Fuelling the Cycling Revolution

Author: Nigel Mitchell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472936914
Format: PDF
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The must-read practical guide to what to eat (on and off the bike) for any cyclist looking for a training or performance advantage If you're looking for success on the bike what you eat is at the core of all your training. You are what you eat - and if you're on the bike for long periods and expecting results then your diet is crucial. Get it wrong and you can feel sluggish and below par – but eat right and all the training and preparation will be worth it. Nigel Mitchell, head of nutrition at Cannondale–Drapac, is at the pinnacle of delivering cutting edge nutrition, and has demonstrated this at the elite level of cycling. Now Nigel lifts the lid on his nutritional secrets and the knowledge and experience gained from working with the top professional to help you get the most from your diet to fuel your cycling and gain a performance advantage. This accessible and practical toolkit features crucial rules to follow and 24 nutritional recipes for breakfast, main meals and snacks. This is a no-nonsense and non-faddy approach to a subject that's often shrouded in mystery and pseudo-science. Pro rider anecdotes and race case studies feature throughout to help you identify your own requirements.

Fuelling the Cycling Revolution

Author: Nigel Mitchell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472936949
Format: PDF, Docs
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The must-read practical guide to what to eat (on and off the bike) for any cyclist looking for a training or performance advantage If you're looking for success on the bike what you eat is at the core of all your training. You are what you eat - and if you're on the bike for long periods and expecting results then your diet is crucial. Get it wrong and you can feel sluggish and below par – but eat right and all the training and preparation will be worth it. Nigel Mitchell, head of nutrition at Cannondale–Drapac, is at the pinnacle of delivering cutting edge nutrition, and has demonstrated this at the elite level of cycling. Now Nigel lifts the lid on his nutritional secrets and the knowledge and experience gained from working with the top professional to help you get the most from your diet to fuel your cycling and gain a performance advantage. This accessible and practical toolkit features crucial rules to follow and 24 nutritional recipes for breakfast, main meals and snacks. This is a no-nonsense and non-faddy approach to a subject that's often shrouded in mystery and pseudo-science. Pro rider anecdotes and race case studies feature throughout to help you identify your own requirements.

Fuelling the Cycling Revolution

Author: Nigel Mitchell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472936930
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The must-read practical guide to what to eat (on and off the bike) for any cyclist looking for a training or performance advantage.

Fuel Your Ride

Author: Molly Hurford
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623366194
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fuel Your Ride, a comprehensive guide to performance nutrition for cyclists, pushes the fun without losing the science. With simple omnivorous recipes, the book includes meal plans for a wide range of dietary needs that are easy to make--perfect for any cyclist training from 5 to 40 hours a week. Recipes include gluten-free pancakes (with just 3 ingredients), guacamole, veggie burgers, chocolate-cherry cookies, and no-cook peanut butter balls. The book also covers hydration, supplements, gut health, and weight loss--everything a cyclist needs to know to reach peak performance.

Revolutionary Iran

Author: Michael Axworthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199322279
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Revolutionary Iran, Michael Axworthy guides us through recent Iranian history from shortly before the 1979 Islamic revolution through the summer of 2009, when Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran by the hundreds of thousands, demanding free, democratic government. Axworthy explains how that outpouring of support for an end to tyranny in Iran paused and then moved on to other areas in the region like Egypt and Libya, leaving Iran's leadership unchanged. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a defining moment of the modern era. Its success unleashed a wave of Islamist fervor across the Middle East and signaled a sharp decline in the appeal of Western ideologies in the Islamic world. Axworthy takes readers through the major periods in Iranian history over the last thirty years: the overthrow of the old regime and the creation of the new one; the Iran-Iraq war; the reconstruction era following the war; the reformist wave led by Mohammed Khatami; and the present day, in which reactionaries have re-established control. Throughout, he emphasizes that the Iranian revolution was centrally important in modern history because it provided the world with a clear model of development that was not rooted in Western ideologies. Whereas the world's major revolutions of the previous two centuries had been fuelled by Western, secular ideologies, the Iranian Revolution drew its inspiration from Islam. Revolutionary Iran is both richly textured and from one of the leading authorities on the region; combining an expansive scope with the most accessible and definitive account of this epoch in all its humanity.

