Endurance has always been a major aspect when it comes to cycling. Greater endurance gives you an advantage over competition when you can last longer over hilly terrain. With greater strength you tend to outperform your competitors.
You may use this article as a guide to increase that stamina of yours by learning the tricks of a proper mountain bike work out.
Let us try to get those leg muscles of yours going. Try to ride your bike in a high gear for as long as possible. This puts pressure on your leg and hence strains them. Here you are directly increasing the resistance of your legs by strengthening your leg muscles. This can help you and go a long way especially when you are exhausted and need to climb that hill against a competitor.
To do it right remembers to set your bike gear to a higher range. This does not mean you set it to the highest possible gear but also be careful enough to set it to a range where your will be challenged. Your leg muscles must be exercised and hence choose a gear carefully.
Now once you have chosen your suitable gear let us get to the cycling part. It is quite important that you cycle for a long period of time on the given gear. You may want to start off with a flat road for a while and then head to a higher gear as you feel comfortable.
Have you thought about hitting an hilly region. You could set your resistant gear properly chosen for a hilly region based on your leg strength and try working on this route so as to increase your resistance.
Never forget that you should start with a gradual sloping route when trying the latter method. If you directly go in for the very hilly routes you have a great chance of falling and hurting your self. Hence try a lesser hilly route till you are confident of taking the hilly ones.
Oxygen levels also play an important role in increasing your endurance along with your leg muscles strength.