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Podcasts for the one and only MTB Strength Training System. Learn how to enhance your riding by focusing on the most important part - You!

    Riding For A Lifetime Podcast - The 3 Pillars of Sustainable Training & Riding

    Riding For A Lifetime Podcast - The 3 Pillars of Sustainable Training & Riding

    In this podcast I share my insights in the concept of Riding For A Lifetime. Based on my own journey with getting older along with my 30 years of strength training experience - 20 years of it as a fitness professional and 15+ years focusing on mountain bikers - this concept is based on one simple idea...
    There is a difference between training for short term performance gains and training for longevity. 
    Performance enhancement and longevity can’t both be most important, you have to choose one. And for too long the info we’ve been getting from the fitness and cycling media places performance enhancement first...and we’re paying the long term physical price for it.
    In this podcast I share where the idea came from, why I think there is a critical need for this type of info and the three pillars of the Riding For A Lifetime concept, which are -
    1 - Sustainable Fitness Training.
    2 - Sustainable Riding Strategies.
    3 - Efficient Movement On & Off The Bike.
    My goal with the Riding For A Lifetime concept and the camps, workshops, programs and other things I will create based on is to help riders understand the best ways to prioritize sustainable practices that will keep them riding strong tomorrow and for years to come. If you have any questions about the info in this podcast post a comment or send me an email to james@bikejames.com, I’m always happy to help.
    Until next time…
    Ride Strong,
    James Wilson

    • 1 hr 17 min
    3 Tips for Training During the CV-19 Pandemic

    3 Tips for Training During the CV-19 Pandemic

    First, I hope that this podcast finds you healthy and safe. Mountain biking is an important part of our lives but there are much bigger things that a lot of people are going through and I hope that you're doing as well as you can with the situation.
    With that said, I know that a lot of riders find themselves trying to figure out how to modify their normal training and riding schedule - I'm one of them as well. So I wanted to put together a list of my top 3 tips for doing that.
    Top 3 Tips for Training During the CV-19 Pandemic
    Try to maintain your routine as much as possible and keep your normal training time. 
    If you need to outfit a home gym without a lot of money then consider using strength bands and isometric training to help.
    Use this time to develop the movement skills behind the technical skills you use on the bike. 
    Bonus Tip - Don’t try to make up for lack of trail rides with a lot of Crossfit style/ High Intensity strength training type stuff. The best cardio you can do is on a bike so if you have access to one then use it, otherwise don’t panic and start using strength and power training as cardio training. This type of training has a higher chance of getting you hurt and getting you back on the trail with bad movement habits and overuse injuries waiting to happen.
    Unless this is the endgame for the world government/ Illuminati and we end up under a medical dictatorship then we will get through this to ride another day. Doing what you can to keep up a good training routine will help in the short term and the long term so hopefully these tips will help you do that.
    Until next time...
    Ride Strong,
    James Wilson

    • 48 min
    Sleep Coaching with Nick Lambe

    Sleep Coaching with Nick Lambe

    Have you ever heard the saying that “to achieve what others can’t, you must be willing to do what others won’t”?
    Of course, you can use this saying to motivate you to work out or watch what you eat...and you should, because those are important things...but I’d argue that you should also use it to motivate you to get more sleep.
    Most people reading this are sleep deprived in some way, either from a lack of sleep or poor quality sleep. And while I knew that sleep was important, it wasn’t until recently that I realized how important it was.
    Whatever the cause, the results from sleep deprivation are the same…
    Decreases in aerobic capacity
    Decreases in strength and power
    Increases in reaction times 
    Increases in catabolic “stress” hormones
    ...and this is just to name a few. As the guest on this podcast put it, sleep is the lever that you can pull that will impact everything else in your body.
    In this episode of the BikeJames Podcast, I interview sleep coach Nick Lambe. He helps people improve their sleep habits and the quality of their sleep through his business The Online Sleep Coach and he came on the podcast to share some insights and tips to help you with yours.
    You can learn more and contact Nick on IG at @theonlinesleepcoach or online at www.onlinesleepcoach.com. He does both private and small group sleep coaching and I highly recommend checking out the free stuff he posts on Instagram.
     
