Most people tend to underestimate Moto-sports. They think
that a biker doesn't have to be as fit and strong as a football or a basketball
player for example. That, of course, is a huge, but a very common
misconception. Motorcyclists have to be in top shape in order to control and
handle those mean machines at high speeds. Naturally, this means that a biker's
stamina, endurance, and strength are absolutely crucial for a better and safer performance.
So, if you want to become a fitter rider and meet local bikers, make sure to check
out these 5 awesome exercise tips.
On Your Cardio And Stamina
You might think that this is a completely irrelevant aspect
of riding a motorcycle, but once you meet
local bikers, you will realize just how important this part really is.
Even though you're sitting for the most part of your ride, you have to be fit
and in shape in order to control your bike. This fight requires a lot of
strength and endurance. So, if you want to be able to ride your powerful
machine, make sure to work on your cardio.
Since we're talking about being in control, it's safe to say
that your legs play a crucial role in that. Biker men are known for
having astonishingly strong legs and that's not a fluke. The strength in their
legs allows them to absorb road bumps and control the bike at high speeds.
Therefore, you need to include the following two exercises in your daily
routine - dumbbell lunges and back squats.
On Your Core
A strong core is absolutely essential for a high-quality
riding performance. You can have great stamina and cardio, but if your entire
body is not tight and ready, you simply won't be able to enjoy a long ride! You
can increase your core strength by engaging in side planking, circle planking,
sliding pike drill, and side balance crunches. All of these simple exercises
will strengthen your core muscles which will enhance your overall riding
Your Upper Back, Arms, And Shoulders
We already mentioned how crucial legs are in this sport, but
we also have to emphasize the importance of the upper body, more precisely,
upper back, arms, and shoulders. These muscles areas have a rather important
role when it comes to controlling the front part of the bike. In order to
improve them, you need to lift weights, bench press, or use your own body
weight to do push-ups and pull-ups.
Your Stomach (Abdomen)
Best way to do this is by doing crunches or sit-ups. Simply
lie on your back and keep your knees bent with your feet on the floor. Then,
lift your head and upper part of your back until you feel your abs burning.
Don't put your hands behind your head because you'll feel the need to help
yourself by pushing your head upward. Instead, position your hands on each side
of your head. The Strong abdomen is just as important as strong back muscles,
especially when it comes to those long and tiresome
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