I love helping riders ride faster/easier with improved technique.
It’s extra gratifying when we track progress.
We’re rocking lung fu skills at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley, CA on Jan. 16, 17 and 18.
Grab your spot today!
This piece was written for TrainingPeaks.com, but I hope LLB readers will dig it.
Man does not live on the trainer alone. If the conditions are nice, pin it outside! Sprint training up the slalom track at Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO.
So many mountain bikers do their work in the winter—sitting and spinning, mostly—then they hit real trails and are shocked. Why aren’t I flying up these rocky climbs? Why I am I working so hard? Why am I falling down?
Mountain biking is more complex than road riding. Never mind all the turning, hopping and dropping: The pedaling is more involved too.
This article strives to help your winter pedaling training better prepare you for off-road riding. The physiological concepts come from my pedaling fitness coach, Lester Pardoe at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. The technical concepts come from my experience as a busy skills instructor, dad and business owner. I need to wring every gram of benefit out of every minute on the trainer (and I need it to be interesting).
I’ve completed my first week of Pump Up the Base and it’s rocking my world (or mostly legs and heart) – THANK YOU.
Can you direct me where “sweet spot” fits in in terms of heart rate zones? I’m using the Wahoo.
Max HR (on bike, estimated) – 175
Zone 5 Speed (anaerobic) – 162-175
Zone 4 Economy (anaerobic) – 150-162
Zone 3 Stamina (aerobic) – 137-150
Zone 2 Endurance (aerobic) – 125-137
Zone 1 Recovery (aerobic) – 112-125
On the sweet spot, I seem to be hitting between 155-165 and getting close to not being able to finish the 3m interval. Am I pushing too hard or do I need to suck it up?!
You’re time’s ultra valuable and I understand if you can’t answer my questions – still thank you for your book and time!
By Kevin Stiffler
Shredding is our business, and business is good.
On the weekend of Oct. 18, Lee McCormack were simultaneously at Denver International Airport heading in different directions for several days of coaching and shredding: Lee in Illinois, me in my home state of New York.
LLB skills student and pro racer Chris Kelly helped create the comprehensive functional wellness practice Nourish Balance Thrive. He and I recently spent an hour talking about riding, training and Flow.
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Keep reading for the full transcript.
Hey all, my coach Lester Pardoe has offered new riders a 25% discount on Powermax indoor cycling classes at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. This is the most effective (and most fun) show in town. Rip it!
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Ian in Australia had a serious heart problem.
Now he’s riding better than ever.
I am a huge fan of your books, already got PUTB, P2TI and Mastering MTB skills, they really added a huge increase both in my fitness and skills.
PUTB got me trying XC racing this year, and now that the season is over I’m looking forward next year to improve my results.
Got one question: I just began PUTB, I am on W4 this week, and I’m planning to rock P2PI right after to get in great shape for March, when I have my first races.
I am doing these workouts on tuesday and thursday, and I always get a long, fun MTB ride with friends on sunday morning.
Is that a good strategy?
During the race season, what do you recommand as a workout for the weekday?