Tag Archives: mobility

Feel Better With This 5-Minute Wrist & Shoulder Mobility Routine

Few things take a beating on our bike like our wrists and shoulders. Almost everything you do on the bike requires the upper body to either transfer force into the handlebars or absorb energy from the handlebars, placing a lot of stress and tension on them. Plus, you have to deal with wrecking. The wrists […]

Shin Box Mobility Routine for Mountain Biking

I’ve been working with mountain bikers since 2005, which means that I’ve seen a few trends over that time. Seeing something once or twice is one thing but seeing it over and over usually means something. When it comes to mountain bikers, the biggest trend I’ve seen is that they almost always have tight hips. […]

If you can’t do this you shouldn’t be riding your bike…

I know that this isn’t popular to say but the truth is that mountain biking isn’t for everyone. At least, according to one fitness coaching legend, if you can’t perform a good bodyweight squat then you shouldn’t be doing any sports until you can. A few weekends ago I had the chance to go to […]

Mobility Flows to Maximize Your Results – Warm Up and Decompress from your workouts

The biggest change between my training now and when I first started training is the emphasis I now have on mobility. Back in the early 90’s when I first got serious about strength training you would just jump on a treadmill for 5 minutes, do a few “warm up sets” before training and call it […]

How to use Flexibility Training to improve your performance.

Flexibility Training is probably the least understood out of all of the 5 Essential Elements of MTB Training. It is one of those things that we know we need as part of our program but we rarely spend the time and effort needed to see real results. It seems that all of the other elements […]

When “getting stronger” is the worst thing you can do.

I had a couple of riders ask me about how to “strengthen” an area that was hurting them. Like most people they thought that the painful area was too weak and needed to get stronger. This is a common problem and one that affects a lot of mountain bikers. I’ve had this exact same conversation […]

The Crow Stand for improved wrist mobility and forearm strength.

Let’s face it – our wrists take a beating on the trail. From the pounding they take simply holding onto the handlebars to the countless injuries they incur from falls, for a lot of riders their wrists have been through a lot of wear and tear. And with that wear and tear comes a loss […]

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

In my videos and articles I talk a lot about the “hip hinge” and how important it is for us on the bike. Basically your ability to get your hips back and chest down without losing a strong core position, it is the essential movement skill behind both seated pedaling and your standing Attack Position. […]

Is mobility training more important than cardio training?

I know that “mobility” isn’t as exciting as cardio and power training but it is the basis for everything you do. If it is compromised then you’ll struggle to breathe and move as efficiently as you could. It is like trying to drive with your parking brake on – sure you can push past it […]

Rider Q&A: What is the difference between Flexibility, Mobility and Stability?

You’ll notice that I use the word “mobility” a lot when talking about important qualities for a good rider. However, not everyone is clear on what exactly that word means and how it differs from flexibility and stability. Here is a great question I got from a fellow rider looking to clear things up… “Hey […]