Off-road strength and endurance improvements

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by JhnBssll, 23 Jan 2018.

  1. Jody

    Jody Gold member

    Of course you can. You can easily develop technique without masses of core and upper body strength. Although granted in the OP's case and given illness that has reduced his strength it might help to bulk up a little.
  2. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Who said masses? You, not me. A rider needs enough, not masses, enough for the sort of riding they want to do and clearly the OP, for reasons now obvious, doesn't yet have it or else he wouldn't be asking and wouldn't have the problem. Developing enough core / upper body strength and stamina does not involve bulk. e.g. David Millar, to improve as a climber he did lots and lots of core and upper body work off the bike. Charles Atlas he wasn't. In some sports, and MTB is one, sometimes you need to train just to be able to train.

    Just riding the bike more isn't an effective way to get "enough". imo. ime. ymmv.
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  3. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Career change? Gardening being the choice. Green gym membership comes as standard.
  4. Jody

    Jody Gold member

    I think you are taking my words too literally. Let's not derail the thread
  5. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Fair enough, if I've done so, not my intent.
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