Jason Anderson announced via Instagram that he has ended his partnership with trainer Alton Baker. Anderson worked with Baker since 2014, when he was still competing in the 250 class. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing rider has enjoyed great success during this period, including the 2018 450 Supercross championship. Baker has worked with most of the Supercross and motocross champions since he first started working with Ricky Carmichael in the early 2000. He is known for his very structured training, riding and nutrition programs that are proven to work but also difficult for some riders to stick with. Baker has worked with Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, and Cooper Webb among others and those riders have won 15 of 19 Supercross championships from 2001 to 2019 and 12 of 20 MX premier class motocross championships from 2000 to 2019
Below is the post that Anderson shared via his Instagram feed:
So,, just wanted to let you guys all know that I am no longer working with Aldon, before you read it on vital forum or somewhere else..
I want to thank him for all the years together! From being a squirrely rookie in the 450 class, to helping me refine my skills and achieve race wins at the top of the sport! This has nothing to do with his program or anything.. I believe he has a program that’s amazing and wins championships.. that’s just FACTS. For me, I know I’m going to be scrutinized for this decision, which is okay. I made this decision ‘cause I need a change of pace. Needed different tracks, different gym, different cycle routes… I felt, in the recent year, when it came to my program and daily routine that I was just going through the motions some days, w/ no passion or intensity.. Like I was just waking up and going to work. I don’t want that. I want to have pride in what I do! I want to be trying my butt off everyday to improve, getting sketchy at the track, trying to find that extra little 1/10th of a second.
I still want to win races and put my heart into it and I’m more motivated than ever.
Is this the wrong decision?, who knows.. I’m sure you guys will have your opinions, which is okay. But, I’m more excited, than ever, to be racing.
So, thanks to Aldon for putting up with my shit since 2014! Cheers mate!
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