Bicycling Magazine's Training Techniques for Cyclists Greater Power, Faster Speed, Longer Endurance, Better Skills

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-10-29
  • Publisher: Rodale Books

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Here's how to achieve optimum cycling performance through proven training techniques from the sport's top experts. Whether you want to ride a competitive century or just want to get the maximum health benefits from cycling, this book will make it happen. Discover how to: * Increase your speed and endurance. * Eat for peak performance. * Reduce injuries through weight training and breathing techniques. * Increase mental focus for great rides. * Avoid injuries and exhaustion caused by overtraining. * Attack hills smartly and handle turns like a champ. You'll also find: * Practical pointers from top cycling coaches. * Exercises to help improve your overall cycling fitness. * A 26-week training schedule to put you at the head of the pack. * Winter training programs to keep you fit off-season.

Author Biography

Ed Pavelka has been riding bicycles for fun, fitness, and competition since the mid-1970s. His professional writing career includes 20 cycling books. He was Bicycling magazine's executive editor for 10 years and served as the magazine's director of new ventures.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vi
Key Concepts
Pedaling like a Prop. 3
The Importance of Max VO[subscript 2]p. 6
Target Heart Ratep. 9
Lactate Thresholdp. 12
Overtrainingp. 14
The Cyclist's Dietp. 18
Skills and Tactics
Breathingp. 29
Isolated Leg Trainingp. 30
Brain Trainingp. 33
Avoiding No-Man's-Landp. 36
Coaches' Approaches
Best Tips from Top Coachesp. 41
Go Fastp. 48
Zoning Inp. 58
Mixed Trainingp. 65
Special Workouts
Speedp. 71
Powerp. 74
Endurancep. 76
Block Trainingp. 79
Powerful Mountain Bikingp. 81
Off-Season Training
Weight Trainingp. 87
Stationary Cyclingp. 93
A Champion's Winter Programp. 97
Road Riding Positionp. 105
Mountain Biking Positionp. 109
Glossaryp. 113
Indexp. 117
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