3 Exercises to Improve MTB Cornering Strength and Form

Personal trainer and fitness instructor Chris shows three moves (plus a bonus!) to strengthen your body for smooth, crisp cornering on the trail.

We all know that cornering isn’t so much turning your handlebars, but more of that bike-body separation which involves leaning the bike while also counter-balancing your hips. In order to strengthen your body for cornering, especially tight cornering, we need to strengthen the hips and glute med (the side of your rear). These exercises will also strengthen your obliques and should help with balance too.

Cornering strength exercises

  • Single leg deadlift
  • Curtsy squat
  • Side plank
  • Bonus: Rotating windmill

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