Applying this analogy to bike racing, like hitting a ball, there is no substitute for being on the bike. No amount of gym time is going to make you bash a corner like the pros. Still, if I want to have more pop out of the gate, increase my ability to get up to speed, feel less core fatigue at the bottom of a race course or just plain be more durable in the event of a crash, I need specific training. Put another way, specific gym training, in theory, should translate to seconds, or the lack thereof, on the race course.
- No matter how much you love your sport, its good to mix it up. Wright Training’s classes offer a great way to do this.
- No matter how much “training” you had in high school or college, you probably lift weights with improper form. In a way, every class at Wright Training is like a personal training session. (its a steal of a deal in this way) They know their shit and will tell you if you are “doing it wrong”. Don’t take offense. Listen. Crystal is the strongest women in the valley. She didn’t get there throwing her back out and eating retard sandwiches. She’s smart and dedicated to her craft. She is there to make you better.
- No one will make fun of you if you can’t throw up a ton of weight. Oh, and if you keep going you will throw up more weight.
- There are super strong girls that attend the classes. Your male ego may get crushed.
- I have more mirrors in my house.
Jeff Brines didn’t go on a real date until he was nearly 20 years old, largely as a result of his borderline unhealthy obsession with bicycles. Although his infatuation with two wheels may have lead to stuttering and sweatiness around the opposite sex, it did provide for an ideal environment to quickly progress through the ranks of both gravity and cross-country racing. These days, Jeff races Enduro at the pro level, rides upward of 150 days a year while logging over 325k of human powered ascending/descending on his bike. Bred as a racer, Jeff is more likely to look for the fastest way through a section as opposed to the most playful. Living in the shadow of the Tetons in Jackson, WY, Jeff works in financial intelligence and spends his winters as head ski gear guru and content manager over at earlyups.com.