YOUR OWN MOUNTAIN BIKING TRAINING PROGRAM!
Here are 6 awesome training exercises you can use to get you mountain biking faster, stronger, and with fewer injuries, from our friend Steven Moniz at Monvida Sports.
Squats work your glutes, hamstrings and quads. Start with your feet shoulder-width apart, your core tight and spine neutral. As you come down, bend at your hips and knees, making sure your knees don’t pass your toes, and stop when you’re parallel to the floor. On your way up, emphasize pressing through your heels.
SINGLE LEG DEADLIFTS
Single leg deadlifts emphasize the posterior side of your body by working your glutes, hamstrings and quads. Start off by balancing on one leg then lean forward, making sure to keep your core tight and spine is neutral. Stop once your upper body is parallel to the floor. Squeeze your glutes and hamstrings on the working leg to get back to the starting position.