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September 9, 2019

Balance Training, Clipless Pedal Injury Studies and Foot Position in Corners and Descents

By the time you get this podcast I’ll be on my way back from a seminar in Seattle. It’s hosted by Joel Jamieson for his Bioforce Certified Coaches and I’m looking forward to sharing some of what I learned with you over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, though, here is a new BikeJames Podcast. Here are some notes from what I cover in this episode...

Training

Balance training for mountain biking: Does “balance training” work for improving your balance on your mountain bike?

Skills Training

Why dropping your heels on descents or dropping your outside foot in corners is a bad idea.

Bro Science

Do clipless pedals increase the risk of hip injuries? Three studies would suggest the answer is “yes”, which means a lot for the discussion about clipless vs. flat pedals.

Links to the studies - Study #1/    Study #2/    Study #3

Rider Q & A

Studies show that sitting is more efficient at sub-max efforts so why do you recommend standing up to pedal so much?

I hope you enjoy this episode and get some stuff you can apply to your own training. And remember that if you have any questions or comments about this episode or if you have any suggestions for topics you want me to cover let me know.

Until next time…

Ride Strong,

James Wilson

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