I have a confession to make.

This may surprise you to hear but the truth is that I am kind of lazy. I mean, I’m not wanting to just sit on the couch watching television and eating Oreos…at least not all day…but I really don’t like to work hard for no reason.

But this also motivates me. Yes, I know that being “motivated by my laziness” is an oxymoron but somehow it works out.

I think that this is because even though I am kind of lazy I still don’t want to get my ass kicked. I like to be good at the things I spend time doing – like mountain biking - and to make up for my unwillingness to work like a dog all day long I try to think my way to making the most out of the time I do spend working and training.

Enter the “hack”. Hacking is a popular term these days and it basically represents a way of approaching things by working smarter instead of harder. You do this by finding the right things to focus your time and effort on so that you can get most of the results in much less time.

At its core my entire coaching career has been motivated by finding these hacks and applying them to my own training and then to the training of my clients and customers.

I certainly don’t have a ton of time to train – not when you factor in family, work, riding and some other hobbies on the side. And from the feedback I get from other riders neither do they.

So to help myself and the riders I work with through my prorgams get the most out of their training time I apply what I call BioPower Hacks.

Now first, like I explained in this previous blog post, Biological Power is a new and improved way to look at Endurance Training. Instead of focusing almost exclusively on one factor – cardio training – Biological Power takes into account all of the ways your body both produces and uses energy to create power.

Understanding how this concept applies to improving your mountain bike fitness and skills is the key to making the most out of your training time. Only by integrating all 4 systems that make up Biological Power can you hope to have the best program possible.

Which is why knowing how to hack into your Biological Power – or BioPower as I call it – is the key to having the best training program possible to fit your lifestyle. The less time you have the more of these hacks we can apply to squeeze the most out of the time we have.

And for the first time ever I’m sharing these BioPower Hacks with you. I use these principles to help guide the training programs I write for riders as varied as World Cup XC Pros to weekend riders who just want to have more fun and stop being the last one on group rides.

In this new webinar I tell you…

- Why riding a road bike in the off season will actually slow your BioPower transfer to the trail

- Why your brain is the most important thing to consider when creating your training program

- How to get the most transfer from strength training to the trail

- How hard and how often to ride to get the best results

- How to structure your rides based on your discipline

- Tons of Enduro Racing specific tips and strategies (they just seemed to keep coming up)

- The #1 reason that riders don’t see the results from their training program

- Why controling your arousal levels may be as important as how “fit” you are

…plus much, much more.

It has taken me over 10 years of helping riders at all levels to come up with these tips and strategies and I hope that you can use them to speed up your learning curve and avoid a lot of the mistakes I’ve made.

You can download the slides from the webinar below:

BioPower Hacks Slides

I hope that you get some good things to thing about from the webinar, especially as we head into the off season. While it seems like a long ways off, most of the time it comes down to who made the best use of the time between riding seasons that sees the most improvement from year to year.

Which is why on Wednesday I’m going to be opening up registration for my popular Off-Season Group Coaching Program. This is a new and improved version of the one I did last year and it combines my years of experience with the latest trends in strength and conditioning, taking all of the guesswork out of how to improve this off season.

I’m also really excited about the new additions to the Skills Training portion portion of the program. But more about that on Wednesday.

So check out the BioPower Hacks webinar and get some actionable tips to help you get the most out of your training program. And if you want someone to be your coach and take all of the guesswork out of the process then keep an eye out on Wednesday when I open registration for this off-season Group Coaching Program.

Until then…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

MTB Strength Training Systems

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