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Discussion in 'N2 Paddock Section' started by r6blondie, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. r6blondie

    r6blondie Staff Member

    I have been tossing this idea around for a while and wanted to present it to our members to see if there is any interest.
    As most know, track riding is a sport. It does require some level of fitness and utilizes your whole body to maneuver the motorcycle.
    As with any sport, stretching beforehand is extremely important to reduce injuries, reduce cramping, but also to be able to move better.

    Question is... Would you be interested in an instructor led stretching session?

    With our typical event structure we have tech/registration 7-8 and the riders meeting at 8:15.
    My idea is to have a designated area between 7:45-8:15 where folks can drop in, stretch for the whole time or just for a few minutes, after they have completed their tech/reg.

    Please provide any comments and whether you would participate. Thank you!
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  2. I stretch a lot during the day weather at the track or at home. Some stretching is helpful with a partner. YCRS incorporated something like this into their program with Chris Peris' wife a few years ago. It is something that is probably overlooked or just not addressed in the paddock. I will be at Road Atlanta in October and would be willing to give it a shot!

  3. Lenny ZX9R

    Lenny ZX9R Control Rider

    Great Idea Tea! I'd do it! I try to stretch a little every chance I get before I start the day! especially before the Endurance Races!
  4. Backmarker

    Backmarker Control Rider

    Would that require me to buy yoga pants... :eek:
  5. tdelegram

    tdelegram Control Rider

    And photographic evidence on the inter web
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  6. Dave561

    Dave561 Control Rider Director

    This went so wrong so quick. :unsure:
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  7. Emerson

    Emerson BobbleHeadMoto Control Rider ATP/3C

    They do this at YCRS and I think its a good idea.

    I'll get some yoga pants too!!!
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  8. r6blondie

    r6blondie Staff Member

    No. Please no.
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  9. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Control Rider

    Emerson would need some MC Hammer pants......:eek:
    I would be in for stretching...I know I don't do it well enough now. Either that or I'm afraid I'd snap my last existing ligament....:(
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  10. vinny337

    vinny337 Vin is in...Beastmode! Control Rider

    Some people don't PT, so we may need the ambulance standing by. :D
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  11. HondaGalToo

    HondaGalToo Control Rider

    Stretching is a great idea!

    I want to see Emerson in yoga pants. You too, Lenny! :laugh:
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  12. vinny337

    vinny337 Vin is in...Beastmode! Control Rider

    That would go viral sooo fast!
  13. r6blondie

    r6blondie Staff Member

    I will do a trial run at NJMP on Sunday Oct 6 for anyone who is interested. If you have yoga mats or something to sit on, bring that.
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  14. TimTheAsian

    TimTheAsian Fresh off the Boat Staff Member

  15. djhurayt

    djhurayt New Member

    I think its a good idea but...
    With the way we do our sport (20 minutes on, 40 minutes of sitting around stiffening up), a morning stretch is probably only good for the first run, if that. Particularly if you stretch at 8 o'clock then don't go out for an hour and a half later. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying stretching in the morning is not good, it should be done everyday regardless of track day or not. But in reality we should all be stretching out a little bit before each session.
  16. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB GeorgeB Control Rider

    So bending over to put on my boots doesn't count as stretching?
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  17. djhurayt

    djhurayt New Member

    only if your standing and keep your knees straight...
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  18. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Control Rider

    HA HA....I can't touch my toes anymore. The only reason I can even touch my knees is that I've got long "monkey" arms....:confused:
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