Weight-Training Exercises for the Motocross Maven

Weight-Training Exercises for the Motocross Maven

Dagur Brynjólfsson, Motocross 1484. 2008. Flickr.com. Web. Apr 3. 2018.

There are few forms of transportation that embody the freedom of the road and the liberty of travel quite like the motorcycle. Yet, whether it’s the thrill of not knowing where you’re going you like or simply the fact that it’s hidden away in the garage for the right day, even taking out the two-wheeler can be an act that requires a little physical fitness.

However, when it comes to the popular motorcycle sport of motocross, peak physical fitness becomes particularly important. From the braking and shifting you’ll have to do to control your bike to the endurance it takes to finish the ride, completing the rounds on your bike can be a pretty significant challenge.

If you’re looking to get into the motocross game or are just wondering if you have what it takes, there are a number of exercises that will help to increase the agility you have on your bike. To get started on your hopes of hitting the motocross circuit, take a little test with a couple of exercises below.

Barbell High Pull

This exercise is great for your mid-back, your deltoids, and your shoulders and it works the same muscles you do when you’re pulling on the handlebars of your bike. While you’ll need to determine the amount of weight that works for you, once you’ve decided on this you can begin by standing behind the barbell with your feet hip-width apart. As you bend your knees, pick up the barbell with both hands like you’re trying to pull it up, keeping your hands just outside of your legs. As you pull the bar off the ground, ensure you are keeping your arms straight and bending your knees. Once the bar is at hip height, you can pull with your arms until the bar sits just under your chin. You can then place it on the ground and repeat. When you are comfortable with your execution of the exercise, it should be done in one single movement for maximum effect. Do this exercise regularly and you can have the fitness to decode any road.

Weight-Training Exercises for the Motocross Maven

Joshua Kruger. 120421-A-RE111-1569. 2012. Flickr.com. Web. Apr 3. 2018. 

Squat Jumps

Few exercises provide the lower body benefits of the squat, but when it comes to motocross this jump will help your body deal with the strain of absorbing all of those tough landings. You’ll want to start with your feet hip-width apart and your arms down at your sides. Bend down using your knees and your hips, and swing your arms behind you. Quickly, swing your arms forward and jump as high as you can, ensuring that you land on the balls of your feet. While the power of your muscles will come down to the squat and the jump, landing in the correct form will ensure muscle control. It’s just important to wear the right footwear and have a gym mat if you’re working on a concrete floor, as this exercise can be hard on your body without the right tools.

Clap Pushups

Depending on your fitness level, you may or may not look forward to attempting this exercise, but even for a fitness guru, it will likely give you a run for your money. Start with standard push up form, ensuring that your legs are straight and your hands are directly beneath your shoulders on the floor. Bend your arms until you are almost touching the floor, and immediately push up with all your body strength, clapping your hands together before placing them back on the floor. Even for the experienced, this can be a tough exercise and you might need a little pain management in the beginning, so make sure you’ve perfected the push-up form before attempting the clap. This exercise will help strengthen the muscles in your chest, shoulders, and arms, but you may want to avoid it if you’ve experienced any wrist injuries.

Even riding a motorcycle can be challenging for the long haul, but when it comes to a demanding sport like motocross you’ll need to train your body to deal with all the difficulties involved in riding a powerful two-wheeler. The exercises here are a good place to begin, but a workout that’s varied will help you succeed in this sport. By making these weight-training tips a part of your workout plan, you’ll be well on your way to results you’ll notice and a motocross course made a little easier.

Author’s Bio:

Weight-Training Exercises for the Motocross Maven guest authorJessica is a traveller by heart. She loves to pen down her thoughts related to her travel experiences and her knowledge about the recent technologies. She loves to meet new people during her trips and is a regular contributor to https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com

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