Volume 1, Issue 1
Rider Profile: Ryan Terlecki
Home Town: Salem, Oregon
Turned Pro: 1995
1999 AMA National Number: 40
AMA Points earned in 1998: 95
Riding for: Insane Terrain, Pro-Caliber, Leininger Polishing & Plating, Tom Morgan
Racing, Redline, Throttle Jockey, Thor and of course MotoSport Training.
Ryan started riding motorcycles at the age of 10. He turned pro in 1995 and this
year will be riding for Insane Terrain aboard a Suzuki in the 250cc supercross and outdoor
motocross series. MotoSport Training started working with Ryan in November of 1998.
Twenty-five minute motos seem like 5 minute motos. The full body
strength training that I have been doing since November has definitely increased my
endurance. I am really looking forward to the payoff in this years
series. Ryan said of MotoSports Fundamental Conditioning for motocross
Look for Ryan this year at the races
(Hell be out front!)
January 9, 1999
Edison Stadium, Anaheim, CA
Supercross season opener
January 16, 1999
San Diego Supercross
Round 2 of Supercross series
January 23, 1999
Round 3 of Supercross series
January 30, 1999
Kingdome Seattle, Washington
MotoSport Trainings video release featuring Lance Smail. Call 503-635-4306 for
February 6, 1999
Round 5 of Supercross series
February 13, 1999
Round 6 of Supercross series
February 20, 1999
Round 7 of Supercross series
February 27, 1999
Round 8 of Supercross series
March 6, 1999
Round 9 of Supercross series
March 13, 1999
Round 10 of Supercross series
Get your hands on the latest edition of the MotoSport Trainer!
premiers in new training video
(Federal Way, WA) MotoSport Training is pleased to announce that 3 time National
Four-Stroke Champion, Lance Smail just completed filming for a new training video to be
released in January of 1999. MotoSport Training has been working with Lance since August
of 1998 to implement a sport specific training program to prepare him for the upcoming
1999 Supercross season.
The new video, which is scheduled to be released in time for the Seattle Supercross, will
be available as part of MotoSport Trainings Fundamental Conditioning for Motocross
Package. The package retails for $69.99 and besides the video includes a training planner,
"Virtual Trainer" access via a personalized access code for the MST website,
nutritional guidelines, flexibility exercises for staying injury free, sticker kit and a
subscription to the quarterly newsletter.
Lance stretches on location for his practice session in Federal Way, WA.
Lance is set to premier in MST's Training Video in January at the Seattle Supercross
The training program itself lays out the three phases of training that combine to form
a solid basis for sport specific conditioning that is so crucial to succeeding in the
sport of Motocross and off-road motorcycle racing.
"Motocross is a total body sport, we use every aspect of the body when we race.
MotoSport Trainings Fundamental Conditioning Program applies techniques which target
all four limbs making the work we do in the gym match what we are doing on the bike"
said Lance Smail.
Lance premiers in the video to demonstrate the training techniques that form the basis of
the Fundamental Conditioning package. Jeff MacDonald, President of MotoSport Training,
also appears in the video presenting other training highlights and techniques.
|Your bike is ready--Are
When competing in any sport there are movements
(mechanics) of the body that are specific to that sport.
Riding practice is certainly the most sport specific movements for motocross. However, we
must train the bodys physical ability, reaction time, coordination and
cardiovascular conditioning beyond what practicing can offer. Why? There are many reasons:
Performing sport specific exercises through a full range of motion are necessary to
maintain flexibility and prevent injury. Riding does not offer this.
Practice riding does not facilitate the same training effect as riding at race pace
(therefore the only time youre truly training is when youre racing).
Sport specific conditioning "overloads" the cardiovascular and muscular
system allowing much higher levels of physical fitness.
Reflexes and reaction time are only trained while racing if one needs to respond to a
situation. Sport specific conditioning of the neuromuscular system speeds reflexes and the
ability to react on the track.
Remember that practice riding improves riding "skills". Whereas, sport specific
conditioning for motocross is about training the bodys physical ability; the ability
to ride as fast on the last lap as the first lap of a race.
Jeff MacDonald demonstrates proper stretching techniques to Lance Smail
Practice isnt the only area of misconception when it comes to training. Ask
yourself this question: "How much time and money do I put into preparing my bike
before I race?" The answer most of us will give is nothing short of: "A
There is no question that competition level motorcycle maintenance is a key component to
winning races. But what about competition level body maintenance?
An area often overlooked in favor of bike modifications, are body modifications. Training
the body to perform to its highest level of physical ability, shortest reaction time,
superior coordination and unstoppable cardiovascular conditioning are all instrumental in
providing the equivalent of maintaining your body to the same level of your bike.
Dont sell your body short by ignoring sport specific conditioning. These may be the
mods that count the most on the last lap of race day!
Train hard, but most of all, train smart!
|Washougal outdoor nationals
Training "booth's" the nationals
Nothing can compare to the sights and sounds of an outdoor national motocross race. The
atmosphere is second to none. For MotoSport Training, there was an event in 1998 that
proved especially gratifying.
The 1998 Washougal national outdoor motocross event was the debut of MotoSport
Trainings Physical Conditioning for motocross package.
|Jeff MacDonald was on hand to answer questions and interact
with the crowd at a booth located on the East End of the complex. Along with offering the
conditioning package for sale, T-shirts were available commemorating the race.
Look for MotoSport Trainings booths at several of this years outdoor as well as
indoor motocross events.
For those who have purchased a training program at this event, or anywhere else, please
contact us for a special offer to add the new training video to your existing package.
Well see you at the races!
|The Arm Pump Phenomenon
Forearm pump is not a phenomenon. It is simply muscle fatigue caused by
isometric contractions (or limited range of motion) of the muscle. More
specifically, holding on to a motorcycle handlebar while racing requires
different amounts of grip strength. Unfortunately, forearm muscles do not get worked
through a full range of motion as other muscles do. This static contraction causes blood
to pool, creating a lack of oxygen supply, resulting in forearm fatigue. Making sure
your total body is in the best condition as possible reduces this significantly.
|Many motocrossers run hills, ride stationary bikes, mountain
bike, run marathons etc. These are good forms of cardiovascular conditioning,
however they fail to address the upper body muscular endurance that is necessary for the
sport of off-road motorcycle racing. One of the best ways to combat arm pump is to train
your upper body. MotoSport Training offers a complete training program which will
not only reduce the likely hood of arm-pump but will increase your bodys ability to
recover from the most common fatigue experienced when riding motorcycles.
Check out our program. Its the only one out there that doesnt rely on
some over-the-counter miracle cure. And, it is put together by degree toting fitness
professionals who are experienced motocross racers.
|Biography: Jeff MacDonald,
President of Motosport Training
Jeff started riding motorcycles at age 9. He
began racing motocross in 1975 at the age of 13. In 1983 he won the Alaska State Motocross
Championship in the 500 cc pro class. At the Florida Winter Series in 1984 he finished 8th
overall in the 500 cc pro class. In 1985 he contested the California Golden State
Nationals and finished a respectable 11th overall in the 500's. In the 250 cc pro class of
the 1986 Pacific Northwest Series (PAC West), he placed 5th overall. After competing at
the Hangtown and Washougal Nationals in 86', Jeff took time off to pursue a Bachelor's
After graduating from Oregon State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science
in Exercise and Sports Science, Jeff worked as the Assistant Conditioning Coach at O.S.U.,
designing and implementing conditioning programs for all intercollegiate sports.
Jeff is also a YMCA certified Fitness Specialist and is the founder and president of