08 april 2019
The Podcast for the MTB Strength Training System, the world's original and best strength and conditioning system designed exclusively for mountain bikers.
Recovery Posture & Low Carb Diets
In this episode of the BikeJames Podcast I look at two recent studies and their application to mountain biking and training.
You can find the full studies below:
Low Carb Diets
Until next time...
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 has experienced the symptoms of pushing our body harder than we should have, which include lack of energy, getting sick and overuse injuries.
Your body will force you to take time off and rest but taking time off is one of the worst things for your progress. Staying consistent with your training is important and so pushing your body hard while also avoiding Overtraining is the key to long term progress.
In this episode of the BikeJames Podcast I dive into the subject of Overtraining, letting you know exactly what it is and how you can use that information to help you. I also share some tips, strategies and tools I've found to be especially helpful for this goal.
Until next time,
3 Reaons 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 perfomance 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 skills that you need on the trail but don't do enough on the trail to improve past a certain point.
2 - It helps you work on movements you need on the bike in a less stressful learning environment.
3 - It helps you avoid acute and overuse injuries, helping you stay consistent with your riding and training, which is the #1 secret to improvement.
In this podcast I go over these points in some more detail and hopefully convince you that strength training is not an option if you want to be the best version of yourself both on and off the trail.
Until next time...