TEN eager, young riders arrived bright and early at the Melbourne Parkview Hotel as MV’s Elite Rider Training Camp got underway for 2016.
Throughout Day 1 the riders were taught about Nutrition, Drugs in Sport, Fitness/Training techniques and also Injury Prevention by Stephen Mion of Bullen Health & Fitness and FitMoto.
To start the day however, the riders were put through a tough Boot Camp style training sessions, next to Albert Park Lake, by Stephen that put them through the ringer early.
Once they had completed a couple of circuits of the exercises laid out by Stephen, he took the riders through the correct way to use acupuncture balls and foam rollers to massage out the kinks and begin recovery from physical activity.
“Steve showed us how important it is to roll out our muscles with the foam roller in order to perform at your maximum capacity the next day,” Chris Wynd said.
Moving on from the training session, Stephen and the riders returned to the Parkview Hotel where the lecture sessions would begin.
Nutrition was something, coming into the MV Elite Rider Training Camp, that most of the riders noted down as something they really wanted to improve their knowledge on while they were here.
“I took in all the information about nutrition, such as what to eat he night before and even during the race meeting,” James Davies said.
“I enjoyed gaining more of an understanding about nutrition in regards to the 80/20 ratio of the importance of it compared to training,” Jai Constantinou said.
“The most relevant information I got out of today was the 80/20 ratio for nutrition and the physical training,” Chris added.
After a length nutrition lecture everyone moved their attention to Drugs in Sport which prompted some great discussion around what they may or may not be able to have and the drug testing processes as well.
The last couple of lectures for the day focused on various fitness/training techniques that are important for motorcycle sport riders and also injury prevention, important for any athlete in any sport.
“One of the big things I learnt was just how much recovery can make a difference for a two day meeting, or even just in general,” James said.
During Day 2 of MV’s Elite Rider Training Camp the riders will once again be sent out to Albert Park Lake for a training session, then they will be lectured through Officials, Coaching Styles and also some information about Psychology.
Cam Donald will also be dropping by to chat about International Experiences and what riders could expect if they head overseas. After the lectures they will have some free time to look forward to with a trip to the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC).
Sport & Rider Development Manager