Last weekend I had the chance to attend a new fitness event, the Strength Matters Summit. Headlined by the likes of Dan John, Steve Maxwell, Mark Reifkand, Dave Whitely, Perry Nickelstein and a whole host of “who’s who” in the strength and conditioning world, it was a great chance to learn what some of the best in the world have been up to lately.

A bunch of great coaches ready to learn from the best.

Held in sunny San Diego, it was a fun time with some really smart people. The driving force behind Strength Matters are some dudes from England who have unique vision for what they are trying to do with the summit. In a world full of entry level courses and seminars, Strength Matters is trying to stand out as a source of advanced level info for coaches who have spent more than a few years producing results.

The Strength Matters crew.

Add it all up and it was an event I was really looking forward to and one that certainly did not disappoint. I came away with pages of notes and some really big “aha moments” that will help me create even better training programs. I also met some really interesting people and got introduced to the art of nail bending and tearing a deck of cards in half.

Steve Maxwell after showing me how to move better.
Steve Maxwell after showing me how to move better.

In this podcast I review my weekend and share my notes and thoughts from the presenters. There were some great lessons about how to create better habits, how the big toe and obliques are the key to your power and why you need to massage your breathing muscles, among many others. If you’re interested in the best training methods to help you improve your strength and cardio then this is one you don’t want to miss.

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If you are in the fitness field or are interested in the latest and best strength and conditioning info you should also check out the Strength Matters website at They have an excellent podcast as well as some other great resources that I use myself.

That’s it for now, I just got back from a Dan John seminar so I’m sure I’ll have some great stuff to share from it as well. Until then…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

MTB Strength Training Systems

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