Your can either enjoy your experience in dirt bike riding or endure. The difference between the two is highly determined by the rider’s physical fitness. If you are physically fit, this is the most enjoyable sport in the world. But for those who are rigid, this experience can turn out to be a real nightmare.
After experiencing the difference in the two, I decided to be of help to other riders and especially beginners. I therefore came up with a list of physical exercises that have helped me enjoy my experience as a rider. They are listed below:
Just like your preference on different things, your body might respond well to certain exercises than others. When it comes to endurance exercises, we have come up with a list of three exercises you can choose from. These include;
You are always free to come up with a list of your own provided the exercise will be beneficial to you by building your stamina. Although there are some experts who enjoy running and swimming, many tend to rely more on bicycle riding. This is because, a mountain or a road bike has a lot of similarity to dirt bikes only that they luck engine.
Riding a mountain or road bike helps them develop concentration as it demands a keen sense of balance. At the same time, you are able to exercise the legs which you will use in riding the dirt bike.
However, if you prefer running or swimming more than cycling, then be my guest! These two exercises build up your lung capacity and heart rate which is equal to the cardio output a cyclist gets when cycling.
2. Yoga and stretching
One of the mistakes beginners make is opening the throttle immediately they turn on the engine. Pros never ride their dirt bikes vigorously before stretching up or having a proper warm-up routine. To make this easy, many have take up yoga or stretching as part of their fitness regiments.
Yoga incorporates stretching and teaches them how to focus. The fact that all athletes spend some time stretching every day means it is very important. Stretching helps muscles flex better, get them ready to work and prevents injury.
3. Weight Training
Enroll into a gym or have one at home. A good rider understands he/she is expected to work for and not against their bike. They therefore work to build muscles to make things easier for them. The more muscles one has, the more strength you have and the easier it will be to leverage your bike around the trails or track.
However, it is very important to understand that you don’t need to build much of muscle strength. Therefore, don’t concentrate so much on the curls. If you follow the right procedure while cycling, all the power and strength comes from your lower back muscles and abdominal and legs.
No matter how much time you spend in other different types of exercises, you’ll never reach your goal without practice. There are very many things and skills that will only be learnt and developed while you’re on the seat.
According to main trainers, if you don’t have time to get involved in many exercises, then do one thing. That is riding your bike! Have friendly races with your friends, practice full Motors, develop different techniques and so forth. Riding is the most important and the king of your dirt bike fitness puzzle.
5. Take A Good Rest
Learn to listen to your body. No matter how much you want to be the best rider in town, your body needs a breather once in a while. If you don’t get enough time to rest, you will never get anywhere. This is because, most of your time will be spent fighting fatigue and you might even become a victim of injuries and accidents.
The secret of becoming a great rider is not only in working hard but also knowing yourself. Never try to ride at the rate your friend or neighbor is riding at. Start small and appreciate every level you excel in. before you know it, you will be the talk of the town as far as dirt bike riding is concerned!