Author Archives: bikejames

Improving Your Health & Performance With Isometrics: Interview with Isophit Inventor Brad Thorpe

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of using Isometric Training to improve your health and fitness. I’ve posted a lot of articles, podcasts and videos going over how mountain bikers can use this powerful training tool in their programs. But I’m not the only one out there who is obsessed with spreading the […]

3 Ways To Use Isometrics In Your Training Program

Isometrics are one of the most effective training tools in your toolbox. They are effective, safe and have a lot of research behind them.  They are also extremely versatile. You can use them in different ways to accomplish different goals, including getting stronger, helping you prepare for a better workout and making your regular exercises […]

Ryan Leech Interview – Social Media, Changing Priorities As We Age & How To Improve Your Skills

One of my favorite people in the mountain biking world is the legend Ryan Leech. Ryan spent decades changing what we thought was possible on a bike and has shared his passion for riding through in person coaching and his coaching website https://www.rlc-mtb.com. I’ve had Ryan on several times and he always brings a unique […]

Study Shows What Type Of Strength Training Works Best For Mountain Biking.

If you haven’t done it already then this is the year that you need to start making strength training a priority for improving your MTB specific fitness. Improving your strength can help your fitness, your skills and your ability to walk away from a wreck. But not just any type of strength training program will […]

Seated Pedaling Myths: Why Standing Pedaling Is Better For Mountain Biking

One of the things that I’m known for is that I am a big advocate for standing pedaling. In a sport where riders are told to use seated pedaling – particularly high RPM seated pedaling – as much as possible the advice to stand up more really surprises some riders. My opinion on the subject […]