To work efficiently with your machine you have to be aware of every tiny movement that your body makes. It is vital in these sports disciplines, to fully develop your athletic agility and motor skills, as well as keeping power and endurance rates at a sufficiently high level, without over-using your energy resources.
As well as using the classic approach, new techniques need to be learned and applied. According to the recent academic studies about the human muscular system made by the Russian specialist in biochemistry and biomechanics, Seluyanov V.N., a combination of various techniques needs to be applied, in order to improve the speed of twitch muscle fibers, and to increase the amount of energy cells in them.
Seluyanov analysed methods of controlling all biochemical processes in an athlete's body, in the most efficient way. Knowledge accumulated over the years by the best scientists, and the most recent research made by leading professionals in this field, are fundamental in helping us to ensure the correct development of an athlete.
A specialized program should take into account all the features of this particular sport, and be based on a very accurate biomechanical and kinetic analysis of a rider. A well-organized training process will really improve the rider's neuromotor skills, endurance level, help them get a better feel for the machine, and inevitably get better control of it. Each of the elements of this sport are essential components, and their individual development is necessary, before training can be expected to give the desired results.
Until now, training programs that are normally offered by the fitness industry, are just not working sufficiently for our sport, and in actual fact, they can be even harmful, as they rarely take into consideration all of the features of our particular disciplines. They are mostly designed for non-specific purposes, and the results they give are not entirely adequate, to truly achieve excellence in a rider's performance.
In motor sports, it is vital to maximise the potential of the kinetic links in an athlete's body, to avoid stiffness and over-use of muscle fibre, which are very common in the fitness industry. Traumatic incidents are very frequent in this sport, and every injury is a step back, both physically and psychologically. The primary responsibility of a coach, is to prepare an athlete's body to be as resistant as possible to the harm, which riding can bring.
Construction of the training program is based on a concept of alternating techniques and methods, in order to orchestrate and improve the maximum possible quantity of muscle fibers, which are activated during the training process, as well as developing kinetic chains, and all-round agility. At the same time, we need to keep the level of usable fibers high, during the whole racing season, avoiding oxidation and destruction of the fibers.
Mostly using the beneficial techniques employing your own bodyweight, borrowed from such sports as gymnastics, athletics, Capoeira, and even breakdance, an athlete can reach a very high level of performance, in the most proficient manner. This objective can be achieved perfectly, by combining dynamic and static work, for both lower and upper parts of the body, with specific time intervals.
Neuro-muscular connection and inter-muscular coordination development, is another vital and necessary component, to be considered primary in the process, as well as synchronising of all the kinetic chains of the body. The ability to execute multiple movements of the extremities simultaneously, is a crucial skill in motorcycle racing. In order to develop those qualities, the entire program is designed around repetition of functional complex movements.
Development of small-neuromotor skills, is another part that should be taken into account. It is a significant component that allows a rider to have more control over the motorbike. Whereas, wit over-use of weight training, a high percentage of those difficult-to-acquire abilities, can be lost. Balance goes shoulder to shoulder with a body control, and vice versa. They lead inevitably, to a higher level of body awareness.
Strength conditioning in road racing is not an easy thing for the coach to quantify. Using too many weighted exercises, can cause premature wear of the joints and also can make a rider loose flexibility, which is undesirable for our goals. In order to build a solid strength-base for the first stages of preseason training, it is okay to use weighted exercises, but in order to maintain the amount of mitochondrial cells in your muscles, the amount of weight and timeframes for exercise performance, should be carefully calculated, according to the physical parameters of each individual athlete. Endurance and speed, as mentioned above, are obviously another very important part of a rider's training.
It makes perfect sense to borrow some of techniques that are used by sprinters, for this part of training. In addition to sprinting, using circuit-training with strict time intervals, and including complicated combined exercises, will benefit the development of a rider's stamina and speed. Anna cannot stress strongly enough, the importance of deep-stretching and proper warm-up before and after each session, as well as adequate recovery tools on rest-days, such as massage and sauna. Additionally, a proper nutrition plan, is fundamental to attaining your goals.
BIOGRAPHY - ANNA ALEKSANDROVNA
From very young age, Anna Aleksandrovna has always been involved in sports. Raised in Russia, her childhood was infused with tough Russian physical education methods, that sometimes might be considered excessive, but nonetheless, are obviously succesful in building a great physical ability-base in the human body, and developing a very solid, competitive character.
Anna Aleksandrovna has competed in athletics for many years, both in 60-meter and 100-meter track and field races, and later on, a lot of volleyball. She then began to practice a lot of different kinds of sports and disciplines, such as Thai boxing, acrobatics, gymnastics, bodybuilding, and more. Human body construction and movement has always aroused her interest, and as a result of this, she began to study anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, and the fundamentals of athletic training programs.
Her first teaching experience, was in the Moscow Stunt School "Master”, created in 1993 by the famous stuntman, Igor Panin. Here, Anna worked as a stunt instructor for two years, fascinated by this amazing profession. She took the Instructor's course of Special Physical Stunt Preparation, after which, Anna began training people at the same organisation.
After some time, she moved to Asia, where she immersed herself in Functional Patterns Studies, and also began working as a trainer for bodybuilding competitors. At the same time, Anna took to surfing and motocross, which she completely fell in love with.
However, the crucial moment in her decision process, about what to dedicate herself to, was made at the MotoGP race in Sepang, Malaysia in 2012. She had been following the championship for a while, as she has always been obsessed with motorbikes, but had never had a chance to see it live. From that day, it was absolutely clear to Anna, that all she wanted was to be involved in this sport, and to bring meaningful changes to it. After 2 weeks, she moved to Almeria, Spain, close to the famous training circuit, where she also started road racing, herself.
After studying every feature of this sport, and experiencing it herself, she has developed a training program that can really help riders of different levels, to improve their performance on the motorbike. Anna noticed that most riders neglect proper additional physical preparation, and she believes, that it is both underestimated and extremely necessary, for success of the rider, and their team.
Contact Anna for more information about how you can improve your riding and racing, or prepare and equip your racing team to win, og get yourself in top physical condition, for your next Round The World trip!