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How to train for Moto X Step Up

Updated: July 16, 2012, 12:09 PM ET
By Doug Parsons, video by Cliff Talley

This year's X Games Step Up competition saw the riders jumping to heights that no one imagined. Riding up a tall 15-plus-foot almost vertical take-off lip only to propel yourself yet another 30-plus feet into the air was going to require your body to be in top shape.

With the majority of the athletes competing using first gear to take off, it was going to mean that when coming down on their landing their suspension was going to be tight or having a packed feeling. This means your ...

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