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The Ride Life: Mountain Biking Ladies

59 EpisodesProduced by Liz KochWebsite

Welcome to The Ride Life Podcast, a podcast dedicated to fitness and health for women mountain bikers. Let's focus in on the rider who wants to keep their body healthy, ride for fun, and feel strong on their bike! I’m Liz the host of this podcast, a doctor of physical therapy and level 1 mtn bike sk… read more

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59. Winter Training Program for Mountain Biking | Women Mtn Bike

December 13th, 2022


Planning your winter training is key to success.

But! How do you need to look at the different months.

I go over some simple ways to look at your monthly training needs to meet the goals you may have.

I also go over my …

58. Starting to feel your age? How to stay healthy for Mtn biking | Mountain Bike Strength

December 13th, 2022


Feeling older, not as strong or as fit can cause problems for mtn biking.

In this video I go over 3 main ways to help your body to be a better mtn …

57. Gain Endurance! Why Riding Slow Makes you go FAST! | Mountain Biking Training

December 13th, 2022


Have you have been told to go slower to build your base aerobic endurance? 

It may not make sense unless you look at how aerobic and anaerobic …

56. My Why – How it Came About…

April 15th, 2022


In this podcast I go over how The Ride Life and the Mountain Biking Ladies came about – why I felt the urge to start it. And how I had some bumps in …

55. What gives us motivation to do something what we don't like?

March 31st, 2022


In this podcast I go over pain points and motivation. This is a hard this thing to muster to make things happen! But I talk about some of my why and how I muster some motivation to do my workouts to help my riding!!

– I …

54. Interested in Women's MTN Biking Events?

March 17th, 2022


In this podcast I am live with Ash Zolton (Co-owner of ROAM Events). We discuss how to overcome objections to going to women mtbing events and races… …

53. Used to be Good at Something… and Now You’re Not?

March 3rd, 2022


53. Used to be Good at Something… and Now You’re Not?

In this podcast I discuss coming back from having a baby or being injured… anytime that you lose skills, fitness it is hard. I go over how I am managing it currently.

52. What is Rate of Perceived Exertion and How to use it

February 17th, 2022


In this podcast I talk about rate of perceived exertion and how to best use it for your training. This helps with giving another data point and metric for zone training as well as keeping you from overtraining.

Check it …

51. How to handle Stress and Sleep - 2 major Area we overlook as Women Riders

February 1st, 2022


In this Interview with Nicole Hill we talk about stress and how to look at it differently. We also look at how sleep and stress play into each other.

50. What you lack if you only do Trainer Riding this Winter

January 20th, 2022


In this podcast I talk about some things that trainer riding lacks for your full body health and riding ability. This can hold your back if you are …

49. Body Efficiency to Ride Longer and Harder

January 6th, 2022


In this podcast I talk about some things to help you ride for longer and harder on the trail that doesn’t have to do with endurance… yes – it gives you more endurance without endurance training… How? Check it out

Check …

48. What to Work on Now to Ride More of the Trail Later

December 23rd, 2021


In this podcast I talk about some things that are super important to ride more of the trail, feel more confidence in your riding, and have more fun come the next major riding time!!

Check it out 😊

47. What do I do more of in the Winter to help make next Season Great!

December 9th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about some things that change gears in my training and riding. These help me manage the time changes, the cold, and prepare me …

46. What can Affect your Heart Rate along with Fitness Level

November 25th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about 5 main areas that can affect your heart rate that don’t have anything to do with your current fitness level. These tend to raise your HR and can alter which zone you are training in. I also …

45. Intro to Endurance Zone Training and Importance for Mtn Bikers

November 11th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about some main differences in zone training and how they play a role in your ability to ride trails and gain fitness. I also …

44. Is working to progress working against you?

October 27th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about how too much focus and load onto yourself can actually make you a worse rider. That it can overload you…

43. What do you need to do to Progress your Riding?

October 14th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about breaking down what your goals are to your body and your trail needs. How to think about this differently vs just looking …

42. Pregnancy 2-3rd Trimester and Body Struggles

September 30th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about the struggles of being pregnant and what I have been through. This isn’t meant to replace medical advise and please seek information from you care team with more specific questions. This is …

41. Lifting Heavy… Are Your Ready?

September 3rd, 2021


In this podcast I talk about lifting heavy and the things that many people don’t think about when told that their body needs it. I’m going to go into …

40. Ever Have an off Day on the Trail?

August 5th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about off days on the trail… What things can cause it… How to handle it… And most importantly – you are not alone!

