I just started helping a buddy out who is also new to MTB riding and very out of shape. All we are doing is riding a jeep road (at his pace) for one hour. That is plenty hard. Next, we will start climbing a bit and after that, we'll try an easy trail. Just ride for one hour and you will find that is tough enough for now
What the other member said just ride. I am slowly getting into shape myself from 280 to 250 in the past 3 months with diet and for the last 2 months cycling as well. Ride as much as you can keeping a steady rpm and maybe mix it up with a climb here and there just to get your legs used to the occasional hill you will come across. Do this on or off road.
My self I'm lucky enough to have a 1 mile packed gravel ( multi use trail) oval track nearby, my normal routine is 3 miles, 1 mile single track( they have horse trails there as well), and finally 3 more miles all within about 1-1.5 hours. 1 to 3 times a week when I can and this has helped alot. So when I go to the actual riding trails those intimidating climbs are possible.
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