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Consume at least (.75-1 gallon+) with of water + Hydro Power to ensure you’re hydrated.)
8am -drink a glass or two of water
Mix a scoop of Hydro Power if it’s going to be a long day
You’re the most dehydrated when you wake up
8:15am- Meal 1 eat a solid meal with the blend of carbs, healthy fats, and protein.
Take 1 Multi-vitamin, D3, and fish oil.
Ideally eat this meal within 2-3 hours before your race. (Eat food that you’re used to)
Always Err on the side of being a little under full rather being too full.
Always drink water with your meals and eat whatever is easy to digest and that you’re used to!
Meal 1 for example:
Yogurt- Oikos triple zero
fruit-bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, etc.
Mix 1 scoop of Hydro Power and 16oz of water
Sip on it until your race. Drink more water if needed
11am Race/Moto 1
11:20am after the moto
Mix 1 scoop of Hydro Power and 16oz of water to get ready for the next moto
Meal #2 (if you don’t have enough time before your next moto, Hydro Power & Water works!)
Simple Sandwich like a Ham/cheese or a protein bar! +fruit or whatever normally works for you
Easy carbs like Hydro Power are your friend!
Stay away from high fat and greasy food! I know they’re tempting but will cause an upset stomach!
Don’t forget to hydrate! dehydration can cause you to lose focus and get bad arm pump /cramping
RACE DAY PRE RACE #2 (45MINS BEFORE)
Hydro Power/Snack (if needed)
RACE #2 - 20MINS
RACE DAY POST RACE #2 (IMMEDIATELY AFTER RACE)
Mix 1 scoop of Hydro Power and 16oz of water to get ready for the next moto
Half scoop of protein or bar
RACE #3 - 20MINS
RACE DAY POST RACE #3 (IMMEDIATELY AFTER RACE)
Mix 1 scoop of Hydro Power and 16oz of water replenish your electrolytes to prevent craping and refuel your muscles.
Don’t forget to reward yourself! Cheat meal if wanted!
PROTEIN - BEEF, PORK, CHICKEN, FISH
FIST OF COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES - SWEET POTATOES, POTATOES, BROWN RICE, QUINOA
Mastering the proper motocross technique is crucial for improving your performance on the track. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, there are always areas for improvement when it comes to your motocross technique. Here are some key techniques to focus on:
You may be surprised that the little things have a huge effect. Some of these tips include having your elbows up, gripping with your legs, looking ahead, standing on the balls of your feet, focusing on breathing, and relaxing your grip on the handlebars. Although these tips seem basic in nature, they can help get rid of motocross arm pump.
ELBOWS UP: Having your elbows up will give you increased control of the bike at all times. Which allows you to corner faster and helps you in high-speed situations where you may be susceptible to “headshake”.
GRIPPING WITH YOUR LEGS: Your legs are some of the biggest muscles in your body, which means they can put in much more work before they’re tired when compared to your upper body. Gripping with your legs, standing in rough areas of the track, and standing in kinked, rutted corners will allow you to minimize the energy required of your upper body. After all, energy is a finite resource, so save it for the parts of the body that can utilize it most effectively and give your arms - and shoulders - a break!
LOOKING AHEAD: You go where you look. If you focus on an obstacle in the track, a rock maybe, you are more likely to hit it. Same with ruts, if the rut has a squiggle coming out, and you look at it, it's likely it will mess you up. Just relax and don’t fight it. Being smooth is crucial. Most motocross riders have a problem looking ahead, even the pros. It’s not something you'll pick up magically, it takes a lot of time.
Put some little markers on the track on the exit of the corners and highlight the "main" motocross line. Motocross tracks are littered with rocks from people using this technique, each line has its own exit rock at the end. I look at the rocks and I find it helps because you have something to look AT that IS further ahead than your front wheel.
When you train yourself to be comfortable at looking a little further ahead it allows you to have more time to react to things and therefore go faster and you will go faster but it doesn’t seem like you are. Vision, depth perception and peripheral vision are all very important. These are things that improve with more and more riding. How fast the brain can process all this information and react to it is a talent that is at the top of the important list. So, open it up and see the entire track out in front of you.
STANDING ON THE BALLS OF YOUR FEET: There are two ways to place your feet on the foot pegs, either on the balls of the feet or on the arches. The most common way is on the arches. Just check the bottoms of your boots. Riding on the balls of your feet takes a lot of practice. But when a rider does become comfortable with this technique there are three benefits to it. You have more body travel through rough terrain. You won't hit the shifter or rear brake by accident. You won't get your feet ripped off the foot pegs from your toe hitting the dirt. The only time you want to be on the arches of your feet is when you’re going to land hard from a jump or case a jump, just so you don’t sprain your ankles.
BREATHE: We all tend to hold our breath when navigating a tricky section of the motocross track. Always telling yourself to breathe can be a huge help in delivering fresh oxygen to those muscles you’re working so hard. Have your mechanic or friend put on the pit board “breathe” so you can have a visual reminder while riding. If you don’t have a pit board, you can get some duct tape and write “Breathe” for a friendly reminder. Motocross Riding is hard enough let alone when you’re starving yourself of oxygen. Get a section on the track where you can let loose and always remember to breathe.
LOOSEN YOUR GRIP: Although this sounds simple, it’s extremely difficult. I try to make a mental note to relax my grip on almost every part of the track including whoops, jumps, rutted corners, choppy corners, and straight aways. You’d be surprised how tight you may be gripping the bars at times, but similar to breathing, having key areas of the track where you make a mental note and work on your grip will be very helpful over the course of your race or practice session.
By focusing on these key motocross techniques, you can improve your performance and take your riding to the next level. Practice makes perfect, so make sure to spend time on the track working on these techniques to fully master them.
It takes practice - with practice comes instinct and reflex - it just becomes part of your motocross riding. You’re over the biggest hurdle, you've identified something you need to improve. Now you need to make a conscious effort to make it part of riding. Before you know it, it will be something you do instinctively. There's no magic switch, you need confidence to know that once you've identified what you need to do, you will do it, then you'll quit focusing on what you’re doing NOW and be working on what you need to do NEXT, then before you know it, you'll be setting up for the next thing while you are executing your current task. We’re here to help you achieve your riding and fitness goals.
Hydro Power is the all-in-one drink mix that helps you ride longer and faster with confidence. Formulated with carbs, electrolytes, and vitamins to keep you hydrated and energized, while also helping to eliminate arm pump. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! Get yours here