Check it out 😊

39. First part of Pregnancy and Mtn Biking

July 22nd, 2021


In this podcast I talk about how I managed the first part of my pregnancy and riding. Some of the things that I learned and things that I’m implementing to stay healthy through my pregnancy and afterwards.

Check it out …

38. When to Push it?!

July 8th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about when to PUSH IT! On the Trail – in the gym… how to look at your body and what gains you can get from it.

Making the …

37. To Stretch or Strengthen - That is the question

June 24th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about stretching vs strengthening for women mtn bikers. How to look at your body in a different light and what it may need in different areas of your body.

This is key and critical for body health …

36. Do you have Trail Fear

June 10th, 2021


Trail Fear and How to Handle it!

This is a commonly talked about subject here in the Fb group

For this subject I’m bringing in Roxy to help me out

She is not only an amazing mtb skills coach with credentials a mile …

35. 3 Tips to Help when Life Gets Hard

May 27th, 2021


In this podcast I talk about my last month and 3 Tips that I have used to help get through it. I talk about some personal experiences and how you can use the tips on the trail or just in life

I hope you enjoy and these …

34. Glute Specific Exercises – Targeting your Training Program

April 22nd, 2021


In this podcast I talk about 2 specific exercises that target the glut and how your training plan needs to add in and follow where you need to …

33. Glut Activation - How to Use you Core to Assist

April 15th, 2021


Understanding this is huge for your body esp as a female mtn biker. I have included some links to research articles and another video i did on this subject for quad dominance. Check them out and enjoy the podcast.

Glut …

32. How being Perfect is holding you back!

March 30th, 2021


The need to be perfect can be demotivating and demobilizing – can stop us in our tracks…

31. How To Buy A Bike 101

March 25th, 2021


Stoked to hop on an interview in the Mountain Biking Ladies FB group with Andi and Ash Zolton from Roam Events!!

We talk about How to buy a bike 101 …

30. How to improve your Trail Flow

March 16th, 2021


In this interview I talk with Kellie - She is the Owner of Iron Lady Adventures and Coaching

Kellie is on a mission to help others find flow, both on and off the proverbial bike (or skis, or kites, or whatever other …

29. Strength Training Needs for a Woman

March 10th, 2021


In this episode I talk about how we as women need to think about strength training in a different way for our bodies.

I go over specifics in focusing your workouts.

That you need to make them to your level.

And that …

28. Endurance and Training Tips with Liz Sampey

March 4th, 2021


There are a lot of us that struggle with Endurance... Races.. and GEAR!

I'm bringing in Elizabeth Sampey to talk about all of these things

If you …

27. 3 Tips to Improve Your Riding

February 25th, 2021


Let’s go over 3 Tips on how to improve your riding!! These are things that you can apply to so many parts of the trail and riding as a whole!

I’m …

26. Having FUN on the BIKE!

February 16th, 2021


Why does FUN need to be in my riding... in my life. How this affects our lives, why it is important to balance our lives with it. In this episode I go through how I look at trails and some of my failures of being a mtn …

25. Fear! And Riding! with Charlotte Batty

November 12th, 2020


This is a huge area and a common topic for many riders

I decided to bring in the big guns to talk about it!

Charlotte Batty with Minii Adventures

She did a live interview on how she teaches and helps ladies through fear!

24. Ever felt like you didn’t belong on the trails?

November 3rd, 2020


Ever felt like you didn’t belong on the trails?

Like you didn’t fit the bill?

Like you needed to somehow prove yourself - then would place more …

23. Angi Weston with 3 tips for Beginner/All Riders

May 28th, 2020


We discussed

Top 3 tips for Beginner Mountain Bikers

(They are actually tips for all riders...)


One of her favorite things that she tells herself on the trail to keep pushing herself

We also discussed some other …

22. Can you Balance?

May 21st, 2020


Balance is such a key thing when it comes to body position on a bike!

And for riding.. You don't want to be too forward or backward.. being able to balance around turns.. slow and fast

But many of us don't practice …

21. Lets Get you BUTT in GEAR!!

May 14th, 2020


So many of us ladies struggle with the ability to use our butt!

There are some key things to think about when exercising and activating your butt!

Check out this podcast to find out ways to help you use and load your …

20. Lets dive into the Core for Biking!

May 7th, 2020


The Core is such a hot topic for exercising!

But do you understand all that it does or how it actually works?

Do you know how to properly train it? And yes there are some distinct ways to do that effectively.

Check it …

19. How to get the most our of your shoulder workouts for riding!

April 30th, 2020


Ever think... Man I wish my arms were stronger for riding?

Think that you could be doing something different to help support your shoulders better?

