Hi @eg1 and @dimatheny,
Thanks for the messages! Great input and feedback. Also, I fully agree with you. I think core strength work and time in the weight room are both essential. That’s something we’ve harped on in the show, but you’re right that we haven’t touched on it in a while.
Though one of my favorite recent episodes was the one where we got the king of strength training research, Dr Bent Ronnestad, on the show to talk about whether we should strength train all year. I personally think we should for many of the reasons you raised, but there’s a lot of opinions on that: Does Strength Training Hurt or Help Endurance Sports Performance? with Dr. Bent Rønnestad - Fast Talk Laboratories
I really liked Daniel’s response and fully agree. My one comment to EG1 is that the list you gave is some pretty advanced work - especially with all of the exercise ball inclusion. Great stuff once you get to that point, but I do think it’s important, as Daniel was saying, to make sure you’re including some good basic strength work.
Chris Case and Jess Elliot actually put together a good basic core routine for people who don’t have access to a weight room: Does Strength Training Hurt or Help Endurance Sports Performance? with Dr. Bent Rønnestad - Fast Talk Laboratories
We also just filmed a six-part weight training instructional video with Ryan Kohler that should be coming out soon. Daniel, I’ll be very interested in your response once it’s up!
FYI, you’d appreciate this story. Many years ago I had the chance to have dinner with Roland Green (two time world mountain bike champion.) I asked him what his secret was and he said “simple, I do four things: eat, sleep, ride my bike, and core.”
Hope that helps!