THE EMTB TRAINING PLAN FOR YOU
Don’t let your fitness be the limiting factor to taking full advantage of your new eMTB. By building strength and improving your endurance, you’ll be able to ride extra laps, perform downhill laps going uphill and keep up with your bike’s ability to climb trails you never imagined possible.
eMTBs are 20 to 30 pounds heavier than your typical mountain bike. Are you physically prepared to pump, boost, pedal and jump that additional weight? Are you ready to manage the extra speed, which makes even flat sections and even climbs require more dynamic bike handling? With Coach Dee Tidwell’s Ultimate eMTB Training Plan, you will be ready. Drawing on his experience working with some of the top motocross and mountain bike athletes, Dee is able to find the balance of strength and fitness to help you find the most enjoyment on the trail.
Whether you’re riding for fitness and fun or training for the challenges of eMTB racing, this plan will help you develop the stability, mobility, strength and fitness needed to take full advantage of your eMTB. Get plugged in, charged up and ready to ride.
Duration: 8 Months
- Exercise ball
- Foam Roller
- Mix of bands with handles or old inner tubes!
- Kettlebell or weighted home depot bucket even!
- Suspension trainer or similar, even ropes or straps
- Bosu ball or something to stand and balance on
"I had not realized how tight and stiff I was previously riding. Just getting everything to loosen up a bit was huge. The biggest thing I noticed was my ability to correct and adapt when things were going wrong. I had so many close calls this year, moments when I should have been on the ground. Being strong enough and more mobile helped me to adapt quickly and stay off of the ground. One violent crash can ruin a season of racing, so the ability to ride stronger and prevent this from happening is priceless. I can honestly say that my training kept me from getting hurt on numerous occasions. Incorporating strength training into my routine was a huge benefit at the end of the day. Just being able to recover better and ride strong, day after day, made a monumental difference. I would highly recommend Dee’s guidance to anyone who is trying to take their racing or riding to the next level. "
-- Nate Hills – Purveyor of #followcamfriday at www.natehills.com and multiple time winner of Big Mountain Enduro Series and other major enduro races in the U.S.