The Ultimate MTB Workout

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  • 01-12-2013
    jsmit450
    The Ultimate MTB Workout
    I was thinking about getting this program for training. Has anybody got it before and have comments on the program?
    http://ultimatemtbworkout.com/
  • 01-12-2013
    2FewDaysOnTrail
    It's fantastic!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jsmit450 View Post
    I was thinking about getting this program for training. Has anybody got it before and have comments on the program?
    Ultimate MTB Workout Program | Mountain Bike Specific Strength & Cardio Training Program

    This was probably the single most valuable investment in my riding. The mobility and flexibility exercises alone improved my riding.

    James Wilson is great. He has never ignored a single one of my dozens of fitness questions.

    Buy it!
  • 01-12-2013
    jkidd_39
    Interesting
  • 01-13-2013
    jsmit450
    I went ahead and got it so we will see how it works out.
  • 02-19-2013
    De La Pena
    Hi jsmit450. I am wondering if you started this yet and what your impressions are to date.
  • 02-19-2013
    jsmit450
    The Ultimate MTB Workout
    I am on week 5 and it is definitely a different type of workout then I am used to. I have been following it but the real test is going to be if there is a difference in my riding.Because the winter weather has been so messed up I really have not been able to ride to see if I notice a difference. I am still skeptical until I get a ride in for now.
  • 02-19-2013
    dreednya
    Seems to start off almost too easy, but then you realise a month in what a difference it makes out on the trails. Teaches you the basics before getting hard :)
  • 03-08-2013
    thefriar
    I fell down one of James' pink bike rabbit holes, started adding TGUs to my workouts, noticed some improvement, picked up some of his other stuff then tumbled into mymadmethods.com and the power and control on the bike are superb.

    Endurance to spin is still best on long rides and intervals, but ability to own my DH and Trail bike through the ride has improved since incorporating his stuff.
  • 07-09-2016
    mfa81
    reviving this thread here... anybody has experience with both James workouts and Dee Tidwell Enduro MTB Training workouts?

    Tidwell's workouts seem to be a little more focused on racing, and James on general riding fitness, but I'm not really sure if that's accurate, since I'm sure both would help you racing and general fitness.

    Anyone used both and could share the experience? pros/cons
  • 07-24-2016
    andersonsmog
    I'm also interested
  • 07-26-2016
    cyclelicious
    I would not be able to workout to a video or read a book. My preference for cross training (weightlifting, gymnastics, intervals, strength, and cardio training etc. etc) is at a gym (I do crossfit) where there is supervision, and provides all the equipment needed and instruction. I have tried performance training videos (ie spinning on a trainer) and it bored me. My goal when I started CF over 2 years ago was simply to get stronger on the bike... the results exceeded my expectations.

    I'm sure the videos contain great info but I am more motivated and disciplined in a workout environment (gym) and I like the personal connection with a coach/instructor. I understand that some people do like and enjoy following along using other methods (video's, books, etc). My experience is different.
  • 07-26-2016
    mfa81
    I do also like to do a workout at the gym, I'm looking for a plan to follow instead of doing random things. I used to like that Mountain Athlete app from north face but seems like they discontinued, really good set of exercises, that you can get at Mountain Athlete Plans but it's more focused on ski/climbing/mountaineering, even though they do have a pre-season mtb workout.

    I've been doing this http://www.tetongravity.com/story/bi...-workout-guide for a few weeks, but looking for something long term and more consistent.
  • 07-26-2016
    cyclelicious
    It would interesting to get feedback from some of the people who posted back in 2013 to hear how this type of workout was for them and whether they were able to achieve any results and sustain them.
  • 07-26-2016
    3sigma
    In addition to the "Ultimate MTB Workout" he has offered the following training programs:
    Spartacus Sandbag Workout; No Gym-No Problem Workout; MTB Core Training workout; Steel Mace training program; MTB Dumbbells training plan; Kettlebells training program.

    What is the BEST James Wilson training plan for the average MTBer?
  • 07-27-2016
    TraxFactory
    Got my attention....and video samples anywhere?
  • 07-28-2016
    Spec44
    Try bikejames.com
  • 10-05-2016
    panchosdad
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    Originally Posted by Spec44 View Post
    Try bikejames.com

    Tons of free info on his site. I use it to keep learning. Although I don't follow any of his workout programs, I have added a number of his recommended exercises to my gym routine.