Most people tend to think this is the time of year where we sit in front of the TV with a beverage and a snack and congratulate ourselves on making it through another season. It’s at this point in the year we should be focussing on healing injuries, keeping up on our aerobic cardio and maintaining our flexibility in preparation for pre-season training, which starts in mid-December. By keeping on top of all these things, the transition into pre-season training will be that much easier.
In this article I wanted to touch on a topic that absolutely everyone faces when riding a dirtbike – injuries. They are very common in this sport and the key to decreasing the likelihood of an injury is to improve flexibility of the joints, muscles and ligaments.
Let’s start with a little science behind muscular endurance training. All athletes need to develop a basic level of strength endurance. By training your body through muscular endurance you will train your body to utilize the energy sources more efficiently; therefore, your muscles will be able to perform for a longer period of time before fatiguing.
In this article I wanted to touch on a topic that absolutely everyone faces when riding a dirt bike – injuries. They are very common in this sport and the key to decreasing the likelihood of an injury is to improve flexibility of the joints, muscles and ligaments.
by Lacy Stock
There's one thing every rider, at some point in their career, has to deal with– the dreaded Arm Pump. A common misperception is that the cure for arm pump is to strengthen the upper body. Unfortunately, strength here will not help with the persistent pain in the forearms that obstructs our braking and clutching abilities, diminishing our chances of finishing a moto strong.