Riding for a Lifetime – Interview on the Singletracks Podcast

A few weeks ago I was contacted by the Singletracks.com website to see if I would be interested in coming on their podcast to talk about fitness training for mountain biking. It seems that a lot of their readers felt that fitness was something that was a problem for them – which is consistent with most rider’s I’ve met – and they wanted me to share some insights into what they could do.

I’m always happy to talk about riding and fitness training so we set up a time for us to record. After a few technical difficulties with the audio we were able to get things going and we talked for almost 2 hours about a wide variety of topics.

However, one theme kept popping up, which was the concept of training to “ride for a lifetime”.

I’ve seen first hand the difference between training to win a World Cup race next year and training to be able to ride for the next 10-20+ years…and trust me, there are some differences.

What you do to take your body to the edge of human performance isn’t always the best thing for your future self, which may be worth it for someone who is or has a legit chance to earn a living from riding.

But if that isn’t you then maybe some of the things I talk about in the interview can help you enjoy riding now and for years into the future.

Check out the podcast interview by clicking the link below:

Singletracks Podcast with BikeJames

As always, let me know if you have any thoughts or questions about this or anything else that has to do with having more fun on your bike both now and with your future self in mind.

Until next time…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson
MTB Strength Training Systems

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  1. Shannon Dalton says:

    Enjoyed the podcast, actually is the reason I’m on your site now! Can you point me in the right direction for “riding for a lifetime” exercises?

    Reply • November 6 at 7:29 pm
    • bikejames bikejames says:

      Glad you liked the podcast and made it here to look around. I can’t say that there are any exercises that are defined by that, it is more of a philosophy that you apply to your training. I would say that checking out the mobility exercises and stetches would be a good place to start if you are looking for something that can help you feel and ride better, getting more mobile is a good place to start with the journey.

      Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions as you look around.

      Reply • November 8 at 10:42 am

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