Hey mountain bikers! Crystal Wright here from Wright Training here in Jackson Hole, where we focus on strength, performance, and injury prevention with a lot of focus on sport-specific training, from mountain biking to running to climbing and skiing.
This is the second part of our nine-part workout series for TGR's Mountain Bike Training Camp, and today we're focusing on Hippity Hops–a simple exercise you can do on a bench or box that helps you power through your pedals by hammering your aerobic and anaerobic systems simultaneously.
Find either a box or bench about 13" high.
Stand laterally to the box or bench.
Explode off the leg that's standing on the bench, pushing all the way through until the leg is straight to simulate powering through the pedal.
Make sure your knees are over or behind your toes, and never in front of them.
You can combine this with a single-leg deadlift for a great workout series, or do a 10 minute series in which you do 30 seconds of hippity-hops with 30 seconds of rest in between. This workout is a great way to get both your aerobic and anaerobic systems worked in one series.
Don't forget to take advantage of 20% off a new membership at Wright Training by using the discount code "Tgr20" at checkout.