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Point1Athletic jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 17, 2019 at 1:32
Mar 17, 2019
Nerding Out: Is World Cup Downhill Racing Getting Tighter?
@StevieJB: I'd agree regional and national events tend to have more man-made or bike-park type trails and sections, inevitable I suppose given the increase in those types of tracks and their sustainability. I remember the classic death defying sections well - tackled with v-brakes and bald tyres!! ;-) I was just speaking specifically about the "smoothness" of World Cup tracks. They've not gotten smoother in the slightest. Due to repeat venues it's trending the opposite way. I've worked at every WC and World champs for the last 5 years, so I speak from first-hand experience.
Point1Athletic jamessmurthwaite's article
Mar 16, 2019 at 2:44
Mar 16, 2019
Nerding Out: Is World Cup Downhill Racing Getting Tighter?
World Cup race-tracks are not getting "smoother", that's an assumption that needs to be challenged when it's presented as fact. Andorra 2018 was a prime example of just how rough/eroded and weathered some of the repeat venue tracks are getting. Likewise the difference between larger amplitude "holes" and more frequent bumps that actually cause bigger issues with speed and vibration induced fatigue is a nuance that is hard to grasp from the videos/web-feed etc...
Point1Athletic jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 15, 2019 at 6:22
Feb 15, 2019
CBD is Being Marketed at Mountain Bikers, What Does That Mean?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30730563
Point1Athletic downtimepodcast's article
Oct 23, 2018 at 1:48
Oct 23, 2018
Reece Wilson on the Downtime Podcast
Is there any mention of Reece's love affair with the Concept2 rower?
Point1Athletic Point1Athletic's article
Oct 5, 2018 at 5:59
Oct 5, 2018
Point1Athletic pinkbikeaudience's article
Oct 2, 2018 at 6:04
Oct 2, 2018
2019 UCI MTB Rulebook Fixes DH Finals Start Order, Allows For Mismatched Wheel Sizes & More
@jaame: I never understand the misinformation around UCI World Cup hosting fee - it's currently €32,500. Add on €12,000 for prize money that goes directly to riders and UCI accommodation costs and it's high but not "prohibitive". More info free for all to read here - http://www.uci.org/docs/default-source/default-document-library/2018_uci_mtb_wcup_bidding_guide_web.pdf?sfvrsn=960250a1_0
Point1Athletic Point1Athletic's article
Mar 18, 2017 at 14:12
Mar 18, 2017
Crafting Performance: From Gym to Trail with FMD Racing
pretty sure there was at least one muscle-up attempt!
Point1Athletic Point1Athletic's article
Mar 18, 2017 at 13:55
Mar 18, 2017
Crafting Performance: From Gym to Trail with FMD Racing
I'll see what I can do! There is no magic though; increase body temperature, mobilize joints and "activate" key movement patterns like pushing and pulling with the upper body and hip hinging. Progressively get more dynamic and explosive, increase CNS activity so run #1 and corner #1 finds you feeling coordinated and organsied! There's always an individual component to any off the bike Warm-Up, some riders have injuries to manage or specific issues, but more often than not it's Raise Temp, Activate and Mobilise the Muscular-Skeletal system and key movement patterns; drive motivation in the right direction and increase arousal (music maybe?) and then get on your bike and go shred! Sometimes the best warm-up is a soft pedal with some wheelies and turn-bars
Point1Athletic Point1Athletic's article
Mar 18, 2017 at 13:50
Mar 18, 2017
Crafting Performance: From Gym to Trail with FMD Racing
Hey dude, for sure I think all pro riders put the bike down, some may pick up the motocross bike but most put the DH bike down for a few weeks, I've worked with riders who take a two to three month break after the last WC. Riding for fun is still 100% a big part of everything riders do; there's a lot less analysis in MTB than say Alpine skiing where you only get race quality tracks when "training" or racing. MTB is quite unique in that that fun element, the reason for doing what you do is there almost every week. It's partly the reason DH racers have such long careers compared to other sports!
Point1Athletic Point1Athletic's article
Mar 18, 2017 at 13:39
Mar 18, 2017
Crafting Performance: From Gym to Trail with FMD Racing
Hey there! Thanks for the contribution. Always remember that a picture tells a one thousand words of a story that takes millions and what the photographer captured in the gym that day may not be representative or proportionate of what makes up the athlete's very individual program. What we were actually running through that day was some "in-season" strategies; helping the riders learn simple modifications to a program when there is a short turn around of 3-4 days between World Cups but we still want some strength stimulus. There was no "skullchrushers" but a variety of single and bi-lateral pressing exercises. Neither was their High knee holds, but farmer's carry's! Sure we squat, front and back, always high-bar. We trap-bar deadlift and regular deadlift, go heavy, fast, monitor velocity etc... If I told you the photo of Tahnée dead-lifting was Set 1, Warm-Up, would you care? Does it matter? Again a hand-full of photos doesn't give you much insight into how "informed" the athlete's are. It helps tell a story and paint a picture of what goes on for those interested...if we had photo of everything we do it would be a pretty heft article....even for Pinkbike. Thanks again for the contribution.
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