While we still have one more day left this year I’m pretty pumped to see what next year brings. I’ve got some big things planned for next year that will help you enjoy the best sport on the planet even more.

Before we turn the calendar, though, I wanted to take a minute to do two things.

First, I want to say thanks for all of you support this year. My goal is to make sure that you have access to the info that I didn’t have access to when I started riding. I started MTB Strength Training Systems almost 10 years ago so I could share the lessons I was learning with my fellow riders and I’m stoked that so many of you have benefited from that mission.

Second, I wanted to share a few of my favorite posts from the previous year. You may not have seen all of them yet or you might see one you read before but want to check out again. Either way, I’ve had a great time this year posting stuff to help your riding and I’ll keep working hard to get you the best mountain bike specific training and skills info next year as well.

Best Posts from 2014

Hip Hinge vs. Squatting – The most important lower body training video you’ll ever see.

Is Cardio Training Overrated for Mountain Biking Training?

The real secret to better cardio on the trail…

Everything you need to know to improve your Standing Pedaling

Ride video from the PBR trail in Fruita with Aka and Uncle Steeze

What a pillow can tell you about your mobility and other lessons from Dan John’s seminar.

Why you are not a “cyclist”…

How to use your wrists to Bunny Hop with flat pedals

Why you don’t want to push through the ball of your foot when you pedal.

Why Style, Grace and Arete are important for your riding.

Why cornering your mountain bike is NOT like cornering a motorcycle.

How to improve your Strength Endurance with the Swing-Push Up Countdowns

How the 40+ year old rider can keep kicking butt on the trail.

Why pedaling efficiency has nothing to do with your pedals.

How clipless pedals really work, why they are just like a “weight belt for your feet” and why you shouldn’t rely on them every time you ride.

Why is Trek putting an Anti-Flats sticker on their mountain bikes?

Does this video really prove that flats are more efficient than clipless pedals?

Until next year…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

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