In this episode of the BikeJames Podcast, I recap the 3 lessons I took away over the course of the two day skills and fitness camp I hosted a few weeks ago. All four riders who made the trip made some big breakthroughs with how they moved on and off the bike and I hope that these lessons can help you too.
- The importance of Isometric Training for developing strength.
- The importance of having weight on your hands to drive your movement on the bike.
- The importance of mobility training if you want to “ride for a lifetime”.
I also give a review of the Eliptigo M-SUB, which is a stand up bike that I used at the camp to help the riders get a better feel for some of the positions I was talking to them about. I think that it has a lot of potential for us as mountain bikers – definitely a better off season training option than a road bike – and you can check them out at https://www.elliptigo.com/ after you listen to the podcast if you’re interested in learning more.
p.s. I’m having a special deal this week on my collection of 15 Minute Trail Rider Tune Ups. You’ll get 28 different workouts that focus on different skills, problem areas and fitness goals.
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