“Braaaap” is the ever used slang terminology that goes around the dirt bike community … Its The sound a good old motorbike makes dirt biking has been a massive passion in my life for years now, I started riding moto at 17. My Boyfriend at the time raced motocross and I had always thought it looked amazing to try so I asked him to teach me, he replied no! I, of course, dumped him, bought my own bike and have never looked back. I spend 6 weeks a year in California riding as much moto as I possibly can! I would have to say jumps are my favorite part of riding my bike, it’s an unreal feeling of being in the air on a 200 pound plus machine. I also love seeing younger females getting involved in the sport and seeing the limits of “A gurl “riding a dirt bike can really do lol! I dig a chick that can play in the dirt and clean up nice for a date.
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Motocross is an off-road racing sport that is raced on a closed circuit track, there are multiple riders going around at a time and the first person to complete the required number of laps in the shortest period of time wins. Motocross tracks all vary in technicality and length. There are numerous obstacles including tabletop jumps and double jumps to clear on the track. If you have never actually watched a race I definitely recommend, especially in person if you can, you will appreciate how long and even how high some of the jumps send the riders.
Motocross riding is demanding on so many levels. Anyone who participates in the sport of motocross riding already knows, first hand, the physical and mental drain on the body. The sport is definitely a full body workout, meaning lean body mass, core strength, along with a strong positive frame of mind are all major necessities. You require the strength and stamina to maneuver a 200+ pound piece of machinery with precision around the track using every muscle from head to toe including ones you didn’t even know existed.
Before the mid 90’s motocross was a completely different scene, the pro level riders would definitely indulge in the party scene on there off days. As motocross progressed top level riders elevated the sport by incorporating fitness programs into their routines. Today most, if not all top racers have a full-fledged fitness program involving top trainers and meal plans to keep on them on the straight and narrow. This has now made the sport much more technical and challenging to be a full-time racer but also has dramatically improved the bike skills and speeds we see today.
Ken Roczen, Chad Reed, and Justin Brayton are just a few of the big names in the sport of Supercross (indoor motocross). The series runs a total of 16 races across the country from the beginning of January to mid may. Every Saturday night 40 top riders battle it out for 16 races to try and get the coveted title of the supercross champion. Each race stadium is typically packed with over 40 thousand fans that come to watch the excitement.
To me watching a pro on the track flying by at 40 MPH and 20+ feet in the air is like watching Arnold Schwarzenegger lift big in the gym. It’s incredibly impressive!
So thanks to my old ex-boyfriend for introducing me to the greatest action ports of all time.
Heidi Cannon’s Workout
Here’s a go-to burner for you to try!
5 rounds with 15 seconds rest in-between
20 box jumps
20 kettlebell swings
5 rounds with 20 seconds rest in-between
10 One arm kettlebell chest press
(on swiss ball)
20 Jackknives (On swiss ball)
10 walking lunges with weight
Combining these two will give you a sample of a short and long interval training, the type of interval, maximum exertion training with constantly varying movements will build your strength endurance, metabolic conditioning, balance, and agility.