Offseason doesnt mean stop training!Owen Daniels
The 2021 season has finally wrapped up and although I did not make the paralympic team I made a ton of progress this year. To look back at where I was just 2 years ago im amazed with how far I’ve come in my fitness. One thing I’ve learned is consistency and dedication is what it takes to reach the highest levels of handcycling. 2021 was my best year on the bike in my 12 years of riding. Some of my highlights from 2021 would be my first world cup in Belgium, followed by my first world championships in Portugal, and last but not least my 3 national titles I won in the mens H3 category.
Now that its the off-season this doesn’t mean there still isn’t work to do. There really is no off-season for athletes. As soon as one year is done you start looking at what you can do to be even better the next year. 2021 left me with so much confidence and eagerness to keep getting faster. Currently I’ve reduced my riding to only 3-4 days a week with strength training 3 days a week as well. My goal is to gain some strength in the gym so I can carry that over to next year on the bike. Its already going to be October and next season is right around the corner.