So yeah, I’m really excited about tomorrow. With over 700 people registered so far, the upcoming How to Ride Strong Into Your 40’s and Beyond webinar is my most popular webinar yet.
I know that the tips I share are going to help a lot of 40+ year old riders better understand what they need to do to improve their health and durability while also enjoying riding more. If you haven’t done so already, since the webinar is being held tomorrow at 10 am MT you still have time to register.
I also wanted to take a minute and answer some of the common questions I’ve received webinar. In case you had a similar question, here is what I would tell you…
Q: Are you going to be covering (insert specific joint problem or condition)?
A: Since I am not a medical professional I won’t be giving advice for specific conditions but I will be covering some general ways that you can stay strong and fit without placing a lot of wear and tear on the joints.
I know that areas like the shoulders, low back and knees are common problem areas – hell, I’ve got injuries to all three of those areas myself – and so while I won’t cover specific conditions and areas, the info will be useful for anyone who has sensitive joints for one reason or another.
Q: Are you going to be covering race specific strategies for the 40+ rider?
A: While you will most likely get faster from this info the real point of it is to help you improve your health and durability while also be able to enjoy riding more. Getting obsessed with improving your race or STRAVA times can often lead to behaviors that reduce your health and durability and can take time off the end of your riding career.
I’m going to show you how to ride fast while putting in the least amount wear and tear on your body in the process, which may not get you to the top of the podium but it will help you ride and live with less pain and more energy.
Q: Why does the 40+ year old ride need a different approach to training?
A: It isn’t that they need a different approach as much as they usually need to take certain things into account. Most 40+ year old riders have some wear and tear on the joints, usually with one or more causing pain and problems if pushed too hard. They also don’t recover as well from hard training and are losing mobility and strength faster at a much faster rate than before.
All of this adds up to needing a program that helps the 40+ year old rider improve their strength and mobility without pushing the body too hard in training or placing a lot of stress on sensitive joints. While this ends up looking like a “different” program than someone in their 20’s or 30’s might use, that is because it is based on what the 40+ year old rider typically needs as they get older.
You can also ask me your questions during the webinar, which is one of the reasons I like them so much. Being able to interact with everyone and answer their questions makes it a lot more interesting and fun for me.
But remember that I will NOT be posting this webinar on my blog and I’m only sending out the replay link to those who register so be sure to click on the link below to make sure you get to see this info-packed webinar.
I’ve had a lot of interest in this webinar and I’m really excited to share this info with everyone. Based on my experiences of dealing with my own issues as I got older as well as working with a lot of older riders who needed to find ways to work around the realities of getting older, I know this will be an important webinar for a lot of riders.
Until next time…
MTB Strength Training Systems
p.s. If you’re not in the 40+ crowd (yet) then don’t worry, I’ve got some cool stuff in store for you as well. Next month’s webinar is going to cover the Top 3 Skills Training Myths, where I’ll show you how some common advice is actually holding you back on the trail. This is going to be some ride changing info you won’t get anywhere else so stay tuned.