Posts Tagged ‘Motocross Tips’
The holiday season is upon us once again, and many people are finding themselves in the endless search for present for their friends and families. If you have a motocross rider in your family, their are a number of great gifts which will make them have an even happier Christmas morning. Here are some of my (and a few recommended by readers on Twitter) holiday gift ideas for the motocross rider in your family.
SixSixOne MX-1 Thin Socks
Socks seem like a simple product for motocross racers, but they are essential for a happy racing season. Often overlooked by riders in the midst of racing, training, and practicing, socks can wear out in a matter of weeks. Make your riders season happier in a subtle way by purchasing these socks. The SIxSixOne MX-1 Thin Socks are thick where you need them to be, and thin where to don't to keep your feet cool during long summer motos.
Scott Voltage ProAir Goggles
Just like socks, goggles are a often overlooked part of ever riders gear bag which can have drastic changes in their performance. Scott Goggles, one of the premier goggle manufacturers in the world has recently come out with a revised edition of their Voltage Goggles. More functional and stylish than ever, these are a great way to make your rider happy for many motos to come.
Motocross is a fair weather sport, and unfortunately, this limits it to a little more than half the year for us northerners. Most riders take the off-season off, but I strongly believe that the offseason is a great time to improve your performance for the upcoming year. I've posted before on what I plan to do this winter, but this is meant to be a guide more specific improving your motocross performance over the off-season.
Train, Train, and Train Some More
-Photo by mrflip on Flickr.
Fitness is extremely important to your performance in motocross. Both strength and aerobic training off the track can be the difference between a stellar and a subpar season on the track. Contrary to popular belief, the off-season is not a good time to make huge gains in your physical fitness. Rather, the off-season is your chance to lay down a solid physical base for which you can build upon during pre-season training. During race season, most riders focus on riding and recovering based on motocross, forcing them to neglect their training. this is one of the reasons why off-season training is so important. Unfortunately, according to Aldon Baker, most riders underestimate the benefits of off-season training.
Unfortunately, many MX athletes short change their off-season training by jumping ahead and making it sort of a mini-Pre Season period by doing anaerobic intervals and generally race-type workouts. What a shame.
I totally agree with Aldon on this subject. The off-season is an incredibly crucial time of the season, and training correctly during this time period can have huge benefits come race time.