18. Can you Exercise Differently for Mountain Biking?

April 1st, 2020


In this episode I talk about how exercises can be used and thought of differently. How this knowledge can completely change how you exercise and the benefits that you can get. This can change how you ride and how your …

17. How to handle stress during this crazy time

March 20th, 2020


I'm live with Sara Hunter. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. We are talking about how to handle the new changes and challenges of the pandemic. 

She goes over breathing techniques and some ways to …

16. What is was like - Riding Pre and Post Partum with Danielle Nolan - Adventure Guide and MTB Coach

March 5th, 2020


Let's Welcome Danielle Nolan from DNK Presents!

Pregnant and riding... riding after pregnancy...

Let's talk about the coming back from being pregnant …

15. Live Interview: Are you Nervous to Join a Ladies Clinic? - Victoria Ride like a Girl MTB Skills

February 27th, 2020


****Ever wonder what comes when a lot of us ladies come together??***  

☹️Ever feel nervous to join? Scared to join?  

💪Tuesday’s Live Interview talked about ...  

how WONDERFUL the times are when we come together and …

14. Trainer workouts...Do you know what you are missing?

February 20th, 2020


*** Do you only ride a trainer in the winter***

This is something that some of my clients have told me and they are amazed at the difference when

13. How I stopped being nervous for riding

January 23rd, 2020


Have you ever been nervous before a ride?

Like the unreasonable... why am I nervous ...type of feeling?

The feeling that stops you in your tracks a bit?

Or even if it is legitimate nerves?? 

I’m going to talk about why …

12. Dee Tidwell with Enduro MTB Training

January 16th, 2020


We went over some common traits that ladies have

Some major points for how strength and stability play a role for the Lady shredder

Some easy to do …

11. How to handle Fear and riding - Roxy With Roxy Mtb Coach

January 9th, 2020


Many mtn bikers worry about getting hurt... how to practice skills 

 That parts of the trail are too much ...  

I came on Live in The Mtn Biking Ladies FB group with Roxy from Roxy MTB Events and Coaching.  

She gave us …

10. Julie Sports Nutritionist - What to eat during a ride?

December 26th, 2019


I know there have been many questions about food and what to eat and when to eat what...

Julie Hansen races in sprint Triathlons and wins in the …

9. How Sacred Cycle Uses Biking to help those who have been Sexual Assaulted

December 19th, 2019


Have you or do you know of anyone that has been sexually assaulted?

Tonight we are going to talk about a non profit called Sacred Cycle!!

Clare is …

8. New to Downhill Racing Savannah Rogers tells about her experience

December 12th, 2019


Every had an interest in racing downhill?!

Find out more from beginner racer Savannah Rogers

She just started riding bikes again in the fall and is now racing downhill!

Find out the parts that she likes and the parts …

7. Managing MTB Parks - Kelly Harris an Ambassador for MTB PARKS

December 5th, 2019


***Ever wonder if a Mountain bike park is right for you??***

I go live with Kelly Maglio Harris to talk about different bike parks around the country!!

Here is what we cover!!

Best bike parks for novice and intermediate …

6. Live Interview Kate Nolan- Co-Owner DNK

November 28th, 2019


Live with Kate Nolan! This lady does it all! She is a mtn bike skills coach AND runs women’s retreats for biking and hiking!! She is coming on live …

5. Live Interview- Lindsey Richter with Ladies All Ride

November 21st, 2019


I go live to talk to Lindsey Richter, Founder and director of creativity of Ladies All Ride Mountain Bike Skills

If you don’t know her then you …

4. How to Overcome Fear and Mountain Bike the Drops you Want

November 14th, 2019


How to Overcome fear on your bike is huge!

There are always those sections of trail that make us nervous...

That make us walk around...

I'm going to give you 3 tips to overcome the fear and have fun with those …

3. Having Trouble with Breathing, Asthma, and Mountain Biking!

November 7th, 2019


Let’s talk breathing and lungs with mountain biking!

I’m here with allergy and asthma, pediatrician Doctor Frank Block, Aka my Dad

We go over: 

- Some common reasons why you might get out of breath when climbing

- …

2. Misty Mahoy: All about Balance: Mountain Biking Coaching... Skills and Drills, and how she got into riding

October 31st, 2019


 Misty Mahoy is the Owner of All About Balance Mtn Bike Coaching. And in this episode, we go over...
👉 The main skill that she teaches and break it down
👉 How she got into coaching
👉 what her favorite drill is!!

I …

Episode 1: My Why...

October 14th, 2019


This is the story about why Liz started to focus and feel the need to support and provide information to women mountain bikers. She really goes deeps …

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