The Art of Mountain Biking
The Art of Mountain Biking
19. Get Up, Stand Up

19. Get Up, Stand Up

Standing on your bike is a useful tool for both climbing and descending if you understand how it works and when it's called for.

We talk about:

When/why you should stand up [7:33]

Standing while climbing [9:51]

Weighting your back wheel while standing and climbing [16:12]

Standing while descending [24ish]

Standing up for yourself [33:59]

Balance between individual and collective re: standing up [39:47]

Reading the situation/trail [48:36]

Air Bud [51:29]

Referenced in this episode:

We nudged new listeners to please please listen to the positioning episode and the braking episode. And if you’re a bit further along as a rider, check out our chat about cornering.

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training

Study: Association between muscle mass, leg strength, and fat mass with physical function in older adults: influence of age and sex, published in the Journal of Aging Health

Leg strength is a better predictor of brain health than any other lifestyle factor examined in a decade-long study on cognitive function in twins, according to this article.

Danielle did not, in fact, look up Air Bud, so the question about whether the dog flies or plays basketball remains.

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