Posts Tagged ‘motocross fitness’

Transitioning from off-season to pre-season training

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

As the competitive season approaches, your workouts in the weight room should change. Your exercises and tempos should more closely approximate the challenges you’ll face on the track.

Compared to the off-season workout routine, your pre-season workout should change in these areas:

  • Exercises – Your pre-season workout should introduce plyometrics (jump training). This type of training will build power, endurance, performance and help mimic movements you will experience on the track.
  • Focus – You will be spending a little less time in the gym overall. Pre-season training will take the strength you built in your off-season and convert it into power and endurance. Reps should generally decrease due to the intensity and demands of the new plyometric exercises which place a higher demand on your lower body.
  • Intensity - Althouth the overall time in the gym will be be less, the volume of exercises and intensity should increase. Pre-season exercises demand a lot more from your muscles and your cardiovascular system. You’ll notice your heart rate will be much higher during your workout.

Remember to push yourself hard in the gym. The goal is to push yourself to a level even higher than what you would experience on the track so your body can handle multiple motos during a day and can handle anything your bike/track can throw at you when your on the track.

That’s all for now.

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Practicing on a rough track

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Most of us all love to ride a perfectly groomed track… BUT quite often we’re faced with one that is dry, dusty and rutted. Practicing on a rough track will help prepare you for the rutted up track on race day and will benefit you more than you probably know. Here are a few key things to remember and look for when you’re running motos on a roughed up track:

  • Search out the smoothest lines. If you can avoid the narly ruts and bumps, you can save your energy and keep some extra fuel in the tank for later in the moto
  • Keep the flow. Push hard but be smooth and be fast while searching for those smoothest lines.
  • Corner with momentum. Dry, dusty corners aren’t the type of corners you can rail at speed. The key here is to keep your momentum and roll the throttle on gently to maintain traction.
  • Grip tight with those legs. If the track is filled with hard ruts and acceleration and breaking bumps then you’re bike will probably want to buck you around a bit. Grip tight with the legs and suck up any bumps your suspension can’t fully handle.

Creatine and Motocross

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Check out this RacerX post from Coach Seiji on the effects of creatine and racing. Davi M. and his trainer recently ran into issues with the supplement and share their story. You can find the post here.

TRX 40/40 Atomic Pushup/Low Row Challenge

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Fitness Anywhere Video

One of coolest things we’ve seen lately is the TRX 40/40 Atomic Pushup/Low Row Challenge. It’s fun, grueling and mixes up your workout a bit. We’ve just started using the TRX system and can’t wait to get it integrated with the thinkMX workout. Check out the 40/40 challenge.

We recommend the TRX because it’s one of the best ways to get a quick, effective, total body workout. If you’re constantly traveling and don’t have the the time or have access to a gym then the TRX will work for you. And not only is it easy on the wallet it only weighs only 2lbs! Check it out here for more information.