With the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship now locked on the East Coast for an extended swing, we are bound to see the oppressive heat and humidity common of the long summer months at many of the upcoming events. Because most of the sport and its athletes remain in the dry desert climate of the Southwest, the muggy weather comes as a shock to their bodies and has a direct affect on their results through the most important part of the season. Some will prepare for the conditions by riding during the week in heavy sweatshirts or driving with the air conditioning off and the windows up, but this could be the exact opposite of what one should do according to trainer Seiji Ishii. The former bicycle racer, whose accomplishments include a B.S. in Kinesiology, American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer, and registered massage therapist, oversees Andrew Short’s program from his Austin, Texas, base and has extensive knowledge on hydration, nutrition, and recovery to survive the weather.
Handling Humidity With Coach Seiji