Training

If you start speaking to any rider or athlete about training, the topic of recovery and post ride rituals is sure to pop up in your conversation at some point.

It's that time of year again where the chill is beginning to bite and dreams of taking your rig to warmer climes become ever more common. So, the air tickets are booked and the accommodation is sorted... but is your body ready for that awesome MTB holiday?

Struggling with a section of trail? Stop and do it again! EWS ace Josh Carlson goes through the basics of railing berms with Lisa Matuzelis

MBA real-lifer Lotte Hougaarde gets talked into tackling the Flight Centre Epic, and loves/hates it…

Here are four simple stretches that will prevent injury and make your riding more enjoyable...

Online training programs sound easy and convenient but can they help the average rider? We have a crack at 'Today's Plan' to find out...

Don't just survive winter, emerge from the cooler months as a fitter, faster all-round rider!

Want to do your best in a marathon or multi stage MTB event? Cameron Justice from FTP Training lends his thoughts on how to go about it.

While it would be nice to have all the time in the world to train, most of us can gain a great deal of fitness without spending hours on the bike.

Feeling flat and lazy from a lack of riding this winter? Well grab an indoor trainer and do something about it!

Part 2 of our training guide - how to make more power.

To climb faster you either need to get lighter or produce more power. On flatter ground, lots of power really rules the roost, but what is it and how do you get it?

Physiotherapist and cyclist Blair Martin looks at the common injuries that he sees in the mountain bikers that come through his clinic—are you one of them?

Matt Hart offers his essential and somewhat unique guide on how to become a better hill climber.

Breathe Better It’s something that we all do, but can it be done better? Steve Hinchliffe looks at some alternative breathing techniques that may help you extract more ‘go’ from what you’ve got. As cyclists, most of us would like to get fitter so that we can ride faster for longer and in greater comfort. There are numerous aspects to fitness but one of the most important is aerobic performance; our body’s ability to extract oxygen from the atmosphere and get it to our often screaming muscles.

We all know that stretching is important, but few of us make the time to actually do it. Here’s a stretching regime that just about anyone can follow—even with a busy schedule.