We reached out to our Mountain Bike coaches to provide some tips to help you climb! See below:
Breathe with a steady rhythm, focus on inhaling and exhaling at a steady pace, especially when you are exerting yourself during the climb.
Stay seated, if you do not stay seated, you will fatigue quickly
Ensure you dial in your rear tyre pressure to help keep the momentum
Find a good cadence
Keep your legs moving. This is essential to technical sections of a climb e.g. crawling over roots and rocks.
Prepare yourself mentally. Focus and ride through the pain. This is what the toughest riders do to get through steep climbs