Suzie Says...Train Those Knees!
Updated: Jun 29, 2020
Disclaimer: This article is intended to be for educational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or replace professional assessment. Please seek a professional assessment before undertaking a new exercise program especially if you have any medical conditions, any previous or current injuries or other health / physical concerns. If you undertake any of the exercises within this article you do so at your own risk.
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For this edition of 'Suzie Says...' I have asked fellow enduro rider Ben Doran (in association with champion powerlifter Lewis Salter) for their input and to give a different perspective, more suitable for the 'gym-goers' out there. See the bottom of the page for Lewis' many credentials!
Here's what Ben had to say:
With off road riding whether it be short sprints, motocross motos, enduro or long distance riding, your main focus is minimising your chance of injury by increasing strength and prolonging performance at your desired discipline on your desired bike and this will in turn, aid in your ability, comfort while riding and afterwards in your recovery periods, and thus increasing the longevity you will have as a rider.
Your training all depends on your level of riding as well as the time you have in your schedule to exercise. This section of advice is based around the assumption that we all have to go to work and have other commitments and is it’s very basic form meaning you’ll be in and out your gym in around an hour.