Mountain biking combines physical fitness, technical skills, and mental resilience. There’s always room for improvement on two wheels. Whether you’re just starting out in the sport. Or you’re an experienced rider looking to up your game. Here’s what to focus on to be a better MTBer.
MTBing involves long periods of aerobic activity. Boost your cardiovascular endurance to handle long and challenging trails without tiring out. Achieve this with cycling, running, swimming, jump roping, or high-intensity interval training.
You want strong muscles for more power and stability on your bike. Especially in your lower body and core. Do exercises that target your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and the core muscles. Like quats, lunges, plunges, and crunches.
Flexibility and Mobility
A wide range of motion is key to conquer the mountains. Improve you flexibility with mobility stretches and exercises. As well as yoga. Then you can adapt to challenging trail conditions and body positions. You’re also less likely to get hurt.
Of course you need good technical skills. Practice maneuvering over obstacles and tackling steep climbs and descents. Do it in an easy, controlled environment to better your balance, cornering, and handling.
Lastly, MTBing is very mentally demanding. Gradually push your limits and build your confidence for mental toughness. Practice visualization techniques to enhance your focus, concentration, and decision-making. Use every challenge as an opportunity for growth.
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