Friday, March 11, 2011

Staying in shape key for motocross riders


By John Marshall, AP Sports Writer

Kick start the bike, twist the throttle, lean and lift. That's it. Actually, it's not.
Motocross and its indoor cousin Supercross are far more demanding than most people outside the sport can possibly imagine.
How difficult?

"If anyone goes to a track and runs as hard as they can for 20 minutes, that's what it's like," says Aldon Baker, a certified trainer who specializes in working with motorcycle athletes.
That leads to another misnomer: Motocross riders simply put down their beer and cigarettes, jump on the bike and ride... Read more


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