Mountain biking is a unique sport in that it demands a high level of strength and cardio. Using exercise techniques that let you work on both at the same time provides a unique chance to build real "trail fitness". If you want to get a great workout while building strength and cardio at the same time then Hybrid Exercises are another tool for you to put in your toolbox.
Hybrid Exercises are when you combine two exercises into one movement. They differ slightly from the combo drills I use in a lot of my programs so watch this video to see how they break down and how to perform this routine.
Here is a list of the routine
:- TRX Push Up with PJK X 12 reps
- RDL with Bent Row X 12 reps
- Split Squat with Shoulder Press X 6 reps each leg
Go through this circuit 2-4 times, 2-3 times per week and you'll start to feel the difference on the trail.
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