Blog : Skills Clinics : Books : Pump tracks and bike parks
Ask a question



Skills/training

FOUR DAYS OF AWESOME IN PEORIA, IL


I had no idea mountain biking in the Midwest is so big—and excellent.

Just returned from four days of teaching and riding in Peoria, IL. Thoughts:

(more…)
August 22, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching,Trail : Comments (1)


AFTER ONE SKILLS SESSION …

Our friend Keith, a Cat 1 XC racer with legs that were crushing but skills that were disappointing, has signed up for 20 hours of skills sessions.

In session #1 we covered the basics, laid down some baseline metrics (time trials!) and plucked some low-hanging fruit.

Keith raced the following weekend. Here’s what he said:

(more…)
August 12, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching,Reader mail,Skills/training : Comments (0)


SPEED LADDER FOR MTB?


Hi Lee,

Thanks for Pump Up The Base, I rocked it last winter and now I am gaining the benefits (aside from the leg speed, “climbing” on a trainer helped my posture while climbing).

My question is, does the speed ladder help in MTB? I came across a speed ladder and I thought that the foot speed(?) and agility exercises were nice and since I do MTB, maybe I can incorporate it to my training.

Pin it!

Niño

(more…)
August 6, 2014 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Skills/training : Comments (1)


ARM POSITION WHEN PUMPING?


Lee,

I have pump track envy! That just looks like so much fun.

I also have a question about arm/wrist position when pumping. I notice that some people cock/flex their wrist more at the grip that leads to a more elbows out position, and others keep their wrist more perpendicular to the bar and elbows more inline with their body. Which is correct? Or more effective?

Max

(more…)


INTEGRATING BIKE AND STRENGTH FITNESS?

Our friend Lars has an interesting question about timing his Pump Up the Base and Prepare to Pin It training programs, plus integrating strength work.

(more…)


SHREDDERS FROM COLOMBIA


Jorge and Diego came from Bogota, Colombia to dial in their MTB skills.

We had two great sessions at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO.

(more…)
: Posted In: Coaching : Comments (0)


KUNG FU SKILLS CLINIC IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA ON SEPT. 7


OK! We are bringing the Awesome to Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in Orange County, CA.

Come on out for a fun day of learning and riding with LLB coach Andy Somerville.

(more…)
July 30, 2014 : Posted In: Coaching : Comments (0)


FIRST XTERRA WIN FOR A KUNG FU STUDENT!

Hey Lee, I don’t know if you remember me, I attended the Utah clinic you guys put on last spring … anyway, my daughter and I have been on the trails almost every day since then, always yelling out whatever Lee taught us that the other is not doing … I finally won my age group at an XTERRA, on the most technical course I’ve done. I still can’t keep up on 4,000 ft of climbing because I am 30-40 lbs heavier then the other guys, but the technical riding and more punchy climbs are mine. I have gotten to the point of zero hand callouses, no wrist pain, and no arm fatigue from death gripping the bars. I think about what you taught daily, and still go back and read your books fairly often. Thanks for taking the effort to single me out and give me some help.

Carl

(more…)


KUNG FU MTB SKILLS IN PEORIA, IL AUG. 15-18


I’ll be teaching kung fu skills in Peoria, IL the weekend of Aug. 16, 2014.

Fitness and equipment are temporary. Skill is permanent.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are sold out.

NEW: Monday session! >>> SOLD OUT. Thanks everyone!

(more…)
: Posted In: Coaching : Comments (0)


THE JOY OF NOT RACING


Last weekend was a big deal in Winter Park, CO. You had the Air Downhill, the Enduro World Series, the Slopestyle, some cross country and more I’m sure.

I didn’t compete at all. It felt strange, but it was good.

(more…)


Next Page »



© 2014 Lee McCormack, Lee Likes Bikes LLC. All rights reserved.
Contact or questions: lee@leelikesbikes.com
Get strong
off the bike!


Pump up
your base fitness!


Pin it this season!













Get strong now


Know more. Have more fun!
Join the leelikesbikes mailing list






Huge thanks to my supporters:
Specialized
Fox Racing Shox
Shimano
Hayes
Sun-Ringle
Answer
Gamut USA
The Fix Bike Shop
The Wife and the Babies!