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37. How Important is Upper Body Strength for Mountain Biking

Sep 27, 2021 | Podcast | 0 comments

All too often, athletes focus on their lower body strength for mountain biking, neglecting upper body strength altogether. This not only puts you at risk for injury, but it also reduces your power and ability to perform at the top of your potential. Listen to this episode to understand WHY upper body strength is needed in mountain biking (and really any cycling-specific sport).

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By having upper body strength and stability, you are more prepared to handle the terrain you encounter in mountain biking as well as be more resilient if you crash.

Out of curiosity, what’s your favorite part to exercise in your upper body? For me, it’s definitely shoulders.


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