Motocross Training Plans

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Motocross Training Plans

Hi again!

Let me start off by asking you a question about your current motocross training. Do you have a good training plan for MX set up?

What I mean by this is... Do you have a meal plan, fitness routine & riding schedule all laid out for you so you can just focus on your training? Do you have someone to help keep you accountable to your goals? Do you have the resources you need to achieve what you have planned?

Let me take you back to when I was a younger dirt bike and had no training plans in place to set me up for success.

After Andy brought me home from the dealership, we didn't have anything planned. Most days we would just joy ride, maybe hit some trails at the farm, but there was no real plan in place for us to start racing. Don't get me wrong, it was GREAT! But let's just say I had no expectations about what a race day would be like!

I'm sure, by now, you're well aware that my first race was a big surprise! Andy just said we were going racing one day. It was a very exciting day, but I didn't know what was going to happen. I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't know when the races started or finished or even how long they were!

My point is, it would have been really nice to have a plan in place before I went racing!

Now, I'm not saying that you have to have a training plan to race a dirt bike, I definitely didn't have a plan for a long time, even after I started racing a lot. I'm just saying that you may benefit from having one.

Ok enough ranting, back to my story...

Like I said, I didn't learn about setting up a plan for racing until a while after I started. But after I did set up a plan, my racing started improving. I was taking seconds off my lap time each and every lap! I was able to ride longer and faster without getting as fatigued. Everything about my riding was improving, it was amazing!

So how do you implement a plan, you might ask? Well, that's the tricky part, because not everybody is the same. You're going to have to figure out what works best for you. BUT I can help you figure out what elements of your plan you might include.

Ok, let's get started...

Nutrition

Nutrition is important for everybody. No matter the age, height, gender, etc. Everyone can benefit from having a good nutrition plan and actually using it.

Again, I can't exactly tell you what to eat because everybody is different, but I will say that trial and error will be your friend. I will write more about nutrition in another post soon. For me, it's 100% high octane fuel! 😉

Exercise

Another important aspect of your racing will be your exercise routine. Do you run, bike, swim, HIIT, etc. for your cardio? Do you lift weights or use bodyweight training as part of your routine?

For lifting weights, do you go to the gym or do you have your own gym? For cardio, do you need equipment or is running sufficient for your level of riding? For me, I like being able to work out at home and not have to travel. So, I built a home gym that worked for me. You have to decide what works for you and make that happen!

The choice is yours, but find a good routine and make sure you stay consistent with it. I will write more about exercise in another post soon as well.

Ride Your Dirt Bike

This one is a no-brainer. The more you're on your motorcycle the better you're going to get. But you want to be careful here. You don't just want to put laps in every day. Some days you may want to do specialized training, other days you may want to form riding, others you might want to go for speed. Every day should not be the same thing... (See Fun on The Farm for more details on switching things up)

Another thing you should consider, if you plan on taking your racing to the next level is finding a good coach for on the bike training. Aj Catanzaro has a Moto X Academy that is really good if you're looking for a place to start.


Final Note

I hope this has given you a little insight as to what you should try to include into your motocross training plan.

If you're up for it, I'd like to challenge you to create your own plan this week! (This can be just a simple starter plan that you can expand on. It doesn't have to be anything set in stone.) Once you're finished, the next step is to actually start implementing it.

If you get stuck and need help with creating your plan, feel free to email me (Kyle) at newsletter@buddymx.com anytime. I'll be happy to give you a little guidance

Have fun planning!
Buddy


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