Fast After 50

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716694
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fast After 50 is for every endurance athlete who wants to stay fast for years to come. For runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, and cross-country skiers, getting older doesn't have to mean getting slower. Drawing from the most current research on aging and sports performance, Joe Friel—America's leading endurance sports coach—shows how athletes can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50. In his groundbreaking book Fast After 50, Friel offers a smart approach for athletes to ward off the effects of age. Friel shows athletes how to extend their racing careers for decades—and race to win. Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, crosstraining, and nutrition for high performance: How the body's response to training changes with age, how to adapt your training plan, and how to avoid overtraining How to shed body fat and regain muscle density How to create a progressive plan for training, rest, recovery, and competition Workout guidelines, field tests, and intensity measurement In Fast After 50, Joe Friel shows athletes that age is just a number—and race results are the only numbers that count. With contributions from: Mark Allen, Gale Bernhardt, Amby Burfoot, Dr. Larry Creswell, John Howard, Dr. Tim Noakes, Ned Overend, Dr. John Post, Dr. Andrew Pruitt, and Lisa Rainsberger.

Cycling Past 50

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780880117371
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides a training schedule, exercises, nutritional guidelines, equipment suggestions, and tips on technique for safe and healthy cycling for the middle-aged

Older Faster Stronger

Author: Margaret Webb
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623361702
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One part personal quest to discover running greatness after age 50, one part investigation into what the women's running boom can teach athletes about becoming fitter, stronger, and faster as we age, Older, Faster, Stronger is an engrossing narrative sure to inspire women of all ages. A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows how endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the world masters games in Torino, Italy. Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades—the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50.

The Cyclist s Training Bible

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716244
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Coach Joe Friel is the most trusted name in endurance sports coaching, and his Cyclist's Training Bible is the most comprehensive and reliable training resource ever written for cyclists. This new edition of the bestselling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals. Friel empowers athletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing to race. This fourth edition includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat. Friel explains how cyclists can: best gauge intensity with power meters and other new training technology to maximize form and fitness and reduce fatigue; more knowledgeably and accurately make changes to their annual training plan over the course of a season; dramatically build muscular endurance with strength training; improve body composition and recovery with smarter nutrition. With more case studies to draw from and multiple contingency plans for those times when training doesn't progress as planned, The Cyclist's Training Bible continues to be the definitive guide to optimal cycling performance.

Fit At 50

Author: Matthew McLaughlin
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432797294
Format: PDF, Mobi
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No Hype, No Gimmicks-Just a Complete and Simple Guide to Health and Fitness... Today's fitness world is a barrage of information, much of it based on unrealistic diet and training programs that aren't sustainable long-term. Fit at 50: Back from the Brink, Naturally stands out as a beacon of common sense, safe training, and habits you can stick with for a lifetime. Matthew McLaughlin learned the hard way, by making mistakes leading to physical injury and breakdown. In his early 40s, with the help of some of the world's foremost experts in medicine, physical therapy, and coaching, he has not only fully recovered; he has gone on to even greater fitness achievements. He shares the lessons he learned about stretching, strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and nutrition. Whether you're an experienced athlete or just looking for a way to start improving your lifestyle, this book is a simple, complete guide to a healthy, fit, and well-balanced body.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter 2nd Ed

Author: Hunter Allen
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716155
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Hunter Allen and Andy Coggan, PhD have completely revised the book that made power meters understandable for amateur and professional cyclists and triathletes. Power meters have become essential tools for competitive cyclists and triathletes. No training tool can unlock as much speed and endurance as a power meter--for those who understand how to interpret their data. A power meter displays and records exactly how much energy a cyclist expends, which lends unprecedented insight into that rider's abilities and fitness. With the proper baseline data, a cyclist can use a power meter to determine race strategy, pacing, and tactics. Training and Racing with a Power Meter makes it possible to exploit the incredible usefulness of the power meter by explaining how to profile strengths and weaknesses, measure fitness and fatigue, optimize workouts, time race readiness, and race using power. This new edition: Enables athletes to predict future performance and time peak form Introduces fatigue profiling, a new testing method to pinpoint weaknesses Includes two training plans to raise functional threshold power and time peaks for race day Offers 75 power-based workouts tuned for specific training goals This updated edition also includes new case studies, a full chapter on triathlon training and racing, and improved 2-color charts and tables throughout. Training and Racing with a Power Meter, will continue to be the definitive guide to the most important training tool ever developed for endurance sports.

