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I was wondering about how long you guy's ride before you get bad arm pump? I can go a hour, was wondering if that is good or not. By the way, it's motocross riding too, hard/fast track time.

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i only get it at the beginning for about 30 min-45min then it goes away

i just posted asking for a cure ,Im glad im not the only one

i saw somwhere in a ad for drugs that put oxygen to your arms and gets rid of arm pump put cant remember where i saw it

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Usually my first two 15 min sessions of the day I get it, then I'm fine for the rest of the day. It's just that in the morning I'm a little tense and the muscles aren't stretched out good yet.

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Usually my first two 15 min sessions of the day I get it, then I'm fine for the rest of the day. It's just that in the morning I'm a little tense and the muscles aren't stretched out good yet.

I admit i'm the same as the above partly because i dont strech as much as i should. If your doing 1 hour and not getting anything means you are not riding hard enough, the terain is flat, your superman.

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better pull out them bananas and grip more with them knees and lossen ur grip lol i just sumed up most of the facts aboout tt about arm pump so use it theres only like 50 pages about it :thumbsup:

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I get arm pump on the first laps, but nothing serious..I usually just cruise around for a couple laps to get warm and comfy...then I'm warmed up, can stretch better and with a nice knee-grippin' on the bike I can go for several laps at a time without loosing feeling of my hands haha :thumbsup:

eldus

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well i usual drink a lot of water befor i go out so that i dont get arm pump hella fast but usually i can go 30 or 40 mins so yea an hour is pretty good depending on wheather u ride trails or track

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Make sure you remember to breathe when riding.. It sounds stupid, but I caught myself not breathing deeply enough and that alone caused my arms

to hurt and my stamina also suffered.

When I think to breathe right, I can ride longer and harder with out hurting!

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Forearm pump or not comes from the degree of rding shape you are in, how you hold on, squeeze too tight with a death grip too often and off course your arms will ache. Also, the heavier you are the more muscle you must use to hang on versus a lighter rider and this is a factor as well. I remember from my racing days a competitor of mine , whenever he went to a sand track due to the fact these tracks get very rough would always have forearm pump problems and I never did due to the fact I always made certain to practice like the conditions in which I raced. If you get stronger this will definitely help as you will use less of your muscle effort for a certain degree of submaximal effort.

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i live on a farm so i work alot. i guess it kinda helps because i really dont get too much arm pump. and i hear working out/ working and gaining muscle helps. maybe its my posture idk, too bad i have a broken shoulder now....

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i live on a farm so i work alot. i guess it kinda helps because i really dont get too much arm pump. and i hear working out/ working and gaining muscle helps. maybe its my posture idk, too bad i have a broken shoulder now....

You work on the farm shoveling grain? I also live on a farm and that shure whips a guy in to shape fast.

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one thing i usually concentrate on is loosening my grip on the bars in the air so the muscles relax a bit. another thing i do a lot of is using my legs and pinching the bike a lot (just ask my airbox decals) that makes it so you arent as reliant on your upper body to keep the bike controlled. I came from a bmx racing background, so my legs are much stronger than my arms.

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What the hell is arm pump? You'll have to excuse my ignorance...I'm just a noob and don't know all the terminology :thumbsup:

its when your forearms get pumped to the point where u can't or almost can't use them. u will know once you ride a track if u get it or not. some people dont. i get it in 5 min on a track if I'm going 100% but if i go like 85-90% then I can last a while. In the desert I don't know if I would ever get arm pump. I just rode for 2 hours straight in the desert and nothing. Destrys track is real hard though. I bet if I did that for a full lap I would get it.

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I get forearm pump pretty bad my first moto of the day. After the first moto & a break I don't get it the rest of the day usually.

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Yeah, I guess I never got that! I have never ridden track though. I only have about 20 hours of riding under my belt but my last ride was about 4 straight hours of trails. My arms were tired but not to the point where I couldn't (or almost couldn't) use them. I do a lot of stretching before my rides. That helps!

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