In this article, I show you 9 of my favorite gym workout routines I regularly do to improve my strength and fitness on and off the bike.
I constantly get comments and questions about why I would want to ride a bike only downhill and go back up in a gondola. “Isn’t pedaling a big part of what’s required in mountain biking? Isn’t it weak, easy and boring to just descend?”
Downhill mountain biking is one of the most spectacular and extreme cycling disciplines. It’s a sport that requires technical skill, fitness, and adequate equipment. And for new riders looking to get into the sport, the risks associated with it may be a concern. With the potential dangers in mind, you may rightfully ask yourself “is Downhill Mountain Biking dangerous?”
To avoid hand fatigue and arm pump when mountain biking, loosening the grip on the handlebars is vital. For this, body position has to be good and the grips and brake levers must be set up well. Additionally, nothing helps more than comfort, and self-confidence on the bike, which comes from practice.
Blisters on the palms of hands of mountain bikers are a very common occurrence. Often the weight distribution is towards the handlebars. Especially when riding downhill sections when the butt comes off the saddle. But even with long, and heavy impacts on your hands, blisters can be avoided altogether. To prevent blisters when mountain biking,…