How To Jump Higher On A Mountain Bike

By | February 24, 2017

Higher Jumps Vertical Jump Training Resistance Bands

Speaker 1: Today we've got a bit of a jumpchallenge. I'm going to show you a little bit of a workout here. It's going to add alittle bit of an endurance portion of it as well as vertical leap. Grab you a nice boxthat's a little challenging for yourself, get your bands on and then lay out a benchor anything that you're going to jump over, it's going to be a barrier. So make it a littlebit challenging, but make sure that you can get over and back. Let me show you real quickand then we'll run through a set. So I got my box height here, make sure you got yourbands on. Let me just tell you when you're wearing the bands and you're working on yourvertical leap you want to make sure that you

control your knees. Don't let them controlyou. A lot of benefits, we've talked about this in hundreds of other tutorials I've postedfor you, but you got to make sure that when you're wearing the bands when you land workagainst the resistance and you're going to build your hips so quick, but if you let themcontrol you or you're not strong enough to do these types of things without the bandson, you probably want to start doing these types of exercises without the bands first.So let's jump into it here. Get your box height a little bit challenging. We're going to goless reps, but I'm going to show you both exercises. Get a good arm sweep on top ofthe box. Soft landings, you either hop back

or just step off, whatever you feel comfortablewith. The most important thing is you get up, get down, get up, get down. It's not afast pace, we're going for height. Nice soft landings. The second part of the exercisewould be speed, but under control. We're going to go over, all about getting your knees up.Let's jump into the workout. We're going to go 8 max jump heights and gofor a 15 second burst right after that for speed. Let's go and get started. 8 reps righthere. That's one, two, three. Make sure that you're landing neutral like that. Don't letyour feet come together, stay under control. I think I got two more. The last one. good. Now we got about 15 secondburst here for speed. Try to get up, get around,

get back over. Readyé Good. Make sure youget your knees up on those. If you start getting dizzy, I got a little bit dizzy there at theend, take your time, maybe don't spin around so fast. Catch your breath, that's a littlebit of endurance. Run through that, three or four sets and push yourself hard.

How to Bump Jump a MTB Get air off roots

There's more than one way to get air ona mountain bike, but the most common method is to ride a launch, otherwise known as alip. By continuing along the trajectory of a lip, you and your bike become airborne.The other way is to bunny hop, which is using your own power to jump a bike from flat. Jumping requires special terrain, and bunnyhopping requires a ton of energy. But there's a technique you can use to achieve the bestof both worlds. Today, we'll learn how to bump jump. Bump jumping dramatically expands your playgroundby effectively turning roots, logs, and rocks

into launches. Start with something about 3 inches high whichwould normally jar your bike pretty good. You'll need to be traveling at a decentclip. Shift your weight back and pull on your handlebars lightly. The bump will send yourfront end straight up. Immediately after, your rear wheel will hitthe bump and pop up too, so you need to be prepared to suck your legs up and let thebike do its thing. This part is especially important since a bump jump can send you intoa nosedive if you're not careful. By sucking your legs up, your taking control of wherethe bike will go, instead of letting it buck

you forwards. As you get a feel for it, you can jump yourbody upwards as the front wheel hits the bump. Cooperating with the bump like this can multiplyits effect and give you some pretty impressive air. If bump jumping looks a lot like bunnyhopping, that's because it is. The difference though is that the bump is doing the heavylifting, while you just need to worry about controlling your bike. If you already know how to do jumps and bunnyhops, then bump jumps will be much easier to learn. I will say that dropping your saddlegreatly increases the height you can get.

Here's little feature in my local park thatI'd normally need to bunny hop. By letting my front and back wheel smack into this rootI'm hopping up it smoothly with very little energy. While bunny hops require a massivepreload, you can see that bump jumps are just a matter of pulling back a bit as your frontwheel hits. While you can do this on a rigid, a full suspension,or a hardtail, I find that nice fat tires are ideal. If you're running inner tubesyou'll have a pretty high risk of getting a pinch flat, so you probably don't wantto do this on blunt objects like curbs, at least until you get the hang of it.

Once you're adept at bump jumping, you'llfind that even parking blocks and speed bumps can become launches. I haven't seen a lot of bump jump tutorialsfor mountain bikers, but I know for a fact that many of you are already doing this. Thisis a staple technique in BMX, and some mountain bikers do this already without even puttinga name to it. By being mindful of this, you can clear a whole patch of roots just by hittingthe first one. What do you guys thinké Have you already been doing bump jumps, but callingthem something differenté Let me know in the comments. Thanks for riding with me today,and I'll see you next time.

How to Jump With a BMX Bike How to Practice the Bunnyhop on a BMX Bike

Bunnyhops like pretty much of all the finerskills that you might learn out of a bike do require a lot of practice. I can sit hereand explain how to do them to you all day that at the end of the day it's not goingto be the type of thing that you just learn how to do. It's a trick that you often learnbut you really perfect because as you keep doing them over the years you get better andbetter at them. You learn how to better use your legs and how to get better hop, bettertuck all these things and it's like constantly evolving process. At the same time there'sa lot of steps that you can take to make sure that your getting a good bunnyhop quickly.The main thing as I said is you want to keep

in mind that a bunnyhop is a 3 part motionit's not a single motion as a really good rider make it look. You really want to makesure that when your practicing your bunnyhops that you keep in mind that the 3 part motionis you get your front end up high. You explode up with your legs and then you tuck the bikeout and a really good thing to keep in mind when your practicing this is working on specificparts of it. Sometimes it's if you know you have to allow all the things to follow fromthe previous action that you've taken so you know you get your front wheel up you reallyhave figured out how to get the front wheel to a proper height. The next logical stepis make sure that you have a good a really

good solid hop from your legs. And you reallydon't want to worry about the tuck so much until you can get to a point where the bikeis almost flatten out just by using your legs for the vertical hop. Once you've gotten tothat point and you feel comfortable doing that point then you really go for the tuckto maximize the bunnyhop. But until then it's not something you should worry about so aslong as you keep in mind that a bunnyhop is a 3 part motion and concentrate undoing eachon of those 3 parts as well possibly can by the time your done, and you've gotten to that3 step to where you really working on the tuck and good form of having a tuck. Thenthat's where your bunnyhop is going to be

in tip top shape.

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