fitness

FITNESS: Setting goals and developing motivation

FITNESS: Setting goals and developing motivation

Set goals and stay motivated this season! 17 Jun 2019
MTB Strength Training

MTB Strength Training

Isn’t riding my bike enough? Do I really need to have a strength program? 6 Mar 2019
Gaining The Most From Your Off-Season

Gaining The Most From Your Off-Season

The off-season can be a great time to reset the body and mind after a tough racing season. Find out how to 'off-season' with Jenni King! 1 Mar 2019
Training and the Immune System

Training and the Immune System

Find out how to minimise your risk of getting sick this race and flu season. 20 Feb 2019
TESTED: The Wahoo KickR

TESTED: The Wahoo KickR

Trainers like the Wahoo KICKR exist as we can't always ride outside when we want to. But how real can they feel? 19 Dec 2018
FIRST LOOK: The Wahoo KickR V4

FIRST LOOK: The Wahoo KickR V4

If you love riding outdoors, but often get stuck indoors - you'll want to know about the latest Wahoo KickR. 18 Jul 2018
Hydration Strategies

Hydration Strategies

You might be surprised to find that staying hydrated on the bike is actually significantly more complex than simply filling your bottle and taking a sip every now and then. 12 Jun 2018
Maintaining fitness over a season of racing

Maintaining fitness over a season of racing

Maintaining your fitness over a season of racing can be hard. We originally wrote this article for the summer season, but you can easily adhere this to winter racing or general fitness with a few tweaks. 5 Jun 2018
TESTED: Technogym my cycling

TESTED: Technogym my cycling

A bold as brass indoor trainer with an expensive price tag to match. Can it take the watts. 22 May 2018
FITNESS: Identifying and training for the demands of your event

FITNESS: Identifying and training for the demands of your event

Each event will place quite different demands on the body and it is therefore important to make sure your training is specific to the demands of the races/s you are aiming for. 5 Apr 2018
FITNESS: Developing the younger generation

FITNESS: Developing the younger generation

How do we best support the development of the younger mountain bike generation? 7 Feb 2018
The dangers of arterial endofibrosis

The dangers of arterial endofibrosis

Never heard of it? Neither had we but it's a disease that regularly affects cyclists and it's always good to be in the know. 14 Dec 2017
How to build your fitness base

How to build your fitness base

Learn how to grow your base fitness to keep going stronger for longer. 11 Dec 2017
FITNESS: Understand you training zones

FITNESS: Understand you training zones

As a coach, one of the most common questions I get asked is: ‘How do I set up my training zones?’ 14 Nov 2017
Yoga: Chest openers for cyclists

Yoga: Chest openers for cyclists

You love riding, but wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to experience burn and tension in your shoulders, neck and upper back? 18 Oct 2017
The 5 best sports for Cross Training

The 5 best sports for Cross Training

When training becomes a struggle, it's time to branch out. Here are some of the best sports and activities for the mountain bike enthusiast looking to cross train. 8 Oct 2017
Losing weight without losing performance

Losing weight without losing performance

Coming out of winter hibernation with a little more bulk than we had going in can be frustrating. But, rapid weight loss can kill your performance on the bike. Instead, here’s how to lose the winter weight, while still smashing your competitors. 30 Sep 2017
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