If you're serious about becoming a motocross racer, you need to put in the hard work and dedicate yourself to a training regime. While some people are born with natural talent, there's no substitute for hours of practice on the track.
Aldon Baker is one of the most successful motocross trainers in the world, having worked with riders like Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto and Trey Canard. His philosophy is all about quality over quantity - he doesn't believe in marathon training sessions, but instead focuses on short, intense sessions that are specific to motocross.
Here are some of Baker's tips for motocross training:
- Set up a mini motocross track in your backyard or at a local park. This will help you to practice your cornering and jump technique without having to travel to a full-sized track.
- Use Supercross videos to analyze your riding technique and compare it to the best riders in the world. This will help you to identify areas that you need to work on.
- Get a coach. A good coach will be able to help you to improve your technique and also give you the motivation to keep training.
- Practice, practice, practice. The more time you spend on the bike, the better you will become. Make sure to vary your training so that you don't get bored and keep your motivation high.