Breaking down the World Champs workout

Yesterday I was asked about a new Hunt for Glory video highlighting a strength training sessions from World XC Champ Nino Shurter’s routine. In this video he was shown doing some pretty interesting exercises that you don’t usually come across and some rider’s wanted to know what my take on his routine was.

Well, I did have some thoughts on the video that I wanted to share…although they may not be what you had expected…so I shot this short video sharing what I took away from the champs routine.

I hope you enjoy this short video and get some good food for thought from it. I’ll be in touch next week with more great training tips and insights to help you enjoy riding even more.

Until next time…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

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  1. Mike says:

    You know… I was reading all those comments on PB and thinking… “I wonder what James thinks about this?”
    Bam! Here is it, thanks for putting this together. Also, really have been getting a lot out of the HangOut videos, keep them coming.

    Reply • February 19 at 2:27 pm
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      No problem, glad you like the Hang Out webinars, I enjoy doing them.

      Reply • February 22 at 11:54 am
  2. paul says:

    As I have said in previous posts, James is first of all a critical thinker and then a trainer.
    So, yes this top athlete is pro: he is a mixture of excellent genes, early age exposure to athleticism, athletic culture mentality, hard work, and scientific planning.
    And yes he pays his bills by training and participating in contests, which makes him a pro (a full time job, train, rest, eat, repeat).
    So, repeatedly top results gradually reduce the luck factor, which is always present in contests.

    My little objection is on the heavy squats: training focus is going slowly away from this(Mike Boyle). Why overload your athlete and risk injury in his lower back to train heavy his legs when you can do the same thing with single leg exercises?
    Also, remember that you push on the pedals one leg at a time.
    Yes it shows Bulgarian squats and that’s it.
    No pistols, no static lunges, no walking lunges, no single leg dead lifts (romanian or not).

    Also, I am very skeptic that a pro athlete reveals on internet his training secrets…..
    Also,it reminds the article of James with the bodybuilders claiming their full blown muscles were from supplements and countless sets….(and not anabolic steroids.

    Thank you James for your critical way of thinking!

    Reply • February 20 at 3:15 am
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      I had some things I would have done a bit differently myself but I find that by focusing on what I can learn from what they are doing right I get more out of the videos. And, like I said, I’m sure he does a lot of those other things, just not on that day.

      Glad you liked the video and thanks for the insightful comment.

      Reply • February 22 at 11:56 am
  3. cookie says:

    Great breakdown BJ!
    I’ll be sticking to your “in season program” and leaving the flashy stuff for the pros 🙂

    Its interesting all this “functional” movement stuff is being heavily promoted in MMA at the moment also. Conner, dos Anjos (injured and out of UFC 196) using Marinovich training systems. As you say, these pros are different animals and whilst we see the flashy training stuff the boring basics dont make the media! Great seeing Jon Jones doing powerlifting, he is a going to be a beast when he returns!


    Reply • February 23 at 3:31 pm
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      Glad you liked the breakdown and I like how you brought some UFC into the discussion!

      Reply • February 24 at 2:27 pm

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