The Cyclist s Training Diary

Author: Joe Friel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781937715830
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A perfect companion to any cycling training program, The Cyclist's Training Diary offers an ideal way for you to plan, record, and better understand your workouts and performance. With undated pages for use any time of the year, this diary offers plenty of space for all the objective and subjective performance metrics you might want to track in a smart format that's been carefully designed, tested, and refined by Joe Friel, America's most experienced personal cycling coach. The Cyclist's Training Diary is wirebound to lay flat and flips easily so you can look up past workouts or settle your pre-race nerves by proving to yourself that you've done the work. This paper workout log is simple to use, never requires a login or password, and can be completely customized to meet your needs for any cycling training schedule. This physical record of your workouts will reveal insights that don't display on an online dashboard. Fully compatible with Joe Friel's best-selling training programs like The Cyclist's Training Bible and Fast After 50, this diary simplifies the planning and execution of your training for all cycling events: road racing, criteriums, time trials, century rides, charity rides, gran fondos, enduro, gravel grinders, and cyclocross. Strong cyclists know that a training diary is an invaluable tool. Whether they work with a coach or train independently, even elite cyclists keep a training log to hone their feel for performance, consolidate training data in one location, track their progress, monitor for injuries and overtraining, and reshape their goals throughout the season. The Cyclist's Training Diary includes: Coach Friel's introduction to the essential details of keeping a training log. Friel's guide to planning out your season. Season goals, Annual training hours, Weekly training hours and summary charts 53 undated weekly spreads. Space for every training metric like workout type, route, and distance/time; heart rate and power; zones and RPE; weather; rest/recovery; weight; and your custom notes Race Results Summary to log finish times, nutrition, efforts, and more Physiological test results such as VO2max and lactate threshold. Training Grids to graph the data you choose Road and mountain bike measurements with space to note adjustments Your favorite segments and best times Season results summary Race day gear checklist What gets measured gets managed. Add The Cyclist's Training Diary to your program and you'll unlock valuable insights that can help you improve in your sport.

Fuel on the Fire

Author: Greg Muttitt
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595588221
Format: PDF
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The departure of the last U.S. troops from Iraq at the end of 2011 left a broken country and a host of unanswered questions. What was the war really about? Why and how did the occupation drag on for nearly nine years, while most Iraqis, Britons, and Americans desperately wanted it to end? And why did the troops have to leave? Now, in a gripping account of the war that dominated U.S. foreign policy over the last decade, investigative journalist Greg Muttitt takes us behind the scenes to answer some of these questions and reveals the heretofore-untold story of the oil politics that played out through the occupation of Iraq. Drawing upon hundreds of unreleased government documents and extensive interviews with senior American, British, and Iraqi officials, Muttitt exposes the plans and preparations that were in place to shape policies in favor of American and British energy interests. We follow him through a labyrinth of clandestine meetings, reneged promises, and abuses of power; we also see how Iraqis struggled for their own say in their future, in spite of their dysfunctional government and rising levels of violence. Through their stories, we begin to see a very different Iraq from the one our politicians have told us about. In light of the Arab revolutions, the war in Libya, and renewed threats against Iran, Fuel on the Fire provides a vital guide to the lessons from Iraq and of the global consequences of America’s persistent oil addiction.