    Sleep is like a legal performance enhancing drug that far too few of us take advantage of. Hopefully this podcast will help you achieve better results both on and off the bike by daring to do what others won’t...getting enough sleep.
    Until next time…
    Ride Strong,
    James Wilson
    MTB Strength Training Systems

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Primal Skills Camp Recap: 3 Lessons to Help You In The Gym and On The Bike

    Primal Skills Camp Recap: 3 Lessons to Help You In The Gym and On The Bike

    In this episode of the BikeJames Podcast, I recap the 3 lessons I took away over the course of the two day skills and fitness camp I hosted a few weeks ago. All four riders who made the trip made some big breakthroughs with how they moved on and off the bike and I hope that these lessons can help you too.
    They are:
    The importance of Isometric Training for developing strength.
    The importance of having weight on your hands to drive your movement on the bike.
    The importance of mobility training if you want to “ride for a lifetime”.
    I also give a review of the Eliptigo M-SUB, which is a stand up bike that I used at the camp to help the riders get a better feel for some of the positions I was talking to them about. I think that it has a lot of potential for us as mountain bikers - definitely a better off season training option than a road bike - and you can check them out at https://www.elliptigo.com/ after you listen to the podcast if you’re interested in learning more.
     
    Until next time…
    Ride Strong,
    James Wilson

    • 1 hr
    Next Level Soft Tissue Strategies - Interview with Chris Duffin from Kabuki Strength

    Next Level Soft Tissue Strategies - Interview with Chris Duffin from Kabuki Strength

    Last week I posted a review of a new soft tissue tool I’ve been using called the Boomstick. At roughly 2 feet long and weighing 20 pounds, it opens up ways to address tightness and mobility that I didn’t know existed.
    Having a long history with the foam roller I thought I knew a lot when it came to improving recovery and mobility through soft tissue work but after experiencing the Boomstick at a seminar I realized I still had a lot to learn. So I decided to go to the man behind the Boomstick, Chris Duffin.
    Chris is the founder of Kabuki Strength, a company dedicated to moving the fitness industry forward through innovative training tools and education. He is also the author of the book The Eagle and The Dragon, which tells the story of how he overcame a lot of obstacles to get to where he is today.
    I got Chris on for a podcast interview to go over his views on strength and recovery and how they tie into the next level soft tissue work you can do with tools like the Boomstick. We also touch on barefoot training and Mace Swinging (a.k.a. 360’s and 10-2’s). It was a great talk covering a lot of topics but one that anyone interested in maximizing their recovery while decreasing the chance of injury should check out.
    If you’re interested in learning more about Chris, the Boomstick and Kabuki Strength you can check them out at www.kabukistrength.com or one of the other links below:
    Educational Content - @kabuki_virtualcoaching 
    Kabuki Strength - @kabukistrengthlab
    Chris Duffin -  @mad_scientist_duffin
    I hope you enjoy this interview and get some stuff from it. And be sure to check out the Boomstick Review for some videos on how to use it on common problem areas for riders.
    Until next time…
    Ride Strong,
    James Wilson
    MTB Strength Training System

    • 1 hr 21 min
    New Podcast - Bioforce Coaches Seminar Recap

    New Podcast - Bioforce Coaches Seminar Recap

    In the book Sapiens - which I highly recommend BTW - the author talks about the superpowers that separate humans from other animals. We have a couple of them but the one that I like to focus on is the ability to purposefully affect our future-selves.
    Unlike other animals that are only focused on the present, humans can see into the future and project themselves into it. This allows us to make sacrifices now that we know will help ourselves in the future.
    But, like any superpower, if we choose to ignore it then it doesn’t do us any good. You have to embrace the power and the responsibility that comes with it if you want to put it to use.
    This is why I tell people that if you are a mountain biker then you are a mountain biker 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every decision you make is going to affect your future self, both in the short term and the long term.
    Trying to separate yourself from the impact of your decisions on your riding is ignoring your superpower. What you had this morning for breakfast, your sleep habits and your recovery strategies should all looked at as to how they will impact your riding.
    Which brings me to this week’s BikeJames Podcast. In this episode I recap the Bioforce Coaches Weekend, where I saw some great presentations and met some really smart coaches. 
    I had a lot of takeaways from it and have a couple of the speakers lined up for podcast interviews so we can dive deeper into some of the subjects. 
    I hope you get some useful stuff for your own training, sleeping and recovery plan. I’m looking forward to putting some of the things I learned into place and sharing the results with you down the road.
    Until next time…
    Ride Strong,
    James Wilson

    • 49 min

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