Why Train With Power?

You’ve been training for years with heart rate and you’ve been successful. You have reached your goals and been confident in your training plans. So why would you want to start training with power? What is all the fuss about power meters? And why should you put it at the top of your holiday gift […]

Nutrition for Endurance Training and Racing

Nutrition for Endurance Training and Racing

Proper nutrition for endurance training and racing is critical to achieving your training, racing and recovery goals.   There are many foods you can eat to help you perform at your best and keep you energized and ready to train.   Nutrition for endurance training and racing is not easy and takes practice to get it […]

MTB Base Training

Base Training Does Not Have to Mean Boring

As fall and winter draw near often so does the prospect on hanging up the racing cleats and heading into transition and base phases of your annual training plan. Maybe you are already starting to dream as I am of racing The Growler, a 64 mile mountain bike epic that takes place on May 28th, […]

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Welcome Associate Coach Erin Johnson

I’m pleased to announce that we have added another coach to our fast growing coaching group. Coach Erin Johnson brings another perspective to training. As a mom she knows the demands of a busy schedule and how to balance training and racing to be successful. I first meet Erin 3 years ago when she contacted us to […]

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MTB Stage Race Strategy

Stage Racing is fun and challenging.  For some it can be one of the most rewarding events they’ll ever do.  There are a number of stages races with different characteristics including  Breck Epic, Pisgah Stage Race, Moab Rocks, Trans-Sylvania Epic (TSE) Leadville MTB Stage Race, BC Bike Race, Single Track 6, Trans Andes Challenge or the TransRockies Classic […]

cycling orthotics

What is Up with Cycling Orthotics?

What is Up with Cycling Orthotics? By Ben Stein, MS For MTBCOACH.COM For those of you that are unaware of the use of cycling orthotics, they are used along with proper bike fits, cleat alignment, and shims, to adjust body alignment with the geometry of the bike with the intent to improve power and decrease […]

Take a deep breath and be mindful

Take a deep breath and be mindful By: Ben Stein, MS, ACSM EP/CET ben@mtbcoach.com Recently, I was taking part in the “Turkey Cross” cyclocross race in beautiful Eagle, ID. Since I was racing later in the day, I was able to do a fair share of heckling. Most of my race heckling was done on […]

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Welcome Associate Coach Ben Stein

MTBCoach is proud to announce the addition of Associate Coach Ben Stein.  Ben comes to us with a wealth of experience and education in exercise science and physiology.  Ben’s experience in training and racing endurance sport will no doubt help our athletes. Benjamin (Ben) Stein is a Cat 1 mountain bike racer with nearly 10 years of […]

MTB Enduro Training Plan

3 Keys to Training for Enduro Racing

This article was originally publish by Chris Baddick on TrainingPeaks.com In 2014 Enduro established itself as the newest and most exciting form of Mountain Biking yet. The Enduro World Series attracted professional riders from the Cross Country, Downhill and Cyclocross worlds, to compete alongside established enduro racers in seven races stretching across the globe. Here, […]