sore arms

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Hi, i was wondering if anyone can help me out here. In the weekend i did 3 motos, without crashing all day which was a frist for a whiles, but the thing was my forearms were SO sore i could barley hold on, i mean i was fine, i felt like i could have ridden hard( i wasnt riding as fast as i can for reasons), yeah ridden hard and for longer if it wasnt for my arms being so sore, so if anyone has any ways to stop this thanks.
 
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Kiwi,

Increase the strength of your forearms (wrist curls, light weight, lots of reps)
Don't hang on so tight
Increase your cardio fitness (to better oxygenate your muscles)
Carb up the day before a race
Drink plenty of water
Ride, ride, ride

vetwfo'er
 
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I got sore when I didn't work out. Now I do alot of pushups, it helps very much, and I don't get sore after long rides.
 
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Tight Grip

Use your legs to grip more. Thats my mistake my first race - I was using my forearms to hold on to the bike on landings. My second moto I tried using my legs more and my arm pain went away.
 

smb_racing

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has anyone tried a potassium supplement to prevent muscle fatigue?
 
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Massage

I'm suprised no one has mentioned massage. I truely believe that arm pump can be greatly reduced or eliminated completely.Your entire body will greatly benefit from a massage. If you generally are sore for several days after a hard ride, make an appt to see an LMP (liscensed massage practicioner) a few hours after your ride, or the next day. You'd be suprised how much faster you recover.:cool:

Jeremy
 

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Originally posted by Truespode
I bought a think called a Dyna-flex powerball on the recommendation of a friend. In one week I have noticed an improvement.
Truespode,
Where did you purchase the Dyn-flex powerball at? Sounds like a good investment!
 

Thumper-meister

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Hey TrueSpode -
I got one of those Dynaballs at Copelands Sporting Goods. I have not been able to figure out how to use it though, what is the trick to keeping the ball spinning? The instructions on the package just don't do the trick for me.
 
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Be sure to get in dairy products day before and day of ride or some type of calcium supplements. Lack of calcium will be the first thing to cause muscle cramps. Thats my opinion anyway if the soremess you are taling of is cramps and not just pump and lactic acid burn. If it a pump and burn you are feeling only one way to fix it ride more and hit the weights:D
 
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I've used both the ball and Patassium. Still get pump if not conciously holding on with my legs!
 

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I thought I was in good shape and couldn't figure out why I got so tired racing MX. I revalved my suspension and installed the correct springs and voila, I feel fresh after motos. My suspension was pounding my body especially my arms.

If you are in good shape and doing the correct endurance training, it might be bad suspension tiring you out.
 
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I friend of mine had one of those dynaballs and I haven't been able to find one in dallas. They are great, but it can be tricky to get the techniuqe to keep it spinning. It takes some practice.

Does anybody know of another store that sells them besides copelands?