Lower Body Conditioning
As the offseason winds to a close and the feeling of spring is in the air, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your conditioning and strength are at maximum potential. Use this time wisely, because before you know it, you’ll be at the starting line of your first 2015 race.
We all know that knee injuries are extremely common in motocross. One of the only ways to minimize the risk of a traumatic knee injury from happening is to strengthen the muscles that support the tendons and ligaments of the knee. When the muscles around the knee are strong and stable, they act as a protective barrier against rotational forces.
Lily Feldman, a certified strength and conditioning specialist with UPMC Sports Medicine, demonstrates 5 easy but effective workouts that will help keep your lower body strong and hopefully free from injury.
To learn more about how you can strengthen your lower body and help prevent injury, check out the UPMC Sports Performance Program. If you’d like to schedule an appointment or evaluation with Lily or one of our sports performance specialists, call 412-432-3871.
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