Training Tips With America’s Current XC National Champion Keegan Swenson
Train in the gym, your home and even your backyard
1. Stay on top of your core and gym work. Even if it’s only a few minutes a week, it can really help you on the bike. Just some planks, push-ups, body-weight squats and other simple exercises are all you need to stay strong.
2. If you are stuck indoors during these crazy times, then I recommend giving yourself a purpose on the trainer, like some sort of interval training, cadence drills or just something to help keep your brain occupied. Just sitting there and riding aimlessly can get pretty tough!
3. If trails in your area are closed, then it could also be a good time to practice some skills in your backyard. Learn how to wheelie, bunnyhop or track stand! Those little skills go a long way out on the trail. Just be smart and don’t get yourself hurt!
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