Dee, Jonny and Todd are busy guys and we're stoked they were able to take two hours out of their day to give us some insight into what it's like to be a world-class mountain bike coach and some tips on nutrition, training and racing. They're going back to making training plans now but will try to stop in later to answer any questions they didn't get to. You can also reach them here:
Dee Tidwell: www.enduromtbtraining.com
/ Facebook/ Instagram: @enduromtbtraining
Jonny Thompson: https://fit4racing.com
Todd Schumlick: www.performxracing.com
/ IG @performx_training
According to social media, if you aren't quarantine baking, you're likely working off the quarantine baking in the gym. But how are professional athletes managing this uncertain time and what are the people behind the fitness programs that help them reach their podium goals doing to make sure they'll be in peak form when racing finally kicks off?
We've been wondering how coaches like Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson, and Todd Schumlick are training their athletes right now with no gym access and no race schedule and how they're planning on training their athletes when there’s once again gym access and the race schedule is announced. We thought this would be a perfect opportunity for you to ask Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson, and Todd Schumlick your questions. Todd SchumlickTodd Schumlick, owner/directer of PerformX, has 25+ years experience as a “trainer” (physical fitness, nutrition, rehab and mental development), including kinesiology, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation, sports nutrition, and more certifications. He’s been contracted by Red Bull, Ski-Doo, Honda, Yamaha, KTM, and various brands as a trainer for motocross and mountain bike athletes since 2008. Over the past years his athletes have included Blair Morgan (MX/Snocross), Jean-Sebastian Roy (MX), Colton Facciotti (MX), Stevie Smith (MTB), Aaron Gwin (MTB), Richie Rude (MTB), Sam Blenkinsop (MTB), Mark Abma (Ski), Brook MacDonald (MTB), Finn Iles (MTB), Emmeline Ragot (MTB), Marcelo Gutierrez (MTB), Remi Gauvin (MTB), Miranda Miller (MTB), Casey Brown (MTB), Seth Sherlock (MTB), and many more. Since 2010, he’s also been team manager/owner position for PerformX DH Team, Norco Factory Racing, and now Intense Factory Racing.
How ‘Ask Us Anything' Works: Dee TidwellMy name is Dee Tidwell and I am a MTB Fitness trainer, therapist and creator of Enduro MTB Training (.com). I've used the same training techniques I use in my online programs to help propel me to enduro racing success as a 2x Big Mountain Enduro Overall winner in two master’s categories. I’m the former team trainer for Yeti Cycles and I've coached a whole roster of professional athletes in multiple sports and thousands of amateur athletes worldwide. I’m a believer, a Husband to a wife who's more than I deserve, a Dad of two great kids, a small business owner and I value integrity, honesty and character. I'm thankful for being able to serve my clients as well as represent great companies like Yeti Cycles, Shimano, Maxxis, Smith Optics, RynoPower, Enduro Bites, Stages and E-Thirteen. Jonny Thompson Hi, I’m Jonny Thompson - a Strength and Conditioning Coach to pro and amateur MTB riders in over 40 countries. Previously a Forensic Science Expert, I transitioned to training athletes because I saw in my own performance improve dramatically after implementing Strength and Conditioning specifically for riding. I now own 4 gyms but spend most of my time on my greatest passion - Fit4Racing - an online platform that allows my team and I to help all riders improve the quality of their riding by using Strength and Conditioning properly. I’m proud that Fit4Racing is currently responsible for the Strength and Conditioning of over 20 World Cup DH racers, Numerous EWS Pros and over 400 every day riders just like you. But we’re not done yet, watch this space as we continually develop and help riders improve like never before.
Starting at 10:00 AM PDT/6:00 PM BST on May 6th, you can type your fitness questions into the comment box below this article and the guys will have a crack at answering them. Sometimes your answer will pop up in a few seconds; others may take a few minutes while Dee, Jonny, and Todd work their way through questions that are popping up. Everyone who posts a question, large or small, will be taken seriously.
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