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TRX FUNNY BUSINESS AT HOME


Over the past six months I’ve been using a TRX suspension trainer as part of my shoulder physical therapy (See Bone on bone but still rocking).

Lately I’ve been rocking this fun move:

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May 21, 2015 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (2)


WHAT!? REST REALLY WORKS?


I preach proper rest, and I often tell my overtrained clients to just freaking’ take a break, but I’m not so good at following that advice.

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May 20, 2015 : Posted In: Life with a capital L,Skills/training : Comments (0)


THE LLB SPRING 2015 MOAB CAMP WAS SO RAD

Our first multi-day destination camp is done, and it was beyond awesome. I’m still jazzed … and I’m planning improvements to the next camp.

Check out the epic tale and photos:

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May 19, 2015 : Posted In: Coaching,Trail : Comments (1)


I WANT TO BE A BIKE COACH: SHOULD I GO TO COLLEGE?

Hi Lee,

I am a big fan of yours, you’re one of my role models within the World of Mountain Biking.

I write this email as a 17 year old from the UK trying to decide on a career path, I currently work as a lifeguard and I am in full time education. I love Sport and especially riding bikes with knobbly tyres on dirt.

Becoming a Mountain Biking coach interests me greatly as I would love to turn my passion into a career and help share my passion with other riders. I was hoping for some insight into the industry and advice as to how to break into it and become a coach.

Is it better to start part-time and go to University/ College as well, if so would a degree relating to Psychology and Sports coaching be beneficial? or completely commit and become fully qualified straight away? How does someone come about working for your coaching team? What qualifications or experience do you look for?

Any advice you can offer would be a huge help.

Kind regards

Alex

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May 8, 2015 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Coaching : Comments (0)


HAMSTRING STRETCHES FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT TO STRETCH


Lee,

I attended the Level 1 class at Valmont Bike Park with Kevin this weekend, it was awesome. We learned so much!

One of the key things I learned is that I need more flexibility. Kevin mentioned F6 and it looks like a great way to reinforce key movements and strengthen your riding body. I was wondering if you have any specific recommendations for improving flexibility, especially in hamstrings.

Thanks Lee, looking forward to the Level 2 clinic in a couple of weeks!

Chad

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May 5, 2015 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Skills/training : Comments (0)


CHLOE WOODRUFF SHREDS THE 2015 WHISKEY OFF-ROAD CRITERIUM


NinerBikes posted some beautiful photos on Pinkbike yesterday, and they show Chloe Woodruff shredding!

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May 4, 2015 : Posted In: Racing,Skills/training : Comments (0)


ONE SPOT LEFT FOR MOAB 2015!

Our April 23-26 Moab camp is going to be awesome—and there’s only one spot left.

If you want to learn a lot, get some great photos and ride world class trails with some of the best instructors in the world, check out the LLB 4-day camp in Moab, UT >>>

April 10, 2015 : Posted In: Coaching : Comments (0)


PUMP UP THE BASE MADE ME STRONGER. WHAT NEXT?


Lee,

Howdy, I just finished a functional threshold power test (20 minutes flat out). Brutal. Over 10 weeks of Pump Up the Base, my FTP went up 8% to 271. I have no idea if that’s what I should be expecting. Stand up pedaling really improved, that’s for sure. Let me know what you think so I can figure out how to continue my training. Thanks,I hope you’re doing well.

Marc

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STOP THE INJURY CYCLE!


When bike parks, long-travel bikes and technique errors mix, the results can be gruesome.

If you’re getting hurt a lot, please address the underlying issues. If your friends are getting hurt, try to intervene, but don’t be surprised if your friends don’t want help.

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March 30, 2015 : Posted In: Life with a capital L,Skills/training : Comments (4)


WEEK 10 OF PUMP UP THE BASE — CAN I STOP NOW?


Hi Lee
I’m on week 10 of Pump Up the Base but its now nice enough to ride outside and I don’t know if I can mentally handle riding the trainer when the trails are money. Don’t you think it’d make more sense training-wise to get out for trail rides now even though I’m not all the way done with the program?
Mark

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