bikejames

Want To Improve Your Skills? Answer This Question First…

When I first started riding it didn’t take me long to realize that my technical skills on the bike were going to be an important part of being a mountain biker. While fitness obviously plays a big role, there were certain things I couldn’t just “fitness” my way through. Of course, my experience was definitely […]

Medical Preparedness For Mountain Biking: Podcast Interview With Brian McLaughlin

While most riders understand the need for better technical skills to ride with more confidence and improve their safety on the trail, few understand the need for basic medical skills to improve these things as well. There are a lot of reasons for this lack of understanding, including lack of coverage in the mountain biking […]

Better Breathing – As Easy As LSD

Last week I gave a talk about better breathing at my friend’s chiropractic office. He runs a comprehensive wellness center along with his chiropractic practice and had asked me to share some of the things I had been telling him about how breathing can impact your health, performance and mindset. And while I was excited […]

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 […]