Thrilling but often tricky situations make mountain bike riding fun, especially when exploring various kinds of trail including sharp ascents and easy-going countryside. Combine the fun aspect, the health-giving qualities to the rider and the green benefits to the environment, mountain biking can seem like a ‘win,win’ activity. The mountain bike industry is also behaving responsibly to the environment – Trek mountain bikes are made in a carbon-neutral factory.
It’s perfectly true that mountain bikers themselves need to keep their integrity too. Looking after their health’s integrity enables them to tackle the often hair-raising trails over which many enjoy riding. Whilst it’s important to use stamina to complete trails, as most bikers who own a machine from the range of Trek mountain bikes will no doubt already be aware, physical body strength is also essential.
Maintaining body strength and weight is vital to ensure mountain bikers remain in control of their bikes in dangerous situations. It helps them to ‘stay loose’, meaning that they retain the ability to react and ride freely through difficult obstacles and terrain, without losing control.
There are many ‘bodyweight exercises’ that can be undertaken to achieve improved physical strength, the easiest and simplest being push-ups and pull-ups. However, following a properly worked out and regular routine can do more for the aspiring rider of Trek mountain bikes than simply doing these basic moves.
There are numerous books on mountain bike fitness programmes, such as those by John Metcalfe, and advice should really be sought. Large brands like Trek have World Racing teams that mountain bikers can follow to see how the professionals train and prepare.
Trek mountain bikes are magnificent to own, however the rider must be fit and capable enough to ride one safely.