Welcome mountain bikers, we're excited to have Ben Plenge on The Inside Line today. He’s a rider, racer, but he’s also the founder and coach at The Strength Factory in the UK. We discuss how Ben found mountain biking, how he became a fitness coach dedicated to MTB, as well as specific philosophies and training techniques to become a stronger, fitter rider.
0:00 - Intro
2:34 - Getting into MTB and Joining the Army
9:21 - Becoming a Fitness Coach and Founding the Strength Factory
15:36 - Fitness for MTBers over 40 years old
21:32 - Mental Health, Training and Empathy
27:01 - Do You Need Weights or Tech Gadgets to Train Well?
34:13 - Importance of Posture for MTB
39:33 - Different Body Types and Training Based on Forward Riding Foot
44:37 - Nasal Breathing for MTB
50:26 - Being Successful with a Fitness Plan - Realistic Time Management
59:28 - Benefits of Low-Intensity Aerobic Training
1:10:48 - Does an E-Bike Make You Weak?
1:14:36 - Racers Ben Admires
1:16:56 - MTB Strength Programs
Strength Factory Promotions for Vital MTBers
- Use the code VITALMTB for 20% off the Complete MTB Programme
- Use the code VITALDH for 20% off the Complete DH Programme
- Use the code VITAL40 for 20% off the Over 40s MTB Programme
All discount codes expire on 31st May.
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