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Old 03-09-2005, 06:38 PM
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i joined a gym a couple of weeks ago to get ready for this year's riding season. i am wondering what kind of workouts i should do that would help my riding. anything specific would help out alot. i am 5'10 and only weigh 135 pounds so there isn't much to me.
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Old 03-09-2005, 06:51 PM
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I always go to the pull up bars and just hang there as long as possible because that helps a lot with arm pump.
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:00 PM
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You want to do lower weight and higher reps. You're trying to build muscular endurance more than outright brute strength. Rather than do sets of 10, do sets of 15 or 20 or even 30. In addition, leave no muscle group unworked.

Aerobic conditioning is also key. RC and a bunch of roadracers also cycle (road bicycles) for conditioning. That is a big reason RC is as fast at the finish as he is in the first heat.
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:48 PM
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Yeah, cardio is key to your overall endurance during riding. Do some jogging or cycling machines. It sounds like you are pretty thin, so I wouln't be afraid to do some upper body weights, like bench press, curls, seated rows, pullovers. The proper diet is always good, but not real easy to accomplish LOL! Good luck, I'm going to go hop on my treadmill right now!

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Old 03-09-2005, 08:44 PM
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I'd like to know if there is a book out there on mx conditioning. For now I am working on cardio and as many muscle groups as I can.
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Old 03-10-2005, 06:15 AM
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I think Gary Semics wrote a book on it.
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Old 03-10-2005, 09:16 AM
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I agree that cardio and high rep workouts are best for motocross endurance. However, I started in to weight training a couple of years ago (becuase I was as skinny as a board) with my goal being to add muscle mass and strength. Now that Ive added over 30 pounds of muscle and am alot stronger it is alot easier to muscle around the bike and to recover from mistakes. Now Im working more on my cardio and endurance and it is working very well.
Curious your age though,, you dont want to get too into weights if you are too young.
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Old 03-10-2005, 01:49 PM
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i'm 16 years old. the guy at the gym said first thing i should do is put about 20 pounds of muscle on my frame, then work on cardio and muscular endurance. i am wondering what i should do about arm pump, thanks for the suggestions
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