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  • Perfect race training prep for the Andes Pacifico but also skills gained for life

    I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to become fitter and stronger on an enduro mountain bike, in particular, if you would like to maximise your enjoyment in taking part in a high multi-day event or trip.
    Having mainly used ( at a much higher cost $$$ ) weekly gym PT sessions, Ben’s program was much less ( I then had funds to put towards new kit etc ).
    It was easy to follow and can be fitted around work and family commitments for the Level 1 option and when I had more time Level 2 was also feasible.
    The program has a decent range of different gym exercises ( with progression ) each month and I looked forward to what would be in store for the next block, it would hard to get bored with the variety of Ben’s content and he’s good to listen to.
    If you’ve seen Ben’s Youtube content then these same type of instructional video accompany each exercise and whilst this in some cases for me took a few minutes per set longer ( usually week 1 to get technique and objective dialled ), was as good if not better than having a coach next to me. Commercial gym eg Virgin PT’s are time poor and 45 mins face to face content is usually all reps and little chat, so with this program, I learnt a lot more.
    Ben was always happy to where possible answer specific questions over email and it’s more than just taking your money in return for a PDF file each month, part of a two-way connection with someone who understands specifically what will work for MTB and what is not needed or would be more suited to say road cycling etc.
    Overall I felt the Complete Enduro MTB program ensured that by the time I jumped on the plane to Chile for Andes Pacifico, (anti-grip skills asides) I would be ready to have a great time, which I did and I’m thankful I chose this program to assist with that. The fitness aspect was something I didn’t’ have to think about so much. Will be part of my pre-trip routine for the next one and I suggest you should consider it too. Cheers Ben

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  • Great Programme and Great Coach

    I’ve tried a couple of training programs in the past, but this is the 1st that i have seen make a difference and keep me motivated. Ben provides really good content and how-to videos which ensures the correct technique is adopted 1st before lifting heavier weights.
    Ben was also on hand when I head a question about a particular exercise, responding to my email really quickly.

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  • Survived, and loved, Trans Provence 2019

    I started on Ben’s program in January with the specific aim of getting fit enough to ride the 2019 Mavic Trans Provence and to enjoy it! I achieved this aim and came back from France a fortnight ago having had the best time on a bike ever.

    I found all aspects of the program to be helpful, but would particularly highlight the mobility and gym parts. I saw big increases in core strength and balance, and had much improved upper back mobility.

    I got through the week of Trans Provence without getting to the point of total exhaustion or wishing it would end – on the contrary I was happy to tell people I could have done another day or two if required (not sure they believed me though)! I can only think that the gym time helped massively with this, as it was an incredibly physical week.

    So thanks Ben for helping me achieve my goal, and thanks for patiently answering my “am I doing the right thing / will I be fit enough?” emails! I was really pleased that even though I only signed up for the training plan by subscription Ben was always interested in how it was going and willing to help.

    Final point, I have 2 kids and work pretty decent hours, but found that this program fitted in with life very well. In short, I highly recommend you try it!

    Cheers,
    Rob.

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  • Banging Programme

    I had been training with ben in his group training sessions for awhile when recovering from a bad back and nerve injury… It’s safe to say working with Ben and a Physio was was second to none for my recovery and now on going recovery. I have now moved on to the online programme and it is solid, it gives me drive and direction, as well as online videos to check good form. It’s a really varied programme with a lot of exercises you wouldn’t expect so it keeps things interesting and keep me strong. I just do the two weekly work outs but he also includes a huge amount more every month, including a monthly body weight programme, and a raft of bike related training to do during the week. It really is a full race programme if that’s what you are looking for, or like me drop the race part and just do the workouts for recovery and strength….. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Full GNAR guaranteed all from the comfort of your own gym.

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  • Awesome Gains

    I signed up to work with Ben coming back from an awkward shoulder injury.

    The shoulder is still far from perfect but working with Ben and then switching to the MTB program has allowed to improve my strength, posture and coordination in a way that has me back on the bike as fast as ever despite my shoulder issues. Looking forward to being fully fit and seeing just how much of on improvement the targeted training can make.

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  • Excellent program; Effective and Interesting

    I’m now on my third month of the program (including the Foundation month) and I’ve really started to notice the benefits of the gym work.

    For me the workouts take 1hr 15 mins to complete and I’ve been fitting them into slightly extended lunch breaks so no major impact on my free time. The how-to videos are great and explain exactly how to do each exercise (many of which I’ve never heard of!). The workout haven’t left me completely “beasted” and unable to left my arms, etc but they are demanding and I’ve certainly started to feel stronger as a result.

    I love the fact the exercises are so varied as this makes the sessions interesting for someone who has always found gym work really dull. It’s also highlighted areas where I’m weak and need to strengthen.

    In terms of benefits I certainly feel stronger and healthier; I rarely feel that body fatigue after a hard ride anymore and my speeds around my local trails have really shot up (2-3kph).

    I highly recommend the program.

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  • Best shape of my life!

    First time doing a full gym program in addition to my on the bike training and although I'm only two months in I couldn't be happier. I feel strong on the bike and have been able to take the rock DH sections faster than I ever had with less arm pump over time. I also see the results on my body which is always a fun bonus, will definitely be continuing. The program is very well rounded with mobility, options for busy weeks, and strong video instruction/options for each move. All workouts in the gym can be done in just under an hour if going fast, or 1.5 hours if taking the proper warm up.

    Highly recommend.

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