The culture of motocross has opened up to include physical fitness trainers; and this is evident by the popularity of trainers on the amateur and professional levels of motocross! Thanks in part to Ricky Carmichael and his incredible transformation to elite level fitness with his trainer Aldon Baker. As we all know motocross is a physically demanding sport and the advantage of being fit is easy to realize in your race results.
The training that we do at MX COACH is definitively motocross and/or Supercross specific. Since there are no books about specific motocross training like there are for many other sports like soccer, football etc. we had to create our own.
Our alliance with John Salemmes Elite Athletics World and our background in cycle racing, the study of athletics, physiology and motocross gives us a powerful motocross specific athletic training program that was developed while training a motocross world champion and a national Supercross champion. We employ many methods to accomplish the overall goals. Such as Periodization, Core Stability Training, Agility Training and Plyometrics to name a few. However, we also believe in a progressive program tailored to each individual racer. Therefore, as a new client you will most likely not be doing the same program and methods that my professional racers do that have been with me for years. It might seem exciting to do this and dazzle you with all this high tech advanced moves, but to start with the fundamentals and build up over time is always better especially when you are challenged in juggling all the aspects of your racing program.
The goal is that when the athlete reaches the competition phase all the skills synergistically provide a peak in performance. Then while in the competitive phase the program shifts to maintain performance through the long Supercross and motocross seasons. One of the benefits of periodization is you work on one skill at a time, which brings great focus and enthusiasm to your training. You also know what the whole year looks like in advance and plan it mentally and physically. Generally athletes get more excited as they move through each period as it becomes more intense and fun; and they can actually see the benefits stack upon each other. Of course the plan is made in pencil because opportunities and challenges will present themselves along the way. However, having a plan for 52 weeks is powerful in itself.
This story is a typical one where excitement and knowledge do not meet and Billy is left wondering if he has the genetics to be at the fitness level of his hero. The uneducated racer is one that trains hard every day!
At MX COACH we have a slogan No mid-line Training. What happens when you train as hard as you can every time, ultimately you end-up training in the mid-line i.e. not easy and not hard. This is where plateaus in fitness come from. The good news is when you are educated you will train with low intensity, but with a long duration. For instance an endurance building bike ride. Then you will train with high intensity, but with a short duration for things like anaerobic threshold training. This allows for your body to fully recover after working and taxing one system and then switching to another system to continue your training while the previously trained system rests.
Thats half the day! Test it out your self. We do at MX COACH and we have discovered that adequate sleep is a major missing from most programs. An athlete tears his or her body down during a training session and only sleep and proper nutrients will repair it stronger than it was. This is what is called fitness.
By training hard with a well thought out program and then miss valuable hours of sleep and nutrition, simply do not allow the body to recover and gain fitness. Athletes who do not have enough sleep are not as mentally alert and this can causes errors in judgment and avoidable crashes at the track. Athletes in this state are also more susceptible to catching a cold or a virus due to their perpetually run down state. Two major causes for being side lined during the racing season - injury and sickness.
Contact MX COACH today and discover what a custom motocross specific athletic training program can do for your racing success!
|John Salemmes Elite Athletics World has specific athletic training programs developed while training a Motocross World Champion and a National Supercross Champion. more>>|
|"We have created powerful and effective Motocross and Supercross specific training methods that we coach and educate you through."
|Ben Evans is about to get humbled at a local triathlon|
|Salemme prepares another victim for threshold training using "The Snorkel"!|
|Cross-training and creativity are key to keeping your training program challenging and fun.|
|Most injuries occur during the first or last fifteen minutes of practice; this patient racer warms up before hitting the Supercross track.|
|Practicing being unstoppable in snow, cold and dark translates into being unstoppable on the race track!|
|WMA pro Jacqueline Strong proves that generating a positive attitude does make a difference as she prepares for lap #2 on the agility course.|
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