Physical Demands of Off-Road Motorcycling

The Ontario Federation of Trail Riders (OFTR) published a study titled “Characterizing the Physical Demands of Off-Road Motorcycling”.

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Does participation in off-road motorcycling have reasonable energy demands to be considered a legitimate form of exercise?

This pilot study used a small population of riders (both novice and experienced) to characterize the physical demands of participating in Off-Road Motorcycle riding and to determine if further research is warranted. When characterizing the energy demands, comparisons were made between novice and experienced riders to determine if a difference in skill changed the related exertion. The results were also used to determine if health benefits could reasonably be expected from participating in the sport.

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