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5 Ways To Stop Aching After A Mountain Bike Ride

This week I've had the worst DOMs (Delayed Onset of Muscular Soreness) that I've had in years.​​​​​​​I trained a new, tough leg session on Tuesday. 100 rep leg extensions  Dropsets  Leg presses Deadlifts All the fun stuff. I was fairly sore and week on Wednesday morning, but then ​​​​​​​I went riding with KTM on Wednesday. The ride was 50% thick mud, so very intensive on the legs as you'll know. They'd had enough  ​​​​​​​by the end of the ride. They got SORE in the evening. To the point Sophie couldn't  touch my legs. I woke up 4 times in the night in pain with  them...and I hobbled around all day yesterday. Fun! ​​​​​​​Secretly, I love it. It's a great feeling to know you have really  ​​​​​​​pushed yourself to the max. But,...

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He Won The MegaAvalanche

I spent the day at Fli Distribution today, the sole distributor for KTM Mountain and Road Bikes in the UK. It was a great setup. Really interesting. To be honest, before I  went over my view of KTM bikes was that they are a little 'un-cool' and unknown. My view has completely changed, and  while I haven't ridden one yet, I'm a fan of the brand. Col, one of the owners, is an insane rider. Who used to ride DH World Cup for Yeti and has WON the Mega-avalanche.We went out for a ride for a couple of hours. A few lessons  popped up along the way, which I thought you'd enjoy reading ​​​​​​​and can apply to your riding : Take extra food!  Col told us the...

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47 in body, but 27 in mind

First of all, thankyou so much to those who have already bought the 12 Week MTB Training Programme! I'm very  excited to help you take your fitness to the next level. Today's daily email will be interesting for those who are considering  joining the programme, but it's also a lesson generally for your MTB Fitness. Subscriber Geoff [name changed] emails in :  "Hi Matt,    First of all, congratulations on putting your plan together, I always enjoy your daily emails popping through, they help keep me motivated even if I don’t manage to get out that day ,the reason why is always lingering….   The reason for the email is because I am currently going through a bit of a fitness regime, not specific MTB just...

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How to train in the gym for Mountain Biking

A mate messaged me saying he's struggling formotivation to ride in crap weather, so he's going to join the gymand do I have any pointers.Well I sure do.While, as you may know, I'm a big advocate of ridingin any and ALL conditions...the winter can be a goodtime to either join the gym, or increase your gym hours.Well, here's some simple tips to follow when youare putting together a programme for yourself :1. Have a planMake sure you have a set-by-set plan with whatexercises you are doing, how many reps andsets and how much rest etc. You don't want togo in the gym wandering aimlessly. You needa plan that's written down.2. Work every muscle.When you write your plan, check it works...

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12 Week Mountain Bike Training Programme Questions

Yesterday I announced the MTB Fitness 12 Week Training Programme that launches on Monday!  A few common-recurring questions got asked off the back  of it, so I wanted to answer them today! If you are interested in buying the 12 week programme when  it launches on Monday, you'll probably find this  useful...How do I buy it?! On Monday at 7pm the website will go live and you'll be able to  buy the programme. You'll get a link to buy in your daily email when it opens and it will also be on my Facebook and Instagram pages!  I really struggle for time, can I make this work?  So I knew that a lot of people who want to do the programme, would struggle with time. Working 1-1 with clients...

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