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HOW DO DEADLIFTS APPLY TO MTB?


Over the past few weeks I’ve been posting deadlift photos and videos on social media, and people are asking:

How do deadlifts apply to mountain biking?

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SIX KEYS TO ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE


Top-ranked XTERRA triathlete Cody Waite and his wife Kathy Tank Waite run EPC Mulitsport, an endurance sports coaching and training company in Lakewood, CO. Cody and Kathy are both full-on shredders with elite-level fitness.

Cody recently placed 15th at his first Leadville 100 (in 7:01). Let’s learn about Team Waite’s well-rounded approach to training (and Life).

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August 25, 2015 : Posted In: Life with a capital L,Skills/training : Comments (1)


RIDING ANALYSIS: ON TRACK WITH CURTIS KEENE S2E2


Lee,

Have you seen the most recent video in Curtis’ Red Bull enduro series?

Toward the beginning there is a shot of him coming out of a corner and lifting the front as he accelerates out. Braaap!

Is there a functional purpose to this?
Is he just that hard on the pedals?
Is it merely an artifact of pumping the exit of the corner?
....or is it just a “style” thing?

True

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August 20, 2015 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Skills/training : Comments (5)


WORKING OUT WITH A NARROWER GRIP

This is a followup to yesterday’s post: My shoulders hurt: Are my bars too wide?

Yesterday Dane at REVO Physiotherapy & Sports Performance showed me that 25 inches might be my maximum functional handlebar width for mountain biking. That’s interesting considering my bikes run 29-32 inches.

Today I checked my home workout setup and …

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August 13, 2015 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (7)


JOIN US IN MOAB THIS OCTOBER OR APRIL!

The LLB Spring Moab camp was so rad we’re doing it again—only better.

Where: Moab, UT

When: Oct. 22-25, 2015 and April 21-24, 2016

Why: Learn deep kung fu MTB skills and have tons of fun.

Who: Anyone who wants to ride more types of terrain faster, radder and safer. You!

Learn more and sign up: LLB camps in Moab, UT >>>

: Posted In: Coaching : Comments (0)


MY SHOULDERS HURT. ARE MY BARS TOO WIDE?

Whoa. Mind blown.

Today I learned some important things about shoulder stability—and maybe handlebar width as it relates to shoulder pain.

Story and video:

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August 12, 2015 : Posted In: Equipment,Skills/training : Comments (15)


LEANING A BICYCLE VS. DIRT BIKE VS. STREET BIKE


Lee,

Say one question that you gave me the answer to when we were in Moab but I’d like to explore a bit more. We talked about how on a motorbike we tend to hang off in corners which I thought was because the motorbike is heavier than the person so trying to keep the bike more upright centralized the weight over the wheels a bit more. On a mountain bike we do the opposite. You let me know that riding a motorbike with a kind of mountain bike mentality (i.e – pushing the motorbike over and me staying more upright) would be just as workable. So I’m a bit lost on the logic (although I think you’re absolutely right because I’ve been riding my motorbike more like a mountain bike and especially at lower speeds it’s much more manageable) and would appreciate the cliff notes on the why it works. I’m so darn logical that I have to understand before I can get truly comfortable – sorry about that!

Regards.

Phil

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August 11, 2015 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Skills/training : Comments (6)


RECOVERING FROM HARD RIDES


Lee

The end-of-day recovery from your four day clinic (LLB Moab Camp Oct. 22-25, 2015) is very interesting to me. As I am 54 I find this is becoming extremely important. What can I do to learn about the best recovery for me?

Chris

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August 10, 2015 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Coaching : Comments (1)


CORNERING DRILL: DOT DOT DOT …


It’s all about the middle dot.

Pump it hard to drive outward and late-apex the outer dot.

Cul de sac kung fu!

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August 6, 2015 : Posted In: Skills/training : Comments (0)


THUMBS, EMG, DEAD LIFTS AND BOX JUMPS AT REVO


Last fall my orthopedist said he will eventually replace my flesh shoulder with a metal one. In the meantime, some brilliant physiotherapists and trainers have helped me function better and ride stronger.

The three sharpest people from the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine have recently opened their own facility: REVO Physiotherapy & Sports Performance in Boulder, CO (on 29th St. next to Panera).

REVO is the official “Keep Your Shoulder For A While and Kick Some Ass While You’re At It” sponsor of Lee Likes Bikes. See what they do:

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