If you’re like me and millions of other riders out there then you know how frustrating it can be to hit a wall with your progression as a mountain biker. We all remember the consistent progression that came when we first started riding and how much fun it was.
It seemed like we were able to ride a little further or were able to clean something a little more technical than the last time we rode. But eventually that consistent progression came to a stop and so we started looking for ways to kick start it again.
And this is where we started to get misled…
First we’re told that we need to invest in a lighter/ better bike and better gear. This makes sense on the surface and so we do. Usually this upgrade sees another performance increase, confirming in our minds that spending money on our bikes and equipment is one of the answers to improving our performance.
But again you hit a plateau.
This time you’re told that you need to “train” and that training consists of riding hours and hours on a road bike.
For a lot of riders this advice is pretty discouraging. Many of us got into mountain biking because we love trail riding, not road riding. If riding for hours and hours each week on the road or an indoor trainer is what it really takes to become a better mountain biker then maybe it isn’t worth it.
But even for those riders who do try it, many find this approach is usually a disappointment. The results seen on the trail just aren’t what they’d expect from the amount of time they put into training, making it harder and harder to justify the time investment.
So, a lot of mountain bikers end up accepting their fate. They think they just aren’t “natural” riders and they’ve taken their abilities as far as they can and they should just be happy with where they are at.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Every rider reading this has the power in the them to become a significantly better rider once they know the truth about what it really takes to become a better trail rider.
You’ve been lied to by an industry that wants to sell you a new bike or part under the promise of improving your performance.
You’ve been lied to by “mountain bike coaches” who treat us like road riders on dirt and blindly apply training programs from that sport to ours.
And you’ve been lied to by the riders at your local trailhead who tell you that time spent working on your skills, strength and power is time wasted…you just need to ride your bike more.
The truth is that you can’t just “upgrade” and pedal your way to being a great trail rider…you have to train using a program designed specifically for unique demands of our sport.
I know this makes some people uncomfortable when I point this out but mountain biking is not road riding on dirt and we need a much different approach to improvement.
We need more mobility, core strength, leg strength, upper body stability and technical skills than a roadie. These are things that are simply not addressed by logging countless hours on training rides and working on the perfect “spin”.
In order to truly excel as a rider you need a training program that integrates all of these aspects – plus trail specific cardio – into one package.
The Ultimate MTB Workout Program is the done-for-you mountain bike training solution you’ve been looking for.
If you are looking to accomplish any or all of these things then The Ultimate MTB Workout Program is for you!
The Ultimate MTB Workout Program is the first comprehensive and all inclusive training program in the world developed by a skilled strength and conditioning coach exclusively for mountain bikers. Up until now all that mountain bikers had available to them were programs that might have covered one or two aspects of making you a better rider but left a lot of things unaddressed.
But before I go any further I guess I should take a minute to introduce myself so you know why you should care what I have to say about improving your performance on the trail anyways.
My name is James Wilson and I am the founder of MTB Strength Training Systems. Since 2005, I’ve helped thousands of riders around the world through online programs, articles and videos. My programs have been featured in practically every mountain biking website and magazine, including Decline Magazine, Pinkbike.com, VitalMTB.com and Mountain Bike Magazine.
I’ve trained 3 national champions and worked with the Yeti Cycles/ Fox Racing Shox World Cup team, giving me a unique perspective on what it takes to design a truly effective mountain bike specific program.
I tell you this not to impress you but to impress upon you that I know what it takes to help anyone – including you – significantly improve their riding. I’ve packed everything I know into one program that promises to change your riding forever.
This program is the culmination of almost 15 years of my education and experience as a professional trainer and strength coach, the last 10 of them helping thousands of riders around the world through my online training programs.
For the last decade I have been focusing exclusively on how to apply the best methods to the specific and unique demands of mountain biking and the UMWP v5 is the most comprehensive program of its kind.
This is the only mountain bike training program in the world that integrates everything you need to be a successful mountain biker – mobility, strength, cardio, nutrition, skills and mindset. While other programs may cover some of these aspects the Ultimate MTB Workout Program is unique is its holistic approach to helping you ride faster, longer and with more confidence on the trail.
Module 1 – Warm Ups & Mobility Training
In this module you will find a copy of the MTB Mobility Routines product. In it you will find several warm up and mobility routines for you to use. You will find an explanation of how to best use the different routines as well. You want to use one of the routines as a warm up for your workouts as well as using them on the days you don’t strength train to help improve and maintain your mobility levels.
Module 2 – Strength & Conditioning Workouts
This is the biggest module in the program and in it you will find everything you need to perform the strength and conditioning workouts in the program. You will find the workout logs, exercise demos, weekly training schedules and instructions on how to use the logs as well as access to video demos of the routines. In addition I have included a copy of my Training & Recovery Tracker to help you keep track of your training and see how well you are recovering from them.
