fitness

Pump up your strength and conditioning training

Pump up your strength and conditioning training

This is a great time of year to start some off-bike strength and conditioning training. 4 Aug 2017
Preparing for marathon season

Preparing for marathon season

As the National XCO Season draws to a close, many readers will be turning their attention to the marathon season ahead. With races such as Dwellingup 100, Kowalski Classic and the Flight Centre Epic, there are certainly many fantastic marathon events to choose from over the coming months. There are several ways you can approach training and preparation leading into marathon season. In this article I have outlined how you can utilise principles of reverse periodisation in your training program with particular focus on increasing your threshold power. 16 Jun 2017
Training to improve your aerobic capacity

Training to improve your aerobic capacity

Ramping up and getting the most out of your Aerobic capacity with these simple sessions. 22 Apr 2017
Training for muscular endurance

Training for muscular endurance

Muscular endurance is a very important component of fitness for mountain bike riding. So what is it and how does it help you. 1 Feb 2017
How to manage performance anxiety

How to manage performance anxiety

How to overcome those pre race nerves, the anxiety before a big feature and much more. 19 Dec 2016
Training and preparation for Stage Racing

Training and preparation for Stage Racing

With spring finally on its way, many of you will have started on some training with the aim of taking part in one of Australia’s premier stage race events. There are certainly some great events to choose from, with scenic locations and varied terrain. Whether you plan to race at the pointy end, or simply want to get to the finish line each day, there are a number of important components you should look to include within your training and preparation in order to make your experience that much more enjoyable. 18 Oct 2016
The off season and general preparation phase

The off season and general preparation phase

With the Australian winter now on its way there tends to be a lull in the domestic race calendar and for many athletes it is a great time to take a break. The ‘Off Season’ is definitely a necessary phase for athletes to schedule into their Season plan in, order to give both the mind and body a rest and to recharge for the following season. 11 Oct 2016
How to successfully set goals and evaluate efforts

How to successfully set goals and evaluate efforts

Goals are what keep us motivated. It would be very hard to make sacrifices in life or put in those extra hard-yards, if we didn’t have a firm goal to work towards. If you cannot see any point to the training then you are far less likely to do it! Why would you get out of bed an hour earlier or throw on an extra few layers and face the rainy weather, if you have no goal acting as incentive? 20 Sep 2016
Doing the perfect taper

Doing the perfect taper

As you near your goal race or races for the season it is important to think about the taper period. This phase of training is crucial to performance but is often over-looked. Heres how to get it right. 13 Sep 2016
Get Fit For The Trail With Wahoo

Get Fit For The Trail With Wahoo

Getting fit isn't just about riding lots - but riding smartly. The Wahoo Kickr is another trainer that is perfect for MTBers wanting an edge. 17 Jul 2015