The Power Meter Handbook

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716198
Format: PDF, Docs
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In The Power Meter Handbook, Joe Friel offers cyclists and triathletes a simple user's guide to using a power meter for big performance gains. In simple language, the most trusted coach in endurance sports makes understanding a power meter easy, no advanced degrees or tech savvy required. Cyclists and triathletes will master the basics to reveal how powerful they are. Focusing on their most important data, they'll discover hidden power, refine their pacing, and find out how many matches they can burn on any given day. Once they understand the fundamentals, Friel will show how to apply his proven training approach to gain big performance in road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides. With The Power Meter Handbook, riders will: Precisely match their training to their race season Push their limits step by step Track fitness changes--reliably and accurately Peak predictably for key events Vastly improve training efficiency Power meters aren't just for the pros or racers anymore. Now The Power Meter Handbook makes it easy for any cyclist or triathlete to find new speed with cycling's most advanced gear.

The Happiness Curve

Author: Jonathan Rauch
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 1466891238
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"In this warm, wise, and witty overview, Jonathan Rauch combines evidence and experience to show his fellow adults that the best is yet to come.” —Steven Pinker, bestselling author of Enlightenment Now This book will change your life by showing you how life changes. Why does happiness get harder in your 40s? Why do you feel in a slump when you’re successful? Where does this malaise come from? And, most importantly, will it ever end? Drawing on cutting-edge research, award-winning journalist Jonathan Rauch answers all these questions. He shows that from our 20s into our 40s, happiness follows a U-shaped trajectory, a “happiness curve,” declining from the optimism of youth into what’s often a long, low slump in middle age, before starting to rise again in our 50s. This isn’t a midlife crisis, though. Rauch reveals that this slump is instead a natural stage of life—and an essential one. By shifting priorities away from competition and toward compassion, it equips you with new tools for wisdom and gratitude to win the third period of life. And Rauch can testify to this personally because it was his own slump, despite acclaim as a journalist and commentator that compelled him to investigate the happiness curve. His own story and the stories of many others from all walks of life—from a steelworker and a limo driver to a telecoms executive and a philanthropist—show how the ordeal of midlife malaise reboots our values and even our brains for a rebirth of gratitude. Full of insights and data and featuring many ways to endure the slump and avoid its perils and traps, The Happiness Curve doesn’t just show you the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees. It also demonstrates how we can—and why we must—do more to help each other through the woods. Midlife is a journey we mustn’t walk alone.

50 Athletes Over 50 Teach Us to Live a Strong Healthy Life

Author: Don McGrath
Publisher: Brian Schwartz
ISBN: 0982290713
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Through interviews with athletes over 50 years of age, this book tells the inspiring stories of ten athletes who lead extraordinary lives, and examines the secrets these athletes possess that enable their powerful lives. Don McGrath has brought to life the stories of ten athletes over 50 who participate in various sports and who represent a cross section of experiences, bound to inspire a broad range of readers. Beyond the stories, several common themes emerge and are explored. This volume contains the first ten interviews in a series of 50 that will be published at a future date. During the interview process Don was inspired to publish this partial set of interviews in order to get these amazing stories out to the world and to inspire people to join his 50,000 Athlete Challenge, which has the goal of mobilizing 50,000 people to adopt some of the healthy habits seen in the athletes interviewed.

Get Fast

Author: Selene Yeager
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609618327
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Every cyclist wants to get faster. Whether they're a weekend warrior, a crit specialist, or a charity cruiser, speed is the X factor that lets a rider ride strong, feel fresh, and thoroughly enjoy each ride. Get Fast! is the cyclist's go-to guide for gaining speed. In it, author Selene Yeager addresses speed from every possible angle, including not only the standard chapters on riding techniques and bike maintenance tricks specific to getting fast but also stand-alone chapters on fitness and weight loss, stretching, nutrition and supplementation, motivation, and mental attitude. Together they present a complete and comprehensive guide to achieving one's top speed. Bolstered by a foundation in science and road-tested by Yeager and the editors of Bicycling magazine, the wisdom presented in Get Fast! will have riders and readers flying on the road, dirt, dirt roads, cross course, track—anywhere and everywhere they love to ride most—in no time at all.