Went to a boozy BBQ Saturday night. Most of the people there I didnt know that well but it only took about 5mins to realise that everyone was into bikes and was happy to spin the BS wheel all night about it. There was one bloke there, just about to turn 18 who is a mad dirtbiker as well, and he is finding it difficult to get ahead of the pack when he goes racing on weekends at various tracks. I told him that I would post a thread for him today asking a couple of questions/get some free advice that may help him or refer him to any websites etc. Q1: What weight training can he/should he do to help with core and leg strength. Would this be of value and why? Q2: He reckons that he does some of his best riding when he doesnt use the foot pegs as much as he should (as per all the opinions) and uses his legs swaying and free more for balance. I cant see how this would benefit him, but what are the possible pro's and cons of different methods of using footpegs when racing on Dirtbikes?