Thanks for the help!
This PLUS unweighted squats. Set a routine of a BUNCH a day and you'll be set.
MtnBoy wrote: Lunges, box jumps, wall sits
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Good post, but isn't the "off season" like 2 weeks long?
TuffENuff wrote: Iamdustin
For lower body, focus on movements that incorporate the whole body so that core stabilization can also be trained. Squats, deads, and lunges are perfect, like you mentioned. Competitive racers with seasonal race schedules normally go heavier with less reps in the offseason for more strength and go with much lighter weight / higher reps during in season for more endurance.
A great exercise for working the adductor muscles used in squeezing the bike is sitting on a stability ball on your knees. Balancing on the ball will require you to squeeze your knees into the ball. Also, great for core stabilization since the squeezing of the knees will activate your core.
this is no joke. I use to play roller and ice hockey growing up. I just recently started rollerblading with my girl friend for a fun outdoor activity/exercise. I can't believe how much it's helped my riding in the lower leg department. However, I probably wouldn't be blading if I didn't have a hot ass girl right by my side!! lol
ga_pike wrote: You may laugh, but growing up, I played ice hockey in addition to racing MX. Skating and rollerblading really build your legs (and endurance).
Also, if you're too cool to rollerblade... try one of these:
It simulates a skating motion. Builds lateral strength (leg grip) and endurance. They are often called "slide boards" and you don't need to buy a $400 version. They make inexpensive ones that work just as well.
Yep, pushing on those pedals is like pushing yourself into a standing position on an mx bike. I know a lot of current pros bicycle.
IWreckALot wrote: I've recently gotten into Mountain biking. I've noticed it helps with not only lower body endurance but it helps with riding all around. I had a hard time getting motivated to go to the gym. I wanted something that was fun so I would look forward to doing it. Going to the gym isn't "fun" to me.