I wanted to remind those of you who live in the Denver area that I will be in town this Saturday the 12th conducting a 2 hour MTB Fitness & Skills Seminar. During this seminar I will be covering:

“Barefoot Pedaling” – applying natural human movement to the bike to improve performance and decrease injuries.

• The difference between High Tension and Rhythmic Cardio and why High Tension Cardio is the key to helping you improve your endurance on the trail.

Metabolic Skills Training – Turning Strength Training into Skills Training to help you ride with more confidence on the trail.

Top 5 MTB Strength Training Exercises to help you improve your technical skills while also helping you ride faster and with more power.

• How to properly execute and practice the 5 Basic Technical Skills that you need on the trail.

The cost is only $25 and you can find out more and sign up by clicking on this link. I’ll be hanging out after the seminar as well to answer questions and talk more about everyone’s favorite subject – mountain biking! Hope to see you there…

-James Wilson-

16 thoughts on “Fitness & Skills Clinic this Saturday in Denver

  1. Carl Roe says:

    Awesome webinar James. Great format and I really learnt a lot. I’m thinking about core training so differently now. I like how you grab a kettle bell and just do a few reps on the way past. I will try that as I don’t always have time to do a full workout. Got to do more Turkish get ups!

    Thanks also for all your info on flat pedals. I swapped to flats 3 rides ago and it has really exposed the flaws in my footwork. I’ve got a jump bike now so working on bunny hops with flats. Getting the real wheel to lift a little but really tight back today. Is there one exercise that would help strengthen what I need to get that rotation at the grips to help lift the back wheel?

  2. Carl Roe says:

    Awesome webinar James. Great format and I really learnt a lot. I’m thinking about core training so differently now. I like how you grab a kettle bell and just do a few reps on the way past. I will try that as I don’t always have time to do a full workout. Got to do more Turkish get ups!

    Thanks also for all your info on flat pedals. I swapped to flats 3 rides ago and it has really exposed the flaws in my footwork. I’ve got a jump bike now so working on bunny hops with flats. Getting the real wheel to lift a little but really tight back today. Is there one exercise that would help strengthen what I need to get that rotation at the grips to help lift the back wheel?

    • bikejames says:

      Glad you like the webinar, I had a lot of fun doing it and thought it was a great format to deliver info. And yes, more TGUs!

      As far as the rear wheel lift goes, this is a webinar I did for my Group Coaching members website that goes over how to manual, rear wheel lift and Bunny Hop on flats. I’ll probably release it as well to the public but in it I break down exactly how to lift your rear wheel and it should help, you have plenty of grip strength to get the rotation, you just need to learn how to get your body into it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6u2EO86ymM

      • Carl Roe says:

        Awesome, thanks, that video cleared up a lot. So many videos I have seen talk about throwing the weight back to manual but I see now it’s more about projecting the bike forward. I guess that’s the difference between getting advice from a rider who can do the move but probably learnt it when they were a kid (so really don’t fully understand it) and someone who understands the movement pattern behind the technique. Big difference. Cant wait to try this on the jump bike.

        • bikejames says:

          Yeah, most people don’t really understand the movements behind the skills and the dynamics of how to apply it to the bike so you get some really crazy coaching cues that just lead to you leaning back, which isn’t what you want. It makes a huge difference once you learn how to move right on the bike, keep me posted on how it goes.

  3. Carl Roe says:

    Hi James, I tried both throwing my weight back and your method of throwing the bike forward and yours is way better. I videoed it and not only is posture better but I feel more balanced when on the back wheel. Did my best manuals ever yesterday!

  4. Carl Roe says:

    Hi James, I tried both throwing my weight back and your method of throwing the bike forward and yours is way better. I videoed it and not only is posture better but I feel more balanced when on the back wheel. Did my best manuals ever yesterday!

    • bikejames says:

      Yeah, I don’t know why most coaches teach it as “leaning back” instead of “pushing the bike forward”. To be honest I don’t know why they coach half the stuff they do like they do. Glad this worked so well for, have fun with it!

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