Parts 1 and 2 covered how to use the rear brake while standing, and how to control it while going from standing to sitting.

Once you have those techniques down, Part 3 is pretty simple. When you are using the rear brake while sitting and you reach the transition part of the corner, for right hand corners, you let go of the rear brake and put your foot out for the corner. At the same time, you should be getting on the clutch and throttle, or at least the throttle. In left hand corners, as you come off the rear brake, you put your foot back on the foot peg. Again, get on the clutch and throttle at the same time.

Of course, the front brake is also important, as I described in Part 1. So now, you should be able to practice putting all three steps together. Obviously, controlling the brakes, and releasing them at the transition, has to be timed with the clutch and throttle. An oval, figure 8 or turn track drills are excellent ways to practice. Here's a good video that shows the 3 Step-Braking Techniques, demonstrated by a few pros at the Club MX Training Facility in Chesterfield SC.

I said this in Part 2 but it's worth reminding you. In order to speed up the learning curve on these braking techniques, practice them with your bike on the work stand, in a stationary position. There are many techniques that can be effectively practiced in this way. I've made two videos that show you how to do all the techniques, that can be done, in a stationary position. The second video takes you through a 20-minute practice session with me. You can have Instant Access to all my techniques, training, MX practice drills, fitness training for MX, weekly routines to follow and much more. Over 36 hours of videos and dozens of PDF files with illustrating photos, that are not found anywhere else! Access them on any mobile device, even download them.

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