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Arm Pump

Discussion in 'Riding Tips' started by stangbro01, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. stangbro01

    stangbro01 PR Addict

    Location:
    Massillon, Ohio
    I've been away from riding for a few years now and I dont have alot of time to ride to stay in shape. it sucks going to a track and doing 3 laps and my arms feel like jello the rest of the night. is there anything that will help me get a few extra laps before getting arm pump? besides the normal stuff like bananas or asprin?
     
  2. YZ125

    YZ125 PR Addict

    Location:
    Greenwich
    Racing Number:
    19
    For me, it is all about comfort level, being back or even at a new track always causes me arm pump. Breathe, relax, and try riding at 80% rather than 100% till your comfort level increases. I often suffer arm pump my first session, but it seems I can ride 30 minute sessions plus once I am comfy with the track. BTW...Welcome back!!!
     
  3. mx049

    mx049 PR Elite

    Location:
    Brunswick, Ohio
    I never had arm pump (must be too slow) but always heard you should run & do squats as strong legs
    let the arms take it easy.
     
  4. KTM5555

    KTM5555 PR Addict

    Location:
    Fort Polk
    I use to get horrible arm pump and then i asked vinnie what to do an he said hold on to the bike with your finger tips and loosen up your grip.

    it helped.
     
  5. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    Usually i pump up real bad in the first two outs when i get to a track. After that I loosen up fairly tolerably for the remainder of the day.

    The only thing that i find helps me out Is to stretch the forearm real well, grip the bike with your legs especially when you get on the pipe. Loosen grip in air and take a deep breathe in.
     
  6. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01
    Personally I think arm pump is 80% mental. As those above said its comfort level. If you have the death grip on the bike nothing is going to prevent arm pump. Relax and remember you arent supposed to hold on to the bike with your hands, only rest them on the bars.
     
  7. stangbro01

    stangbro01 PR Addict

    Location:
    Massillon, Ohio
    thanks guys, yes i need to keep that in my head to not ride 100% i just hate riding slow haha
     
  8. #23_Racing

    #23_Racing PR Addict

    Paint your finger nails it reduces arm pump lol.
     
  9. TwentyThreeMX

    TwentyThreeMX PR Founding Father

    Location:
    chesterland, oh
    no you need to ride 110% so when you ride 100 you dont pump up. the only real thing to help arm pump is riding. other things "help" but without seat time itll get ya.
     
  10. stangbro01

    stangbro01 PR Addict

    Location:
    Massillon, Ohio
    haha i like your style! but ya i wish i had more time to ride but i dont so i have to make the best of what i have.
     
  11. TwentyThreeMX

    TwentyThreeMX PR Founding Father

    Location:
    chesterland, oh
    with ya on that one. sucks.
     

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