We just lately met with Dave Ryding, Professional British Alpine Skier, an area legend in his personal proper and a drive to be reckoned with on the slopes.
Dave specializes within the slalom self-discipline, snowboarding at high velocity via a course marked with carefully spaced gates. Over time he has gained recognition for being one of many high British ski racers in slalom, a self-discipline the place he has persistently carried out effectively on the worldwide stage. He has competed in varied World Cup occasions and World Championships, representing Nice Britain.
Dave commonly makes use of biking as a part of his cross coaching for his ski season preparation and may be seen flying round on the Ridley Fenix SLiC. Right here’s a glimpse into his coaching…
The Coaching Regime
Dave’s typical coaching when he’s house within the UK incorporates each cross coaching and power work in his ‘No Frills, Storage of Good points’!
Following his morning smoothie and porridge, the day usually begins out with a brief run to get his coronary heart charge transferring and his physique warmed up prepared for his first exercise of the day.
Then it’s onto power coaching to maintain his legs harm free and highly effective for taking up the slopes within the Winter. A few heat up units, then it’s onto heavier weights for his squats and lifeless lifts.
All through the day Dave consumes a balanced food regimen, making certain his caloric wants are met with loads of protein reminiscent of mackerel and different meat and fish unfold throughout his meals. Each fuelling and restoration is necessary to ensure he makes probably the most variations from every of his periods throughout the week.
Energy coaching is finished most days of the week and a relaxation day normally taken on Sundays following his all out effort at his native Park Run the place he pushes onerous at his lactate threshold. Dave can commonly be seen within the high positions! For Dave, each cardiovascular health and massive leg power issues and weighing in at 85kg he nonetheless produces an outstanding high finish velocity…
Following lunch and checking in with the household at house it’s typically on to a day journey that includes climbs on a few of his favorite native loops. Some weeks Dave makes an look on the Chain Gang which supplies him selection in his coaching and the prospect to coach with different athletes, he additionally makes use of Zwift for a few of his excessive depth periods.
Dave tracks a number of his periods each working and biking utilizing his Polar watch to make sure he has correct coronary heart charge knowledge and might examine his exercises with ease.