In this post and video you’ll learn how to workout from how to elevate your ride by increasing your endurance/strength, balance, and stability. You don't have to go to a gym or buy a bunch of expensive equipment - all of these exercises you can do with stuff laying around your house.
Let’s start with muscle endurance to stay strong pedaling up and down hill without fatiguing. We’ll do super sets so you don’t have to take breaks between sets. The super set includes pushups, pull ups, planks, rows, single leg lunges, a glute workout with some booty bands and then some body or sitting squats. Each exercise works a different set of muscles so you can work them all in a single set without fatiguing.
But remember, this isn’t a workout to prepare you for competing in the olympics. This is a workout to create holistic endurance, balance, and stability so you can rock the trail. Therefore, you don’t need to blast through a ton of pushups and pull ups to prove your dominance and strength - just start small, do the complete set a couple of times and slowly work your way into more reps.
We've invited a local trainer buddy, Sam Davis, to demonstrate the exercises. Sam likes to ride and rip and has a blast doing it. And he's also got tons of strengths. In the video he walks through each exercise, how to keep good form, and what muscles to focus on.
If you haven’t watched the video yet, start at 3:25 to get into the exercise demonstration.