tips for improving arm endurance?
What sort of sore arms? If it’s wristy/handy (ie from braking and gripping) then powerballs and squeezy things but also often that’s from deathgripping and overbraking
If it’s arms then slow pressups in as close to your riding position as poss, is the classic- that’s what sorted me for the motorbike… But also, do consider riding position, lots of people ride quite “on top of” the bars and that can mean you use a lot of muscle just maintaining your positions (and that stiffens you up as well).
And yeah, change hands- I know it feels like cheating…Posted 4 years agorocketmanMember
What am I doing wrong?
Possibly its not your arms its the weakest bit i.e. your hands. Had very much the same problem meself and got great results by using a grip strengthener spring thing.
Helps to develop an iron grip that is purely hand strength and so takes all the strain off the arms and forearms. Keep control of steering/braking but the arms are not tensed allowing you to move around easily.
Like SPD gripsPosted 4 years agocompositeSubscriber
Chin-ups and/or parallel grip pullups are decent for fore arms and biceps. They will also help strengthen your shoulders and back.
For triceps you could either go with an isolation exercise like body weight dips where you should be able to do a lot of them, which will build endurance more than pure strength.Posted 4 years ago
Alternatively you could do a compound like dumbbell incline press, chest press or push ups which will have the benefits of hitting the chest and shoulders as well.CaptainFlashheartMember
Powerball is one that works (Used a lot prior to wakeboarding to work on grip.)
Another I used to do in my rugby days was to have a round rod (Like a length of broom handle) and a bit of rope attached to it and a weight on the floor. Grip the rod (fnaar) and wind the weight up and down repeatedly with both hands.Posted 4 years ago
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