Faster

Author: Michael Hutchinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408843749
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For professional cyclists, going faster and winning are, of course, closely related. Yet surprisingly, for many, a desire to go faster is much more important than a desire to win. Someone who wants to go faster will work at the details and take small steps rather than focusing on winning. Winning just happens when you do everything right – it's the doing everything right that's hard. And that's what fascinates and obsesses Michael Hutchinson. With his usual deadpan delivery and an awareness that it's all mildly preposterous, Hutchinson looks at the things that make you faster – training, nutrition, the right psychology – and explains how they work, and how what we know about them changes all the time. He looks at the things that make you slower, and why, and how attempts to avoid them can result in serious athletes gradually painting themselves into the most peculiar life-style corners. Faster is a book about why cyclists do what they do, about what the riders, their coaches and the boffins get up to behind the scenes, and about why the whole idea of going faster is such an appealing, universal instinct for all of us.

Feed Zone Portables

Author: Biju K. Thomas
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716341
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Feed Zone Portables offers 75 all-new, easy, healthy recipes for portable snacks that taste great during exercise. When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found athletes weary of processed bars and gels and the same old pasta. So Lim joined professional chef Biju Thomas to make eating delicious and practical. When the menu changed, no one could argue with the race results. Their groundbreaking Feed Zone Cookbook brought the favorite recipes of the pros to everyday athletes. In their new cookbook Feed Zone Portables, Chef Biju and Dr. Lim offer 75 all-new portable food recipes for cyclists, runners, triathletes, mountain bikers, climbers, hikers, and backpackers. Each real food recipe is simple, delicious during exercise, easy to make--and ready to go on your next ride, run, climb, hike, road trip, or sporting event. Feed Zone Portables expands on the most popular features of The Feed Zone Cookbook with more quick and easy recipes for athletes, beautiful full-color photographs of every dish, complete nutrition data, tips on why these are the best foods for athletes, and time-saving ways on how to cook real food every day. In his introduction to Feed Zone Portables, Dr. Lim shows why real food is a more easily digestible, higher-performance source of energy than prepackaged fuel products. He shows how much athletes really need to eat and drink at different exercise intensities and in cold or hot weather. Because the body burns solid and liquid foods differently, Lim defines a new approach for athletes to drink for hydration and eat real food for energy. With the recipes, ideas, and guidance in Feed Zone Portables, athletes will nourish better performance with real food and learn to prepare their own creations at home or on the go. Feed Zone Portables includes 75 all-new recipes that taste great during exercise: Rice Cakes, Two-Bite Pies, Griddle Cakes, Waffles, Baked Eggs, Sticky Bites, Rice Balls, Ride Sandwiches, Baked Cakes, and Cookies A smart introduction on how real food works better for athletes More than 50 no-fuss gluten-free recipes, including great-tasting cookies and cakes More than 50 vegetarian recipes

Ride the Revolution

Author: Suze Clemitson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472912926
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Marie Marvingt decided to ride the 1908 Tour de France she was told 'absolument, non!' by M. Degranges and the Societe du Tour de France. Instead she rode each stage 15 minutes after the official race had departed and finished all 4,488 kms of the parcours - a feat that only 36 of the 110 men who entered the race could equal. Her motto? "I decided to do everything better, always and forever." It's in the spirit of Breakneck Marie that this book has been written. This is not an anthology of women writing about women's cycling. Nor is it an anthology of women writing about men's bottoms in lycra, or peloton crushes or the curse of helmet hair. This is an book that celebrates the diversity of women's writing about the glorious, sometimes murky, often bizarre and frequently hilarious world of cycling in all its soapy operatic glory - from the professional sport to the club run, on the roadside and in the saddle, behind the scenes and on the massage table. Ride the Revolution represents the best new writing on cycling from women involved in the sport at all levels – as fans, key personnel, riders, photographers, journalists and presenters. These fresh and vibrant voices examine the sport from a new perspective to provide insights that rarely make it into the mainstream - what is it like to be a top women rider or work in their support team? Where is the women's sport heading and when will more women be represented at the highest level of sport's governance? And how do you get out and ride your bike when the news is full of stories of cyclists dying and you can't get clothing that fits?