The Importance of Hydration

The Importance of Hydration. by David Segal CPFT., ACE., AFAA., PFIT Drinking plenty of fluids is critical to maintaining a high level of performance, whether you are on a motor bike, bicycle or just running. For short duration exercise (an hour or less) fluid replacement with water is adequate. For longer periods you should consider an electrolyte replacement sports drink. Electrolyte drinks containing sodium and potassium salts replenish the body’s…

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Build Strength Twice as Quickly

Slow down your weightlifting reps and build strength twice as quickly. by David Segal CPFT., ACE., AFAA., PFIT It’s hard to believe that if you take 12 seconds to complete a repetition of an exercise (a squat for example) that you will gain twice as much strength in your legs and glutes than if you did fast reps. Approximately 20 years ago the University of Florida School of Medicine conducted…

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Simple Training Program

Dirt Bike riding is much more fun when you are fit… by David Segal CPFT., ACE., AFAA., PFIT This column places a lot of emphasis on being in good physical condition. As someone once said “fatigue makes cowards of us all”. Your off-road riding can be much more rewarding when your body is finely tuned to handle the extreme stresses of top-flight effort and performance. Beginning a regular weight training…

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Nutrition Advice for the Holidays

On average between November and January, Americans will gain 9lbs Nutrition Advice for the Holidays by David Segal CPFT., ACE., AFAA., PFIT Will you be one of the average Americans who, between this month and January, will gain 9lbs? Statistics show that in this festive period whether its Thanksgiving, Hanukah, or Christmas thousands of people will eat too much of the wrong foods and drink too much. Belts will be…

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Building Endurance

by David Segal CPFT., ACE., AFAA., PFIT. Endurance results from both physical and mental conditioning. Not only must you be strong in your muscular body, you must also train your mind to drive yourself beyond your limits. We see these traits in champion athletes who are able to excel at a level that ordinary people find difficult to comprehend. To do this these athletes have worked for hours repeatedly working…

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You Are What You Eat

by David Segal CPFT., ACE., AFAA., PFIT. You are what you eat Because we all ride, race or workout at different times, the following suggestions should be incorporated into your training regimen as you consider the time of day that you will perform. Training for riding calls for an understanding of the benefit that the proper foods can do for your energy levels and body strength. If you live on…

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Eating Sensibly

What you need to understand about food labels. If you’re like most people who ride dirt bikes, you ride, do some sort of excersize in-between riding, and you try to eat sensibly. Yet you still can’t shake those last few pounds, the ones that hang over your kidney belt giving you “Dunlaps” Disease (when your belly dun-lap over your belt). If you want o stay lean and mean or want…

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