When I released the DB Combos program several ago I did not realize that it would gain the popularity and “cult status” that it did. Everywhere I go I get riders commenting on how much they love the workouts and how much it has helped their riding.


Designed to only require a pair of adjustable dumbbells, it is a simple but versatile workout that has proven to be the perfect workout solution for…

– Riders who need an In-Season Training program that doesn’t leave them too sore and tired to ride hard.

– Riders who travel a lot and need a workout they can do with the equipment found in most hotel gyms.

– Riders who don’t have experience with strength training and need a simple workout they can easily understand and follow.

– Riders who can’t afford a gym membership and need to train at home with minimal equipment.

Based on the 80/20 Rule, it focuses on the 20% of things you can do in your workouts that will deliver 80% of the results you can get from your workouts. My goal was to give you a simple but brutally effective workout that delivered noticeable results on the trail in just 1.5-3 hours a week. And since it was first created in 2008 I have updated it several times to make sure I was using the best techniques possible to deliver on that goal.

However, as good as the current program is, there is always room for improvement. My never ending search for better, more refined training methods has once again led to the need to update it. This new version retains the simplicity of previous versions while adding several subtle layers that will improve the results you are guaranteed to experience.


I will release the new version of this popular program on Wednesday but in the meantime I want to give you a chance to win one of 5 FREE copies I am giving away when I do. Simply leave a comment below either telling me how the DB Combos Program has helped you or, if you have not used it yet, why you think it would help your riding.

I will be choosing a winner from those who leave a comment before Wednesday morning when I will announce the winners on my blog. Thanks again for all the support I have received from the mountain biking community over the years, it really keeps me motivated to continue to push the envelope with strength and conditioning programs designed for our unique sport.

Until then…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

MTB Strength Training Systems

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