Tag Archives: UMWP

The Importance of Being an Optimist for Mountain Biking

Want to know the #1 thing that can make a difference in your mountain biking journey? While the physical stuff is important, the #1 thing is actually your mindset. Until you get things straight between the ears the rest of the body doesn’t really matter. Of course, this isn’t news to a lot of you. […]

Ways to Improve Your Hip Hinge On and Off Your Bike.

While it seems like common knowledge now, there was a time not too long ago when the words “Hip Hinge” were unknown in mountain bike training circles. Stuck in the bodybuilder inspired stuff left over from the 1990’s, most training routines for riders included a healthy dose of leg presses, leg extensions and leg curls. […]

Podcast – Overtraining: What It Is and How To Avoid It

Everyone knows that training hard is part of getting better. If you don’t push your body past what it did yesterday then it won’t have any reason to improve your fitness levels. But we also know that if you push too hard things can go wrong. Usually referred to as Overtraining, almost everyone reading this […]

3 Reasons Getting Stronger This Off Season Will Make You Faster

Spending some time getting stronger is one of the best things you can do to improve your performance on the trail. While nothing can replace riding your bike, there are 3 reasons that strength training will help you in ways that just riding your bike can not. 1 – It helps you work on tension […]

Rowing Exercises to Improve Your Cornering Skills.

Over the last couple of years working with the Steel Mace I’ve been introduced to how important it is to be able to connect both sides of your body when pushing or pulling. Since the Steel Mace has an offset load that I’m holding with both hands, it forces me to counteract what I’m doing […]

Top 3 In-Season Training Tactics – How to stay riding strong all season long

One of the hardest things for me about the riding season is finding the time and energy for all the great riding to be had and the training I need to avoid injuries or a late season slump. The irony is that as much as I prefer to ride my bike, if I don’t do […]

Stretching, Walking and Throwing Rocks – I Get Interviewed by The Regular Guy Mountain Biking Show

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of talking with Gene Arnold on his Bike Chat, which is part of his Regular Guy Mountain Biking Show. Gene is a regular guy with a passion for riding and he likes to share that passion with his fellow riders by interviewing people and reviewing stuff that he […]

The Best Cardio Workout for Mountain Biking You’ve Never Done…

Cardio is one of those topics that I could write about every day and some people still couldn’t get enough. To say that mountain bikers are obsessed with cardio training would be an understatement and every rider I’ve ever talked to wants to know how to best improve it. From intervals to base miles the […]

Three Things Mountain Bike Riders Can Learn from BMX Racers

This is a guest post from Jukka Mäennenä, a Finnish cycling coach who specializes in BMX and Mountain Bike training. Jukka is someone I have known for a long time and he has been on the podcast before and shared a great article and video on modern day mobility training for riders. The last time […]

Last Chance – Save over 50% off the new Ultimate MTB Workout Program and get 5 bonus workouts.

I hope you had a good New Years’ Eve and 2017 is off to a great start for you. I got to host a party at my house, which also meant I had to actually stay up until after midnight instead of sleeping through it like I usually do. We had several good friends stop […]