Category Archives: Skills Training for Mountain Biking

Jumps & Drops: How Your Hand Position Affects Your Ability to Absorb Energy on the Bike

Over the past few weeks I’ve posted several things about how having your hands wider than you need affects things like your range of motion, your ability to lean your bike and your ability to apply pressure into your handlebars. Like most things in life, there is a sweet spot between too much and too […]

New Workout of the Month – Download Now for Free

This last month was a busy one for me with MTB Strength Training Systems. Besides getting a new website done (check it out if you haven’t seen it yet) I also had the chance to work with a lot of riders through my new facility. First the Primal Skills Camp where 4 riders came for […]

The Underground Skills Training Handbook

Over the last few months I’ve been secretly working on a project that has been long overdue. I call it The Underground Skills Training Handbook and in it I hope you will find some tips that will help you ride with more flow and confidence. I put this handbook together because I believe strongly in […]

How To Get Over Ledges On Climbs – A Case Study From the Trail

Navigating ledges is an important part of mountain biking. While bigger wheels and better suspension have made it easier to simply ride over things, the trail still throws ledges and other obstacles that you have to get your front wheel up and over. Unfortunately, though, for a lot of riders being able to get their […]

Do wide handlebars make it harder to lean your bike?

Do wide handlebars make it harder to lean your bike? If you would have asked me yesterday I probably would have said “no” but after my ride today I think they do. After cutting my bars down to 26.5 inches wide I went for a trail ride fully expecting got them to be too narrow, […]

Using Wedges for Better Cornering and Cockpit Control

The human body is an amazing “machine” that can create a wide variety of movements. One of the reasons that it is so effective is that it is made to make use of wedges. Just so we’re all on the same page, a wedge is defined as a tool that can be used to separate […]