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May 10, 2020 at 0:32
May 10, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - MTB Fitness Edition with Coaches Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson & Todd Schumlick
@mtbandskiforlife: The Fit4Racing platform was developed from the ground up to do exactly what you're saying - deliver a program online that is more than just an emailed PDF. When you log onto the platform as a member you can access each training day for the week individually, each section then has a video which was filmed (by us) specifically for that day so you know exactly what to do, how to execute the movements, how to scale it and adjust depending on your ability, how to pace and many other coaching points you simply don't get from a prewritten generic program. We went live with this platform in November and since then have been working on developing more - Fit4Riding, a "Fit4Racing lite" which is a cheaper version designed for everyday riders is one new addition. We are in a constant state of development and with every release improve the service we deliver, the next stage will be even more exciting but I can't give you too much detail yet.
fit4racing pinkbikeaudience's article
May 10, 2020 at 0:20
May 10, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - MTB Fitness Edition with Coaches Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson & Todd Schumlick
@WAKIdesigns: "I must say it is worrying, along with videos of pros, including some of yours (not a criticism, everyone has their own focus!) where focus is on everything but lifts" I'm sorry but I'm not sure what your perception of the type of training we do with our riders is? We incorporate classic lifts consistently and purposefully as the foundation of most of what we do.
fit4racing pinkbikeaudience's article
May 8, 2020 at 2:19
May 8, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - MTB Fitness Edition with Coaches Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson & Todd Schumlick
@JCO: Front squats are fantastic but we see so many injuries and movement restrictions in wrists and shoulders with riders it's difficult to create a good front rack position. We often prescribe them but with options around mobility restrictions and if all else fails high bar back squats. The important point here is that you're not performing a front squat at all costs, regardless of safety, the efficacy of the movement hinges on you loading correctly, which of course means a good connection to the shoulder and not having the bar on your wrists. If however, you were to be doing lighter weight front squats or thrusters at a weight you can safely fully grip then that is fine, but more for conditioning pieces. I would still go high bar backsquat and front accessory if you're a serious lifts (which is sounds like you are) but add in deadlifts once a week, so for instance the famous Hatch squat program would be twice per week back and front on the same say (both high bar) and I'd add in pulls through the week to balance, then consider a pulling focus for the next cycle (note - this is more high level "hybrid" content where your focus might not only be improving riding but all performance/strength). Deficit is good if you're very mobile but be cautious, I see far too many people mindlessly following a program and adding them in even without being able to perform a regular deadlift safely. Good movement first, always. Snatch grip - GREAT! Especially from the hang, don't stress about doing them from the ground unless you're bothered about getting better at snatching. Instead, bring the bar from a rack to standing and hinge over to just above the knee, this is a fantastic upper back and hip movement that we prescribe in our programs often, the crossover to riding is amazing.
fit4racing pinkbikeaudience's article
May 8, 2020 at 2:06
May 8, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - MTB Fitness Edition with Coaches Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson & Todd Schumlick
I've literally just finished this vid that is almost 3 ingredients, but super easy and good for anyone looking for an easy and nutritions meal: https://fit4racing.com/the-zone/easy-meal-prep-slow-cooked-salmon/
fit4racing pinkbikeaudience's article
May 8, 2020 at 1:58
May 8, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - MTB Fitness Edition with Coaches Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson & Todd Schumlick
@mtbandskiforlife: Thanks for your input, and I agree with what you're saying. Often people misinterpret our advice (and others) and thing we are suggesting lifting alone is all you need to improve riding. It's important to have structure and leave no stone unturned, strength being just one of those stones. We see the most improvement from riders who really focus on their weak areas, if you're already strong there's no point in following a strength only program for 6 months to increase by 5%, instead, keep spinning the plates of strength whilst bringing up areas you can see faster improvements in, and that is how you'll get the most from your time.
fit4racing pinkbikeaudience's article
May 7, 2020 at 2:41
May 7, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - MTB Fitness Edition with Coaches Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson & Todd Schumlick
You need structure and accountability for sure. If you are just starting to look seriously at improving the best place to start is to hop on a program designed for DH riders. In the Fit4Racing one you will be able to adjust the amount of strength vs capacity work depending on your needs... which sound like to increase muscle mass. If you're not confident with going straight into training, find someone who will coach you through basic movements so you can execute them safely. For diet, it depends on how old you are. There are loads of good services out there for nutrition, we give some basic advice on the Fit4Racing program but if you want a more tailored plan check out Nutrition Savvy.
fit4racing pinkbikeaudience's article
May 7, 2020 at 2:35
May 7, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - MTB Fitness Edition with Coaches Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson & Todd Schumlick
Go single leg, it'll increase the tension and impact. Or if you're doing them in a complex with other movements then yes. Don't forget, you are training to ride better, not just to get stronger. The hinge of the deadlfit can be effective for bike performance from a 1 rep max all the way to bodyweight only.
fit4racing pinkbikeaudience's article
May 7, 2020 at 2:31
May 7, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - MTB Fitness Edition with Coaches Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson & Todd Schumlick
We like to keep workouts varied as much as possible. We repeat some of the strength work within cycles so we can see improvement and work to % that have been proven most effective, but for the conditioning workouts they are different every day, that's why we need to film our program fresh every week. The reason for the variance? Traditionally you would see "assistance movements" after a compound lift (large lift like a squat) then later in the session some light conditioning or cardio focus. There are issues with this if you lack time, and also if you're training for a more dynamic sport such as MTB. We combine a lot of our assistance movements into our conditioning pieces by prescribing sub maximal sets and moving between apposing muscle groups quickly. This way you get the best of both worlds - strength and capacity increases, but it also reflects the demands of riding way better. So to summaries, it depends on what element you are focusing on but the variance keeps your body guessing and progressing faster than waiting for a plateau.
fit4racing pinkbikeaudience's article
May 7, 2020 at 2:23
May 7, 2020
Now Finished: Ask Us Anything - MTB Fitness Edition with Coaches Dee Tidwell, Jonny Thompson & Todd Schumlick
I'm not qualified to prescribe any movement on your injured arm however, I will say this - train your other side. Evidence now suggests that this will increase your rate of improvement on the injured side.
fit4racing pinkbikeaudience's article
May 7, 2020 at 2:21
May 7, 2020
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