MTB Strength Programming



MTB Strength Programme


  • Are you a mountain biker with a gym membership?
  • Are you unsure of which exercises and what sort of training you should do?
  • Do you want to make the most of your valuable training time?
  • Do you want to ride faster and with more confidence from the first turn to the last?
  • Do you want to climb faster?
  • Do you wan to improve your endurance without doing longer rides?

If so, then the MTB Strength Programme is for you.


Why Should Mountain Bikers Do Strength Training?

Strength lets you ride to your maximum ability for longer.  It will help you hold a good position over rough terrain.  When you are strong you make the bike go where you want, instead of being a passenger. Strong legs, core and back let you grind out the big miles, improving endurance and reducing or eliminating back pain and cramps. A strong upper body is like a ‘Get out of jail free card’ for when things get wild, where weak arms and shoulders collapse under your weight sending you out of control.

Most importantly though:  Being stronger will let you have more fun!

What The Programme Includes:

  • Each month you will get a new MTB specific strength programme.
  • Free copy of the MTB Mobility Programme (worth £16) to compliment your training.
  • Monthly, optional conditioning sessions to really boost your fitness for summer.
  • A bodyweight programme to use when travelling with work or family, so you can always train.
  • Video tutorials of all exercises.
  • Loads of extras like videos, articles and bonus features throughout the year to keep you stoked on bikes and training!

All you need is access to a gym with barbells, dumbbells and some space for bodyweight training including a pull-up bar. Some months there may also be training using suspension trainers, kettlebells and cardio kit like the rowing machine, but all of these are optional and will have alternatives in case you don’t have access.

All of this costs just £32 per month and is covered by our money back guarantee, so if you are not totally satisfied with your programme then you get your money back. It’s simple and risk-free! When you subscribe you will instantly be sent your programme and a free copy of the MTB Mobility Programme.  All you have to do is hit the Subscribe button below…..


Frequently asked questions

  • I don’t have much experience in the gym. Can I still do the programme?  Yes, you can as long as you take your time and pay lots of attention to using proper form for all of the exercises using the video tutorials.
  • Is this programme suitable for men and women?  Absolutely!
  • What abilities is this suitable for?  As long as you are healthy and injury free you should be able to get a lot from this programme.   All training sessions are scaled for different abilities and levels of strength.  Sometimes there will be options for exercises to progress or regress to suit different abilities and there is always a set and rep range to choose from.
  • How many times per week should I do the programme?  This is going to vary throughout the year depending on your schedule, but I recommend two main sessions per week with a third, easier session to get some conditioning and core work done. In the winter you might do a little bit more, and in the summer you might ride more and do a bit less.
  • It is March (insert month) and I want to join now.  Can I start any time of year?  Yes, absolutely. You can join at any time of year. To help you get started and to build your fitness you will receive a bonus programme in the first month which we call the “Foundation Programme.”  It is designed to safely get you started with your training and to teach you some key skills.
  • I have a bad knee (insert body part).  Can I still use this programme? This is down to you and your doctor or physio.  We always play the long game and never train through pain.  You may be able to train around an injury though, working other body parts and maintaining some strength and fitness.
  • Is this plan suitable for racers? Yes! This will help any mountain bike racer. Whether you are getting ready for the ‘Ard Rock or a season of enduro racing, getting stronger and building a better ‘engine’ will help you to ride at your full potential.
  • Am I tied into a contract or minimum term? No contract or minimum term, simply cancel the subscription through Paypal before the next payment goes out and that’s it.
  • Can I get coaching to help me learn to lift safely?  Although we do provide video tutorials, getting some coaching is always helpful for ironing out your form. You can come to Bristol for 1-2-1 coaching or keep your eyes peeled for one of our workshops.
  • Is this suitable for under 18’s?  This is at the parents’ discretion but the programme is suitable for healthy youth and junior athletes training under the supervision of an adult.