If you haven’t put in the effort to get fit this off-season, it’s too late! No, just kidding, but if you don’t want to loose your lungs and legs on the trails, I’d motivate asap! Please do take the time to read, and do, part 1 of the series before thinking about incorporating this phase. Remember, what I’ve provided you with here are only guidelines, consulting a professional trainer is the safest and most effective way to go.
If you haven’t put in the effort to get fit this off season, now is the time. Mountain biking is an extremely technical sport so even if you are the fittest person in the world, it doesn’t mean you’ll be winning world cups. But, it will play a huge role in helping you ride longer, faster, stronger and most importantly, recover quicker.