To say that Motocross is a physically demanding sport is an understatement. Often, it’s dangerous and intense but if you’re up for the challenge, you too can take on the track. Just be prepared to race through changing elevations, as well as dirt, sand, or clay. For this, you’ll need control, which requires a strong body that can move a 200 to 250-pound vehicle. At the W Training Facility, we’re here to help. We’ve previously laid out how you can train your body for motocross. Now, let’s walk you through some tips for your motocross fitness routine.
Stick to Your Motocross Fitness Routine
The difference between an athlete and hobbyist is the work they put in. All too often you see people come to the gym and abandon their training after a month or two. To put in work, you have to stay consistent. Any athlete will tell you that winning doesn’t come easy. Draw out a plan and stay motivated to stick to it. Significant changes to your body take a while and you have to push through the difficulty and be patient.
Ride Often To Keep Your Game Up
Practice makes perfect and if you want to ensure that you have great control on the track, you have to feel comfortable on your bike. Every ride is an opportunity to improve your skills and fitness. Try riding around a track for 10 minutes, giving it everything you’ve got. This will train your heart rate and give you a high-intensity workout.
Another way to make the most of your ride is by practicing some long-duration training. Ride for a longer period of time (30 minutes). The difference between this and the first exercise is that you keep a fast and steady pace instead of going all out. By keeping this pace you’ll find out how far you can ride. Increase the amount of time if you want to train even harder.
The last exercise you should do is practice your climb hills, turn drills, and scrubs. You don’t have to push yourself too much, but make sure you get used to how to perform these tricks
Work Out to Prevent Injury
Your strength makes a difference when you are racing on the track. Before we’ve mention that you should focus on key areas (back, core, overall muscle strength, body movements). This is still true. Doing traditional training will make you better during a race. We suggest keeping up with your exercises to stay injury-free.
Knees, hips, and shoulders play an important role in your training. Plenty of motocross athletes often talks about injuries or pain in these areas. Keep them strong by building your muscles and flexibility with squats, rotator cuff exercises, back rows, Romanian dead lifts, and more. These exercises are essential for your motocross fitness routine.
Train at the W Training Facility
Plenty of our trainers here at the W Training Facility has experience with motocross racers. If you need help training to be your best professional self, contact us. Our trainer will put you on the right path towards becoming a great motocross athlete.