This will become the start of our master list of areas we would like to improve in order to become faster and smarter riders.
Most of us don’t get the most out of our motocross practice sessions.
Motocross racing is one of the most demanding sports on the planet!
In order to perform at your best at your next motocross race, you had better put in some smart practice sessions during the week.
This article shares a master list of areas you can consider placing your focus, energy, and attention on to become a safer, faster rider!
- Speed of applying brakes.
- Speed of getting off brakes.
- Time to transition from brake to throttle.
- Reaction times to gate drops.
- Straightness of bike after launching out of the gate.
- Time or distance from the gate until at full throttle.
- Speed of shifting under acceleration.
- Looking ahead.
- Toe placement.
- Rotating hips under acceleration.
- Pushing on outside peg on turns.
- Use of front brake on ruts to keep the front tire planted.
- Breathing on jumps to relax.
- Stop thinking when your helmet goes on!
- Workout plan based on our sport / Exercise muscles that are more active on the bike.
- Exercises to improve reflexes.
- Breathing techniques while exercising.
- Hydration plan.
- Exercises to improve our focus.
- Being aware of our nutrition
- Stretching and mobility to prevent injuries
- Practice imagination mixed with feelings
- Looking ahead
- Smooth throttle
- Proper technique
- Keeping weight on the outside foot peg
- Don’t let ruts scare you, what’s the worst that could happen if you fall over?
- Always keep a finger on the clutch and brake at all times.
- Break down proper technique and get very specific.
- Feet/toes pointed in.
- Squeezing the bike.
- Have elbows up.
- Stand on the ball of your feet.
- Riding with no clutch to learn how to keep the momentum up and throttle control.
- Riding with no rear brake to help keep the momentum up.
- Time transition from breaking formation to sitting formation.
- Effective and dynamic warmup before each riding session.
A special thanks to those who helped create this list and asked it be shared outside of our private coaching group.
Fermin Ciccimarra, Panayiotis Pavlou, and Jack Shawley.