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Enduro MTB Training Launches eMTB Specific Training Plan

Published November 5, 2020

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In order to best prepare athletes joining the ranks of eMTB riders, Coach Dee Tidwell, founder of Enduro MTB Training, is launching eMTB Ultimate, the first comprehensive eMTB specific strength and fitness training program. The program is designed for racers and recreational riders alike to meet the additional physical demands of riding an eMTB.

”One of the key aspects of eMTB riding I see is what I refer to as “Uphilling.” eMTBs allow riders to go uphills faster which requires additional skill and physical stamina,” said Tidwell, a Denver, Colorado based personal trainer and accomplished enduro mountain bike racer. “eMTB will be the biggest addition to the two-wheeled sports market in the coming years and I want to prepare riders whether they are racing or riding to be prepared for those physical demands.”

Through the eMTB Ultimate Program, riders will progress through Tidwell’s signature Performance Pyramid, beginning with flexibility, stability and mobility work before moving on to strength, power and endurance work over the course of eight months. By taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to training, Coach Dee sees this program aimed at improving a rider’s overall athletic performance, on or off the bike.

“The motor of an eMTB doesn’t necessarily mean it makes mountain biking any easier; it makes it different,” said Tidwell. “The increased weight of the motor requires strength to maintain control and keeping up with the motor’s assistance on the uphill requires fitness and endurance. As a result, these bikes make the potential for a higher overall energy output greater because you’re riding farther and faster in the same amount of time.”

The eMTB Ultimate Program included instructional videos for each of the eight training blocks as well as downloadable tracking worksheets. Access to a full suite of gym equipment is not necessary either. Tidwell’s programs can be completed with minimal equipment including exercise bands, a light and heavy set of dumbbells, an exercise ball and a foam roller for the most part.

The eMTB Ultimate Program costs $99 and can be purchased at


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