All the proper upper body mx movements over the bike begin with how you grip the bars. Hand positioning is critical. There are two main hand positions. One is for braking and the other is for accelerating. Watch this motocross skills video to learn more.
Many motocross riders have problems with their back from a lot of seat time. Is this normal or can a simple mx riding technique regarding posture keep your back healthy and strong? Watch this video to find out.
It’s better to keep your elbows up and out away from your sides because it gives you better leverage factors over the bike. Try this simple test to feel the difference. Sit on your bike and hold the handlebars with a low grip and low elbows. Then move your upper body back and forth as hard as you can, then do the same from side to side. Now grab the handlebars with a high over grip and high elbows. Perform the same two tests. Which way feels like you have more leverage over the bike? And keep in mind that factor multiplies when you stand up.