Module 3 – Energy Systems Development Workouts (a.k.a. Cardio Workouts)
This module contains the different ESD Workouts specific to your type of racing/ riding. These are the “on-bike” workouts that will complement the cardio workouts you do as part of your strength and conditioning workouts. They include 2 off-season training blocks (each being 8 weeks long) as well as an in-season peaking block for a total of 24 weeks’ worth of cardio workouts. These Enduro Racing-Trail Riding, XC Racing and DH Racing versions each comes with its own Energy Systems Development/ Cardio Workouts and Weekly Training Plans geared towards the specific demands of that discipline. These compliment the rest of the program to put a “race specific” edge on your fitness.
Oh, and for those of you who don’t race and just like to trail ride you can simply skip the extra race specific cardio workouts. The strength, mobility, skills, mindset and nutrition info will help you show up strong at any trailhead and be ready for whatever gets thrown at you.
Module 4 – Nutrition and Supplements
In this module you will find everything you need to know in order to fuel and recover from your training program. I’ve included a 7 day meal plan, handouts I use at my facility to help educate my riders as well as a manual explaining basic nutrition, supplements as well as race day/ performance nutrition tips.
Module 5 – Skills Training
This is the most unique module in the program and what really separates it from any other mountain bike training program out there. Covering the basic trail skills like Body Position, Seated Pedaling, Standing Pedaling, Cornering and Manualing/ Bunny Hopping, this module will give you the info, drills and videos you need to ensure that you are riding with efficiency and style on the trail.
Module 6 – Mental Training
This is the shortest module but one that can make a huge impact on your performance. In it you will find the techniques I recommend to my riders to help them maintain a calm, focused mind so they can perform their best when it counts. These simple but powerful techniques can help you ride and race more consistently as well as be able to identify mental barriers that may be holding you back.
As you can see no stone has been left unturned in my quest to bring you the most comprehensive and effective mountain bike training program ever. Backed up with almost a decade of experience working with riders at all levels and you know it is the real deal.
“The innovative programs that James Wilson provided for me during the 3 years we worked together played a big role in my rapid success at the highest levels of downhill racing.
Any rider who wants to get the most out of their abilities should invest in a program from James – it will definitely help you ride faster and with more confidence.”
Aaron Gwin – Client from 2008-2010
2009/ 2010 National DH Champ – 4th place final World Cup Standings 2010
Team Yeti/ Fox Racing Shox Factory Team
“I have finally really started my fall training and your program rocks! In my 19 years as a professional athlete and coach I have never had or taught a workout program this effective. When I first talked to you about your program I thought it was very similar to what I have learned and developed for myself and my clients. Wow, was I wrong!
Your strength training program is different and better than anything I have tried in the past. There is an old saying that goes something like – the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Well this year I expect to have more snap, better control and most of all more fun because your program is going to make me stronger than ever. Thank you…”
Owner/ Operator of Better Ride Skills Camps
“Almost immediately, I felt stronger and more in tune with my body. This spring I rode less XC and road, but somehow I’m climbing stronger. I feel very stable, and I feel like no matter what happens, I can handle it. In four weeks I’ve dropped my 2.4-mile climb home from 18 minutes to 14. Pushing the DH bike up Left Hand Canyon has never been easier. At Sea Otter I felt superhuman. Dude: 2nd in semipro slalom qualifiers — that is awesome for me!
On a busy day when I can’t ride, James’ one-hour workout works me hard and gives me the confidence I’m doing the right thing. I trust the guy, and doing what he says feels easy (mentally, not physically!).
I really dig the MTB Strength Training System. It’s teaching me a lot about my body, it’s making me strong, it’s adding variety to my workouts, and it’s actually pretty fun. Most of us can benefit from increased mobility, stability, strength and power. If you’re willing to put in the work, I recommend James Wilson’s program.”
Author – Mastering Mountain Bike Skills
Top riders know that it is more about the rider than the bike (despite what all the advertising dollars being pumped into bike magazines tell you) and investing in the Ultimate MTB Workout Program will increase your riding potential on every bike you throw a leg over and every trail that you ride. No other “upgrade” can promise you that.
Something else to keep in mind… since the program was designed by a mountain biker who understands that you would rather be out on the trail riding than in the gym working out each workout is designed to elicit maximum results with minimal time investment. That means that 3 hours per week are all that is required to make an unbelievable impact on your riding.
The program also does not require any fancy equipment to complete. In fact, it is designed to reflect what everyone should have available to them in either a commercial or home gym setting. An Olympic bar and weight plates, a bench and/ or stability ball, some dumbbells, some rubber tubing and a pull up bar are all that you need to complete each workout. Again, it is not about baffling you with a bunch of fancy stuff; it is about delivering a true mountain bike specific program with exercises and equipment that deliver fast and noticeable results.
