Category Archives: Mountain Bike Exercise Demos

Is This The Best MTB Exercise for Pedaling Power and Low Back Pain?

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 […]

Free Follow Along MTB Specific Workout 4-4-20 – Mobility & Isometrics

This is the video from a streaming workout I did on 4-4-20. It is a combination of mobility and isometric training and all you need is your bodyweight and a long strap of some kind (Large Beach Towel, Forearm Forklift or a BJJ Belt are things that would work). Hit play and follow along as […]

Improve Your MTB Specific KB Swing For Just $9.

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 […]

Free Follow Along MTB Specific Workout – Mobility & Isometrics

This is the video from a streaming workout I did on 3-28-20. It is a combination of mobility and isometric training and all you need is your bodyweight and a long strap of some kind (Large Beach Towel, Forearm Forklift or a BJJ Belt are things that would work). Hit play and follow along as […]

Banded Zercher Deadlift for Mountain Biking

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 […]

MTB Stability Push Up – The Best MTB Specific Push Up You Can Do

On your bike you have to do a push up type movement, making the Push Up one of the best MTB specific exercises you can do. However, there are a couple of specific things that make performing this movement on the bike different than doing a normal push up on the floor. The first is […]

Ramping Up Your Planks for Mountain Biking

The plank is one of the most popular core training exercises being used today. It is a great way to strengthen the entire core and helps riders improve their pedaling power and posture on the bike. And while holding a plank can be a challenge at first, eventually they start to get a little easy. […]

My (New) Top 3 MTB Core Training Exercises

Everybody loves a good core training exercise. A strong core can help you perform better and stay injury resistant, something every rider can benefit from. And while we’ve come a long way since the ‘80’s when crunches and side bends were the staple core training exercises, there are still a lot of core training exercises […]

Rowing Exercises to Improve Your Cornering Skills.

Over the last couple of years working with the Steel Mace I’ve been introduced to how important it is to be able to connect both sides of your body when pushing or pulling. Since the Steel Mace has an offset load that I’m holding with both hands, it forces me to counteract what I’m doing […]

Leg Raises – Why You Need Strong Hip Flexors for Mountain Biking.

One of the biggest mistakes I made early on with my core training for mountain biking was avoiding exercises that directly worked the hip flexors. These muscles are located in the front of the hip and act to pull the knee up towards the chest and they tend to be short and tight for most […]