I (Robin) started riding motocross when I was 4.5 years old. As soon as I had learned to ride a bicycle my dad bought a motorcycle for me. Because motorcycles are in our family’s blood motocross came naturally to me. Hockey was also a strong interest in my early age when I played a number of years with The Lion in Landskrona in Sweden.
I quit very rapidly when I in first person found out that the changing rooms smelled disgusting from all the sweat, and started playing floorball instead. In that years to come we were by far the best team in our cohort. We won all that we signed up in, because we all had what we call the “winning skull”. We never gave up, and I think it has something to do with how I’ve always been playing or training for sports. It did not matter how difficult or hard a workout was, I just did it. And that’s the same mentality with motocross that I had with the team and I still do that. That is a part of me, a fundamental why on how I do things. Because of that, I have had a good athletic development that I benefit from today.
But my motocross career did not really start until I became 10 years old, when I and my father started training and compete in 80cc class where I was in the top for 2 years. We have always run 100% technology training and we have never been upset about how fast it went, our main focus was that the riding was technically correct. We knew the speed would come. So when I grew up and starter riding 125 cc in 2002, I received a request to join the team. The team gave us lots of more driving hours than everyone else got and with, we had a winning concept. That year would be the best and the worst year. In the coming years, it was really what we had hoped that everything would fall into place. I took the start and pulled away quickly. But after a tragic crash, I was scared, afraid and I did not finish that competition. I have never been mentally tough. As a kid I was bullied a lot. And I have had a hard time coming back from that. I feel now that I maybe ended my career to fast, But it’s hard to completely shut something down, something that has been your life for so long. So after three years I started driving again. After that, it has been back and forth a number of times. When I think back at it today I know I was a late bloomer. By that I mean that I was not mentally ready for riding and competing at the highest level. If it was today, it would have been a different kind of situation.
I was introduced to Crossfit Winter 2013 where I was warmly taken care of by one of the coaches who was a weightlifting and a crossfit coach. And it was like a completely different world opened up to me and I thought this is really my right element. Work hard with high heart rate while getting stronger, smoother. I began to think that this must be absolutely perfect for motocross drivers and decided to become a physical trainer.
Everything that I have learned about hard work, right work and when not to work. Is not meant to just stay with me. I want to educate the world about physical training and we have worked hard for this functional basics platform. We hope that you will find this course interesting and that you take what was best for you and train on just that. Remember, it is not only how hard we train, it is also how hard we can rest.