If you are not convinced that this is the single best strength and conditioning program you have ever seen to improve your riding… if you do not feel that it has helped your riding out more than you expected then simply return it within 60 days and I will gladly refund 100% of you money. I do not want to simply take your money, I want to help you get results. If I am unable to do that then I do not want to keep your investment.
Seriously, where else are you going to get anything even remotely close the sheer amount of quality information and workout programs for this price? It literally comes out to less than a $1 per day investment for this comprehensive and progressive 6 month program that is unlike anything else previously available to you as a mountain bike rider!
You can not even get a decent cup of coffee for $1 and now, for less than that, you have the opportunity to get your hands on the best upgrade you can possibly make to your riding. Plus, it comes with a money back guarantee – let’s see that kind of promise backing up the next bike part you buy!
I usually charge $200-$300 per month for programs (which makes 6 months of programs valued at over $1500) however all of it can be yours for only $147 $97! For less than an XO or XTR rear derailer that can get destroyed by a single wayward rock (I’ve been there!) you get to invest in something that will last for as long as you are a mountain biker – an improved, more injury resistant “engine” to drive your bike.
While the Enduro Racing/ Trail Rider, XC Racing and DH Racing versions usually sell separately for $97, if you order today you’ll get a bundle with all 3 versions. I don’t want to make you choose which version you want plus I want to make sure that you are set up no matter what the future holds. You may find yourself wanting to train for something different next season and with all 3 versions you’ll be ready.
But I can’t guarantee that this offer will still be here tomorrow so click on the Order Now button below to take advantage of it and get started on the journey towards becoming the rider you want to be with less time and effort than you ever thought possible.
If you are serious about maximizing your riding potential then this is what you have been waiting for…take advantage of this opportunity today and get more out or your riding!
MTB Strength Training System
P.S. Remember that you can download the e-manual immediately and it contains the links to the video demos and audio files, meaning that you can get started on the program right away! In 90 days you can completely change your riding or you can be the same rider you are today…the choice is yours. Take action today and take control of your performance on the trail, click on the Order Now button to get started today.
What equipment do I need to do the workouts?
To complete the workouts in the UMWP v5 you will need access to a foam roller, a set of dumbbells or kettlebells ranging from 20-50 pounds (adjustable dumbbells or kettlebells are fine), at least one 16 kg/ 35 pound kettlebell, a chin up bar, some rubber tubing or strength bands and a basic bar and wieght plates weight set. A suspension trainer and/ or a bench would be good to have but are not needed.
How much time each week does it take to see results?
The program is scalable to the amount of time you have available, from as little as 2 hours up to 10-12 hours week. By making sure that you focus on the things that deliver the biggest impact on the trail you can see noticeable results in much less time. In fact, I’ve had more than one rider tell me that it almost feels like cheating when you see how little you really have to do to see an impact on your riding.
Isn’t strength training only for Downhillers and Freeriders?
Strength training can help you excel at the more aggressive side of riding like standing pedaling, railing through rock gardens and exploding into bunny hops and off jumps. All of these things are usually associated with Downhilling or Freeriding but they aren’t exclusive to them. Every mountain biker reading this can benefit from and have more fun as a result of strength training even if you have no idea what the words “chairlift access” or “huck” even mean.
How can The Ultimate MTB Workout Program help improve my endurance for longer rides/ races?
While the strength training is definitely a big part of the program, the real goal of it is to improve your efficiency on the bike. It does this through working on your movement off the bike and showing you how to apply that improved movement to the bike through better posture and skills. All of this adds up to you being able to go faster while using less energy. If you want to be able to sustain a strong pace on the trail for 2-6+ hours without spending half your life on a trainer/ road bike then this is the program for you.
Shouldn’t I just ride or do extra cardio training with any extra time I have instead of strength training?
The simplest answer is this – while cardio training can help you improve the size of the gas tank, strength and mobility training can help you improve the efficiency/ gas mileage of the engine. Strength and mobility training, especially when done the way you will in this program, helps you maintain balance and strengthen areas you need on the trail but don’t use enough on the trail to improve like your core and hips. When you move better you will be stronger in the gym and be able to move more efficiently on your bike, especially as you fatigue or the trail gets rough. Just focusing on cardio simply doesn’t improve everything you really need to be a better rider.
NOTE: The Ultimate MTB Workout Program is a downloadable exercise routine manual. No physical products will be shipped. After you order, you will get INSTANT ACCESS to download the exercise routine manual and all the bonus reports onto your computer. The exercise routine manual format is adobe acrobat PDF, which can be viewed on Mac or PC.