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Gary Semics

Dec 21 at 04:50 PM

Hi Dave, I’m not a big fan of rowing machines. They’re good to use a little bit, but they only work the pulling muscles and none of the pushing muscles, a little bit for your legs, but not much at all. Some riders, including McGrath would not use them because they caused arm pump for them. But I do have some videos about using  bike trainers. And a lot of cardio and strength vids for motocross, of course. You can find them all in this supplement training category.

https://www.semicsmotocrossvideos.com/categories/motocross-supplement-training-videos

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Dec 12 at 10:06 AM

Hi Rogelio, Sorry for the late reply. The grip sheets actually ware off after a while but works longer and gives more holding on grip. Here's a link for where I bought mine. 

https://www.motosport.com/search?textsearch=factory%20effex%20grip%20tape%20sheet&tracksearch=1

Commented on Stark Varg /Electric

Oct 16 at 04:36 PM

I do not have any experience on the e-bikes. I think it will be a long time before they become popular, if they ever do.

Replied on Sprained wrist

Sep 29 at 09:34 AM

Oh and I'm glad that you like the Groundedness book! 

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Commented on Sprained wrist

Sep 29 at 09:29 AM

Hi Thomas, Wrist sprains are common and I've had plenty of sprained wrist and ankles. Sports tape works very well. I would Google how to do it. There have been many times that I wouldn't have been able to race without taping first. Other then that time will heal it. 

Hi Roger, Yes, I have had riders in my schools with the same types of problems when it comes to putting the techniques together. It's good that you are practicing the stationary drills! I have found that separating each part of the techniques down into one technique at a time works best. For example, to master the 3 step braking techniques into a corner. You would practice the first part of these complex techniques. This means while going down a straight-a-way stand up and apply the rear brake, while keeping your weight back. Do so until you come to a near stop. In the beginning pull the clutch in, and lock up the rear brake. Once you get better at it, you can leave the clutch out and control the rear brake so you don't kill the engine. Don't even use a corner in the beginning.  The next technique would be the same, but sitting the entire time. Then the same, but at the end of braking, release the rear brake and put your foot back on the peg as you get on the throttle.

Sep 27 at 08:26 AM

Hi Thomas, that's a good question. However, that would not help the situation. As a matter of fact it would make it worst. By sitting more forward it would put more weight on the front tire and therefore less weight on the rear. The main issue was entering too fast, leaning too far and using too much rear brake. 

I like these types of questions and am happy to answer them. 

Gary

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Sep 26 at 10:44 AM

Hi Thomas, that's a good question. However, that would not help the situation. As a matter of fact it would make it worst. By sitting more forward it would put more weight on the front tire and therefore less weight on the rear. The main issue was entering too fast, leaning too far and using too much rear brake. 

I like these types of questions and am happy to answer them. 

Gary

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Aug 21 at 11:17 AM

Hi Josh, sorry for the late reply. This is a common problem for many riders. The main reason this happens is failing to lean the bike over more at the point you're referring to. This is because you will be gaining more speed. Make sure you have your inside foot and leg up high, so you can lean the bike more. By this time you should be able to keep the bike from falling to the inside with more throttle. Let me know how this works for you or not? 

Jul 10 at 05:09 PM

Jeff Smith I’m glad it helped Jeff. Yes you want to keep your knees against the bike but light enough for them to row, also. 

As for the bike not keeping straight, this is corrected with upper body movement from side to side. A good example is The Daytona SX video that was posted on May 23. It’s in the Other Motocross Videos category. Watch the pros going through the sand rollers, shot from a front, side view. This is about 3/4 in the video.