Top 10 Health Benefits of Dirt Biking

Most people consider dirt bike riding as an extreme sport. However, at a most basic level(beginners), it can be a great way to stay fit and healthy. Sure, some would say that get a lot of dirt while you’re riding at some terrains but at the end of the day, what matters most is the workout you are doing while riding the bike.

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Here are the Top 10 Health Benefits of Dirt Biking:

  • Increased heart rate: Dirt bike riding increases your heart rate in a way that is comparable to jogging or low-level endurance exercise. An average ride should bring your heart rate into the mid-130s, while a particularly strenuous ride, incorporating jumps, hills and other obstacles, can bring your heart rate into the mid-150s.


  • Increased strength: While dirt bike riding places you on a motorized device, a significant amount of body strength is still required to turn, lift and operate your bike. You use your quadriceps, hamstrings and other leg muscles while riding over uneven terrain, and arm strength is required to lift your handle bars when going off jumps and pushing your bars back down on your landing.


  • Balance:  Using your leg muscles while riding will help keep you balanced as you accelerate up and down hills and over jumps. As your body braces against bumps, it will tighten its various muscles to keep in balance.



2 thoughts on “Top 10 Health Benefits of Dirt Biking

  • August 3, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Thanks for explaining how riding a dirt bike requires a significant amount of body strength to operate and control. Building your muscles with an activity that you enjoy could ensure that you spend a good amount of time on it to get muscles that you’ll use. I’d imagine that researching the different types of dirt bikes and how to use them could be important to ensure you’re able to get the strength you want and choose the right one for the type of riding you are doing so you can stay safe.

  • January 14, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    I never consider the fact that dirt biking could help your cardiovascular health to improve because it increases endurance. One of my son’s asked me to buy hin a dit bike once he starts high school. If that’s the case, I will be sure to sign him up for some dirt bike training classes before purchasing him the bike.


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