Greno

ALine Welcomes Ant Henry

Catalog pose

Catalog pose

Massive huge gigantic thanks to everyone who has booked in on a session, recommended us to a friend, shared or liked a post.

ALine Coaching is continuing to expand. Carrying on with of principles of professional experienced coach's we have an announcement. 

We are stoked to welcome Anthony Henry to the team.

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Ant is a passionate mountainbiker who has dedicated his training and education to athlete development with Mountain Biking being his main focus.

Staying true to the ALine roots Ant is a veteran of Whistler Bike Park where he undertook his initial guiding and skill development training. Whilst in Whistler Ant specialised in kids camps ...... hint hint.

Ant has been working with the team in the background for a couple of months and we are stoked. We think you will be also.

A Graduate in sports science from Sheffield Hallam University Ant went on to a dedicated and integral member of the BlueSteel SnC team who specialise in strength and conditioning with a keen interest in mountain bike specific training. With BlueSteel Ant has been lucky enough to work with some of top performing DH athletes in the world.

With Dr Gareth Jones bringing his sports psychology and now Ant Henry with his body and strength mechanics, we are building a strong team of professionals to help you get where you want to go. 

Is it mental? or is it physical? we find the two are generally linked but either way, we have got you covered.

 

Thanks again

 

The ALine team

Case Study - Bev

Bev came to us in February and said she wanted to do some DH racing and wanted to know what she needed to do to go faster. We had a 10min phone consultation, this helped me (JPJ) decide what was appropiate content and therefore the best venue for the course, then set a date and got her booked in on a private week day session. 

Bev hadn't been riding long, approx 1 year but had always had a fit and active life, she had good movement and she was confident. We worked with her to tune into to some of the forces going through the bike and gave her techniques to help stabilise and balance those forces. We then looked at how a racer would see the trail and what to look for.

Then this happened.

Photo credit Mark Crawshaw

Photo credit Mark Crawshaw

Bev was always going to be an awesome rider. We just helped with a little direction and focus. Some times thats all it takes.

Well Done Bev. I think its fair to say you killed it! 

This is what Bev had to say.

I went to Aline Coaching because, although I’ve only been riding a relatively short time, I felt like I’d stopped improving and I seemed to be struggling with cornering at speed. JP took me right back to basics, focusing on body position and core balance which really helped me to get in tune with my bike, and it was fun! We then moved onto cornering and with the addition of a few new skills, I was carrying more speed and railing the berms better than I ever imagined I could. I went away and practiced what I’d learnt, returning 6 weeks later to win my class at Peaty’s Steelcity DH race. I have so much more confidence in myself and I can’t wait to enter more races.
— Bev Sunyata

Is there something your working on you would like to improve? Faster, bigger, gnarlier. Maybe we can help.

 

 

JPJ

Tuesday Challenge 12

Swamp Skinny Greno.

Jordan Gould (Elite 4x racing, Enduro smashing, bike razzin, site foreman for Bike Track sent us this video of him in Greno Woods.

We do not recommend doing this. The water stinks and there's loads of spikey branches sticking out and there could be anything in the mud at the bottom. If you decide to ignore our advice DO NOT DO IT ON YOUR OWN. Look after eachother. If your mate falls in....Catch it on video.

If its not on video....it didn't happen.

 

JPJ