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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:28 pm 
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every time i practise hard my fingers begin to hurt alot after about 10 laps, and then its hard for me to practise anymore that day. how do i improve my finger stregnth/endurance :?:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:24 pm 
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Let's get a little more information before we start to offer a solution. Tell us a little about your training and riding schedule throughout the week, what level rider are you, and do you warm up and stretch before riding?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:32 pm 
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i am 16 5.7" and 160 pounds i am in schoolboy and i ride every day except monday and tuesday i live in canada so i cant ride in the winter and i am told i am a conservative rider but i try to be as agressive as i can and i stretch if i remember


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 Post subject: Re: fingers
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 12:29 am 
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Ok, first thing you need to do is understand the importance of a warm up and stretch. Please refer to this article (http://www.racerxvt.com/virtual_trainer ... seiji.html ). Next, you say that your fingers hurt when you "practice hard." Usually when you ride harder than you are capable your riding style (including your grip) changes. Most of the time for the worse. Maintaining a death grip on the bars usually maifests itself in the form of arm pump but in your case it may be the cause of your finger pain. If the pain does not exist when you "ride normally" then I would say that you are simply gripping too tight.

You can also check out this post (viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57 ).

Thanks and hope this helps!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:39 pm 
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i find when i dont grip that tight the bike tends to get away from me. and ill try the stretching thing. also usually when i practice i practice technique but sometimes i practise like i would if my life depended on wining a 1 lap race with RC. that is "practicing hard" and what should i do the day before the big race?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:22 pm 
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Check out this article on what to do the week before and the day of a race.
http://www.racerxvt.com/virtual_trainer ... seiji.html

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