Hanging Leg Raise for Mountain Biking

Here is a video I shot  showing the Hanging Leg Raise, an exercise I picked up from Pavel’s Naked Warrior program and the Convict Conditioning book. This is a great core training exercise for mountain bikers wanting to build hip strength for the trail. Enjoy!

-James Wilson-

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  1. Tyler says:

    Hey James
    As always, good post and thanks for the continual feed of great info! A while back you had a post or two about breathing… recommended that one should exhale in an exagerrated and very focused way during the ‘power’ part of a movement. You suggested that if one wasn’t making a ‘tsssst!’ noise during this exhale that it wasn’t being done properly (‘If you can’t hear it, then you’re not doing it right’) I tried this style of breathing for a while… was good in that it helped me to focus on my breathing, but I don’t do the ‘tsssst’ noise any more. I notice in your videos that you don’t do the ‘tssst!’ breathing any more either…..any reason for this?

    Reply • November 20 at 1:26 pm
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      It is hard for me to power breathe and talk at the same time so I do not use power breathing as much during my demos as I do in my training. I think the tssst is important for your grind lifts and something you work on, however for ballistic quick lifts the breathe will be a faster, freer exhale.

      Glad you are benefiting from the info, good question…

      Reply • November 21 at 5:34 pm
  2. electric says:

    tssst! sounds like something from dog whisperer. In addition to core strength hanging raises can feel good on the back after a long ride.

    Reply • November 20 at 5:02 pm

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