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tonicusa 02-08-2014 03:39 PM

Rest Days: How many and when?
How many of you guys ride everyday? Do you take rest days? I find if I ride three days on and take two off my legs recharge to the point where my riding is at full tilt and progressing. If I ride everyday straight at day five I have less pop, power and mental alertness, which becomes consequential in the pipe, jumpline, trees etc. Anybody using compression gear, cold soaks etc to speed recovery?

SnowDogWax 02-08-2014 05:28 PM

I ride 6 days a week off on most Sundays, no problem with legs except my hip seems to require an ice pack lately. :)

tonicusa 02-08-2014 05:32 PM

Yeah I pull that schedule sometimes but I notice that when riding slope style with a lot of jumps and pipe that I do so much better with fresh legs. I hate taking rest days it drives me crazy but the difference in performance is so noticeable. I just hate taking days off.

mhaas 02-08-2014 05:50 PM

The past 4 seasons Ive ridden everyday there is soft snow to be found. and the last year and a half its been pretty much all splitboarding. The most consecutive days I have ridden was 11. Last Feb I rode 24/28 days. I try to combine my rest days with days I have things to do or when its a better day weather/condition-wise to fish than ride. I do feel refreshed if I take a day or two off but if its more than a few days I feel my fitness level starts to drop and I start sucking wind.

readimag 02-08-2014 06:15 PM

When I was ridding 90+ days I would take the weekends off as that is when it gets crazy crowded more Sunday then any other day.

CassMT 02-08-2014 06:35 PM

everyday...but usually 3-4 hours...for me its a good amount to avoid general fatigue and burnout but still progress. when its bad conditions i don't hesitate to leave, i've had a few one-run days this season...has to be really bad to do that though

ice, heat, asprin, arnica, whatever it takes to get back up there...starting out with one pain or another is normal, it goes away after a few runs

Varza 02-09-2014 11:05 PM

Holy crap, are you guys pros? :blink: Or just live on the mountain? Equivalent in my book.

The most I've ever done was 5 days in a row and by the 5th day, my legs decided to stop doing my bidding as readily as they had been. Jello legs = called it a day at lunch time. That trip was also when I learned that falling can be quite exhausting. Yes, I am still learning. And I'm supposedly more fit than your average chair-dweller.

Normally, I can only get a bunch of weekends in a season. I hate it when life gets in the way of snowboarding! :(

BurtonAvenger 02-09-2014 11:19 PM

I've already got close to 100 days for the season. You just learn to take a day off when you're not feeling it or your body needs it.

speedjason 02-10-2014 08:59 AM

man you guys live in the mountains?
I only get to ride on weekends.:huh:

hardasacatshead 02-10-2014 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 1520177)
I've already got close to 100 days for the season.

Fuck you ..i.. :D ..i..

When I'm at the hill I'll ride at least 6 days a week. Was in Jackson Hole for 42 days and rode 35 of them (plus two days at Targhee). If my legs are a bit fucked I'll just do a half day but I get all antsy if I stay away for too long, particularly when I have to travel to get there.

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