Author: Brian Harris

Building Endurance For Mountain Bike Races

Whether you are racing casually or competitively, there is one thing that can mean the difference between taking the winner’s crown or being part of the rest of the crowd: endurance. Mountain bike races require the use of force, explosiveness, and other riding skills that can burn you out in minutes and guarantee that you lose the race. This is what makes having endurance so important.

Before a race, you have to build up your stamina so that your capacity to keep going does not run out before the race is over. Here are some exercises that can help you when building endurance for mountain bike races.


Do Cardio Training

Generally, cardiovascular fitness is what determines how much physical output your body can provide before it can call it quits. The same goes for mountain bike racing. You should do exercises that improve your cardiovascular strength, which will in turn improve your endurance and better your winning odds during races. While at it, make sure the exercises last a decent interval of time, preferably 45 minutes or more.

Try Cross-Training

Engaging in a broad variety of workouts over a short span of time, otherwise called cross-training, is also a surefire way of boosting your endurance before a race. Essentially, you should keep the notion that cardiovascular exercises is where its at when it comes to building endurance in mind all along. So, the cross-training exercises in your endurance workout regimen should focus on building aerobic capabilities.

Do Workouts That Focus On The Legs

In mountain bike races, legs take most of the punishment. An explosive cycling session can easily wear them out in seconds and put them out of commission for quite a while, which is the last thing you want to experience in the middle of a heated race. Consequently, you should perform workouts that make your legs stronger and more enduring.

Such exercises include leg extensions, leg curls, squats, and so forth. These workouts are a bit sensitive and you can easily overstretch your leg muscles and tendons, which is why it is best to have a personal trainer guide you all the way. In the least, you should consider attending a personal training sessions at the gym just to be safe.


Use Lighter Weights For Lifting Exercises

You will need to improve your strength before you can race, and this typically involves lifting some weights. During these workouts, it is better to use lighter weights that you can lift several times rather than use heavier weights that you will have to put down after a few repetitions. The key is to keep lifting for longer, as this will help build stamina as well.


Endurance is one of the greatest concerns mountain bike riders have, and nowhere is this athletic attribute more important than during races. All the strength, riding technique, and experience will count for little when competing against other racers if you lack the endurance to go the distance. Fortunately, with the above exercises, you can boost your endurance substantially and increase the odds of finishing your race a winner.

About the Author

Jacon Stranj is a certified personal trainer and mountain biking enthusiast. He’s trained hundreds of state and national level competitors at his gym in the Woodlands Texas. Jacon believes that at the core of every successful rider there is an emphasis on sport specific strength and conditioning. You can learn more about his training and Woodlands Strength & Conditioning on their website.

A medieval castle, a princess and mountain biking

It might seem unusual at first glance, the combination of mountain biking and everything that has the flavour of an ancient culture. In fact the two situations, seemingly in contrast, combine to give shape to a project called “sustainable tourism”. And ‘the case of the European Mountain Bike that has been able to use and exploit all the resources, natural, cultural and gastronomic opportunities in the area. The route of the European also transits for about forty percent within the estate. The noble family residing in the twelfth century and takes care of the land.┬áPlaces safeguarded with commitment, with attention to the balance of a sensitive ecosystem.

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The public, the journalists from all parts of Europe and thousands of bikers attending the event will appreciate, photograph and tell these places to those who have not had the good fortune to know. The presentation of Pedals Brand, could not be inside the castle of San Salvatore in Susegana, accompanied by a sumptuous buffet sponsored by MrGreen and the discreet but attentive and passionate hostess, the “Princess” Trinidad Collalto. The first guest the evening to intervene is the passionate politician, one who believed more than the others to the project of pedals Brand, the President of the Province Leonardo Muraro.

The second operation of the hostess, the Princess Trinidad Collalto that welcomes all guests of the evening and wishes everyone a wonderful European Championship. Speaker then Mayor Gianni Susegana Montesel.

The Councillor for Sports of the Province Speranzon Paul: “I greet and thank Pedals Brand and its President with all the volunteers, all the mayors of the six municipalities involved in this project. I believe that the path of Pedals Brand is a quality location and for this reason I also thank the Federation and all the companies that promote sports culture in our area. “

The inevitable Remo Mosole, the guru of cycling: “In Treviso Us lucky because we have great organizers as Massimo Panighel and public bodies sensitive and attentive to the sport. “

Giandomenico Poss, Veneto Region councilor: “I bring you my greetings in a personal cycling because I live within my family. I also bring greetings from the President of the Region Luca Zaia. The region could not be here this evening. I wish you all an excellent result for the European mountain bike. Our Olympics, now, are these events taking place in the Veneto region. “

The President Massimo Panighel: “Team Pedals Brand started with 300 volunteers now we were in but we are worth 30 to 30,000. We do this because we love the sport and our land. Always our Team had full support from the authorities in spite of the crisis and the cuts. With our project move many things in Treviso, tourism, facilities and companies in the sector which, unfortunately, in recent times there are very close. If we have become great, it’s also thanks to all the institutions that we have always been at our side and all the volunteer groups where is our true strength. “

Also it presented the work of the artist Marco Varisco-trophy that will be awarded to the winner. This was followed by interventions Councillor for Sports the City of Montebelluna, Claudio Denadai, who expressed his pride as a representative of the town of Treviso that will host the European Championships.Tomat President Unindustria Veneto who highlighted how sport is a true passion, lived and practiced in the Veneto region. To close with the vice president of the Cycling Federation, Flavio Milani who brought greetings of President Di Rocco. Paul Malfer, conductor of the evening to replace Marino Bartoletti who has had an injury the day before the presentation, closed the evening remembering “This all started with a big spring of love: Luke Panighel”.

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