10 Motocross Training Tips
If you are serious about motocross racing, then you could use 10 motocross training tips. By following these tips, you will ensure that you are in tip top shape for motocross racing season!
- Start by checking your motocross bike before training. Checking the air pressure in your tires, oil, and other miscellaneous fluids in the motocross bike is a good habit to get into so that you will automatically find yourself doing it before and after racing. Also check these things after training to make sure nothing went wrong while training.
- Be sure to wear all of your safety equipment even during motocross training. While training isn’t as dangerous as regular racing, you can still get hurt. Since there is still a risk, just get ready to wear your helmet and motocross suit so you will not only be safe, but you can become accustomed to the equipment.
- During your training, don’t be afraid to push yourself. Motocross training is the time to make mistakes so you can know how to avoid the same mistakes during a real race. Figure out how comfortable you are with your jumps and turns and other important aspects of riding on a motocross track so you can see where your weak points are and how you need to focus your training.
- Have an experienced motocross racer around during your training. By having an old racer on board, you can obtain tips that you won’t be able to get from anywhere else. This is because a good mentor will watch you and tell you specifically what kinds of mistakes you're making and also how to correct them to get your racing form down pat!
- Focus primarily on your weak points of motocross racing. If you as an individual racer are having trouble with, say, jumps, then you need to practice jumps more than other aspects of racing. In this specific instance, try finding a track with a lot of varying size jumps so you can get used to them, use them same formula for if you are having problems with turns or other important racing aspects.
- Don’t be afraid to race others during your training. Since it will be a bit more of a relaxed race, you won’t be too nervous. Also, actually racing for training will start to prepare you for the experience of real racing and the extra factors you have to account for such as other riders, etc.
- Do your motocross training on multiple tracks. Since you will be racing on many different tracks during your motocross career, you will need to be prepared for this. If you find yourself predicting one tracks distinct points, then it’s time to start changing it up to prevent you from getting comfortable and set in to one track.
- To throw yourself a loop, drive one of the tracks backwards. This will give you a weird, uncomfortable feeling because you will be looking at everything opposite, but give it a chance! Keep in mind you may not be able to do this at all tracks, but keep trying to take yourself out of your comfort zone.
- Don’t be afraid to drive fast during training. If you are looking to race, then you are probably looking to win. Don’t be scared during training because this could extend to the real race and possibly cost you a win from a motocross race that could have been won otherwise!
- Check out tracks before you race on them. This will allow you to tailor each training session to the next race to make it more comfortable to you and therefore give you a higher chance of winning!
Posted on: Feb. 25, 2011