How Do You Prevent Common Freestyle Motocross Injuries?
Motocross is a sport that athletes take very seriously. These athletes are frequently doing extreme tricks and stunts that would make anyone gasp, and consequently they suffer some serious injuries, most notably to their knees, shoulders and wrists. These are the areas of the body that take the most pressure and work the most. Preventing injuries to these areas requires proper stretching and more importantly, proper diet and exercise. Stretch out the muscles of the back, shoulders, wrists and knees prior to doing any stunts or tricks. While this seems like an easy thing to remember, many injuries occur because the athletes neglect to stretch first. A great way to do this is to shake out your entire body starting with your legs and working up to your head. Then you can do a few squats and rotate your wrists and shoulders. This helps your body get warmed up for the activity you’re about to do. Utilize proper exercise and training during the off season. Even if you hate the gym, you shoul