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Old 04-23-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Forearm pump

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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i rode with a passenger all weekend ... put a extra weight on my wrist
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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i rode with a passenger all weekend ... put a extra weight on my wrist
Have passenger put their hands on tank when stopping, will take some pressure off your wrists. What you are describing is not arm pump, it is dead weight you are having to support. Have passenger tighten their abs and support their own weight.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:43 AM   #5
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Triceps are my problem. Not my forearm
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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get a fatter passenger, levels out the bike for a more upright position
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:09 AM   #8
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yea shes learning to push off the tank more but she leans way forward when im accelerating cuz she gets scared but it puts a ton of weight on me lolz ... shes like 130 lbs id say ... (dont tell her i said that)
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:25 AM   #9
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130 lbs is a ton of weight for you?

Sounds like the gym is your fix.
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Also, get some tank grips. Learn to support your weight (and hers) with your knees and thighs, not your arms. Keep your core tight.
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130 lbs is a ton of weight for you?

Sounds like the gym is your fix.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:30 AM   #12
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Keeping it smooth and not using the brakes alot makes things alot more comfortable.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:46 AM   #13
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This is from gripping on the bars to tight. Loosen up your grip. Also you may be trying to force "man handle" your bike around, should be smooth and easy.
Not necessarily. He may be gripping the bike only as much as he needs and can still get arm pump. Arm pump can come from alot of factors as well as just physical conditioning of the individual. On the same token, he could be in poor physical condition and never get arm pump. Just depends on the individual.


Forearm work outs in low weight and high reps will help along with cardiovascular fitness. Warm up before your rides, get the blood flowing. As always, stay well hydrated and don't forget to breath while riding. Sounds dumb but it can have an affect on how soon you start to feel like you have gorilla arms. I've even heard (and tried) people taking an aspirin or two before their motos because it works as a blood thinner and reduces the chances of arm pump.

Proper bike set up will also help lessen the arm pump. If you don't have to work as hard to control the bike, then that means less stress on the forearms. Grip the bike with your knees when possible to keep the strain off your arms, too. That can make a big difference.


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130 lbs is a ton of weight for you?

Sounds like the gym is your fix.
Physical fitness/ cardiovascular fitness can make a huge difference. May also help carry the fatties if needed..
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:31 PM   #14
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I don't think the OP experienced arm pump. Arm pump is commonly found with the motocross crowd. There have been some AMA class motocrossers that have shortened their career due to arm pump and I think there is a surgery that can be done to help aleviate the situation..............Although not recommended.

A number of years ago Motocross was my passion. I experienced arm pump, but not to a high level. One of the guys I rode with was super fit and would be considered a gym rat. He had such significant arm pump, that he was a 5 lap at a time and rest guy and was just not able to hold onto the handle bars.

I believe it has to do with circulation. The OP's condition had to do with weight and the proper solution would be to not ride with a passenger. Riding with a passenger sucks anyway.
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When ya'll ride roads, do you guys brace with your arms or legs under braking?

I can't stop using my arms lol.
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When ya'll ride roads, do you guys brace with your arms or legs under braking?

I can't stop using my arms lol.
squeeze the tank with your thighs/knees. keep elbows bent and limber
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that's ok, you won't get arm pump from that.




you'll just get carpel tunnel syndrome,lol
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