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Just do something!

If you are struggling with the motivation  to ride or train because you are tired/lacking energy/stressed etc. then there's one technique I consistently use to get me training :    Just do something    Often the idea of a huge ride...   Or a big workout..   Or a gruelling interval workout...   Can put you off getting the kit on and training.   If you set a TINY goal though, with no expectation to do more, and start on that you'll find it's easier  to motivate yourself to get going. Set yourself a goal of riding ONE mile.   Tell yourself to jog to the end of the street and back.   Just do 5 press ups.   You'll find one...

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15 ways to motivate yourself to train harder and ride more

The mind is the MOST important factor when it comes  to improving as a rider.   At the end of the day, no matter how fit or strong you  are...if your head isn't in the right place you are going to struggle.   In this weeks daily emails I'm going to be talking about all things motivation and mindset related!  Today...motivation tips!    EVERYONE suffers from low motivation every now and  again. Myself included. The key is to nip it in the bud.   If you feel yourself getting demotivated.   Lacking energy.   Or just losing your mojo for your riding then take  action to get it back!    Today I have 15 tips for you to boost your motivation ...

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First impressions of my Oval Chainring

I had my first ride today with my oval chainring. I thought it would be interesting for you to see how I found it.   First up...a little backstory as to why I changed.   At the moment I'm on Shimano XT 1x11 with a  10-42 tooth on the back and a 34 tooth on the front.   I was finding on steep climbs and especially longer days on the bike that my legs were burning out sooner because I was having to really push to get power down  into the pedals on the steep stuff (and I have fairly strong  legs...can squat over 110kg etc.) I found that my legs were tiring out too soon...and to be honest  I...

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Sign up to an event to get focused

We all suffer with poor motivation every now and  again. Whether its a lack of motivation to ride. A lack of inspiration to put the effort in  when you do ride and the feeling you just want to 'take it easy'  Or wanting to eat crap and not stick to a healthy diet.  Well today I have a tip for you which i've used myself  to give you a way to really boost your motivation. Sign up to an event! I've signed up for the Grizedale Mountain Bike Challenge in September. It's a 32 mile challenge  with 4200ft of climbing. (I got offered free tickets)I'm doing it with a couple of mates. Having an event like this really helps you focus. I'm...

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3 ways to find the time to ride with kids

This email is for all the mum and dad riders out there.   Today we've been looking after Luna, our Niece, for the day. It's inspired me to write an email on how you find the time to train and ride with kids.    But first...one thing :   You have two choices when you have kids. Neither are wrong, neither are right, they are just decisions you have to decide between.    1 - you can wait until your kids have grown up, left the house, or are old enough to take care of themselves and THEN start working on your fitness and nutrition and accept you probably won't see massive/any improvements in your fitness and riding technique for...

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