MTB Strength Factory Athlete on the Podium

Joe Finney UKGE 3rd PlaceI am a little late writing this as things have been super hectic – Sorry!

At the last round of the UKGE at Grizedale in the beautiful Lakes, MTB Strength Factory trained athlete Joe Finney took an overall 3rd in Masters category for the series!  It was a huge achievement for him as Masters is sooooo competitive and quick at that end of the field, with ex World Cup DH legend Andrew Titley taking the overall win.

Joe has shown so much improvement over the season and has worked really hard on his riding and his physicality, growing stronger week in and week out, just using his bodyweight and kettlebells twice per week with me on his decking.  Simple but effective for sure. Next year he will move up a category to either Elite, or Expert if they decide to form it as a new category for 2015.  I am looking forward to training him for the winter now, and you can expect some fast racing from him next year.

This is what Joe had to say about our training:

“I need to say a big thank you to Ben Plenge of MTB Strength Factory for the fitness training over the last few months, the proof it is working can be seen in my results. I never did any structured training prior to meeting Ben and I have to say it has been a revelation! I wish I had put in this effort when I was racing Downhill… If you are looking for a coach in the Bristol area I can highly recommend Ben, and if you just want some guidance or a basic training plan Ben offers a basic strength training programme for just £18, a bargain of you ask me, available online through his website.”

If you are a MTB racer and want some training and programming to prepare you for 2015, then I will be taking on new athletes in mid-October.  Exact prices and packages are TBC, and if all goes to plan I will be operating out of my own gym in Bristol shortly, so watch this space!

Stay Strong