Whether you compete or not, good dryland training will always make you better on the hill. There's a clear tie between how far you can go on the mountain, and how much you bust it at the gym or running miles everyday. Every pro learns to love it, learns to invest in the right training gear, and makes it a daily routine. And skills performance will skyrocket. If you have a friend who lives this, then get them a gift they'll use every morning.