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Old 06-17-2007, 11:13 PM
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Another thread hehe.

Anyone have problems like me. Do 5-6 jumps couple turns and your forearms are on fire? Ride for like 30 seconds and my arms are done. Really makes it no fun at all. Anything that helps?
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:41 PM
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Ride more, breathe more. You have to work on keeping a pace that you can hold for 5 laps straight and you have to THINK about breathing while you ride.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:23 AM
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Squeeze the bike w/ your knees and try not to White knuckle the grips. Stay hydrated and try some potassium.(bananas or vitamin supliment) These have done wonders for me...
Ride on brother !!!!
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:26 AM
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do some stretching before you ride, it helps a lot, and stay hydrated, but the most important thing is stretching!!!
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:28 AM
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make sure your bars & levers are correct for you

I found elbows up & out will push your hands into a position that does not arm pump as bad, it makes it harder to death grip
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:47 AM
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Make sure your gloves and jersey aren't to tight fitting around your wrists. Taking Ibuprofen before I ride also helps. Adding a steering stabilizer to my quad also helped a lot.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:55 AM
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Nothing new, but I can tell you that if you are new to riding, you really need to do what BVB said. Conciously BREATH!!! And work on using your legs to hang on with.
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:52 AM
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stay loose and learn to control the bike with your lower body
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Old 06-20-2007, 07:47 AM
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Breathing is #1acouple of things i use 1 inch dowel with a string tied though a hole in the middle with 5lbs tied to the other end roll it up and down. and 20mg baby aspren ten min before you ride work wounders
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:37 AM
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breathe breathe breathe, thats the most important thing, and eat lots of pottassium, i almost religiously eat a banana or 2 before i ride everytime, and stay hydrated! dont even think about touching pop, stick with water all the way!
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