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We caught up with two time Olympian and Canadian Tory Nyhaug who has been training down here in San Diego for some warmer winter training. Tory is a very hard guy to beat and to race against on the track. His track speed and his vision to see the race unfold and make it happen are a reason why he is one of the top Olympians as he also made the final at the Olympic games in Rio.
Tory in third place, using his high BMX I.Q., observing David Graf pushing Liam Philips up high, turn one, first round qualifying in Rio.
Graf and Philips do not back down, and they shouldn’t. But Tory being one of most dangerous rider in a pack of elite BMX racers, looks to capitalize on opportunity.
Tory saw this move develop since the entry of the turn and finishes the move by shutting the door.
Nyhaug is a very talented ice hockey player (plays defence) and also one of the fastest guys in the BMX World.
Pushing the limits by getting over the fear of making mistakes is how Tory won so many SX World Cup Time Trials in the past two seasons.
Squatting is a BMX staple of any fundamental training program. And there is lots of variations out there. Tory is doing a regular back squat with what looks like 4 pairs of light accommodating resistance bands, this will add resistance anywhere from 180lbs at the top and 120 at the bottom which lightens the load for the squater’s vulnerable position at the bottom and force him to generate velocity as the resistance increases upon ascension of the lift.
Tory doing an Olympic lift, getting the benefits of the triple extension which is important for generating power out of the gate and down the hill. The triple extension includes the joints and muscles of the hips, knee and ankles.