Off Season Training for Cyclists

Author: Ed Burke
Publisher: Velopress
ISBN: 9781884737404
Format: PDF
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Offers cyclists advice on how to stay fit in the off-season, through winter sports, indoor workouts, weight training, and cross-training

Body For Life

Author: Bill Phillips
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060193393
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mention the name Bill Phillips to any of the people he's helped transform and you will see their faces light up with appreciation and respect. These people include: Hundreds of thousands of men and women who read his magazine for guidance and straightforward information about exercise, nutrition, and living with strength. Elite professional athletes, among them John Elway, Karl Malone, Mike Piazza, and Terrell Davis ?ho have turned to Phillips for clear–cut information to enhance their energy and performance. People once plagued by obesity, alcoholism, and life–threatening ailments who accepted a personal challenge from Bill Phillips and, with his help, have regained control of their bodies and their lives. When you begin to apply the information in this book, you will be proving to yourself that astounding changes are within your grasp too. And, you will discover Body–for–LIFE is much more than a book about physical fitness ?t's a gateway to a new and better life, a life of rewarding and fulfilling moments, perhaps more spectacular than you've ever dared to dream before. Within 12 weeks, you too are going to know ?ot believe, but know : that the transformation you've created with your body is merely an example of the power you have to transform everything else in your world. In language that is vivid and down–to–earth, Bill Phillips guides you, step by step, through the integrated Body–for–LIFE Program, which reveals: How to lose fat and increase your strength by exercising less, not more; How to tap into an endless source of energy by living with the Power MindsetTM; How to create more time for everything meaningful in your life; How to trade hours of aerobics for minutes of weight training ?ith dramatic results; How to make continual progress by using the High–Point TechniqueTM; How to feed your muscles while starving fat with the Nutrition–for–LIFE MethodTM; How thousands of ordinary people have now become extraordinary and how you can, too; How to gain control of your body and life, once and for all. The principles of the Body–for–LIFE Program are surprisingly simple but remarkably powerful. So allow yourself to experience the force of the information in this book, allow yourself to take your mind, your body, your life to a higher point than you may have ever dreamed you could. All in as little as 12 weeks.

Weight Training for Cyclists

Author: Ken Doyle
Publisher: Velopress
ISBN: 9781884737435
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written from the premise that optimum cycling performance demands total body strength, Weight Training for Cyclists informs the serious cyclist on how to increase strength with weight training, as cycling alone cannot completely develop the muscle group used while riding. The authors identify and simplify the most current scientific information on strength training, answer questions about exercise and technique, and explain how to design a year round training program.

Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists

Author: Jacques DeVore
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623367743
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists is a radical strength-based training program aimed at increasing cycling speed, athletic longevity, and overall health in half the training time. Rather than improving endurance by riding longer distances, you’ll learn how to do it by reducing your riding time and adding heavy strength and power training. Traditionally cyclists and endurance athletes have avoided strength and power training, believing that the extra muscle weight will slow them down, but authors Jacques DeVore and Roy M. Wallack show that exactly the opposite is true. The Maximum Overload program uses weightlifting to create sustainable power and improved speed while drastically reducing training time and eliminating the dreaded deterioration that often occurs during the second half of a ride. A 40-minute Maximum Overload workout, done once or twice a week, can replace a long day in the saddle and lead to even better results. This comprehensive program includes unique takes on diet, interval training, hard and easy training, and sustainable power. Backed by the most trusted authority in the sport, Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists is a book that no cyclist should be without.

Weight Training for Cyclists

Author: Eric Schmitz
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716465
Format: PDF
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In addition to the powerful quads and chiseled calves they're known for, cyclists need strong core muscles and solid upper-body strength to use their power efficiently. Weight Training for Cyclists is the only book available that shows cyclists how they can get stronger to ride stronger. This revised second edition presents new information on core strength, nutrition, stretching and warm-up. Now comprehensively illustrated with easy-to-follow drawings, the authors explain in clear terms how strength training in the weight room translates to endurance and power on the bike. With the latest research on strength building buttressed by the most recent and effective equipment innovations, Weight Training for Cyclists presents a series of training plans that require only a fraction of the time that cyclists spend in the saddle. For newcomers and veterans alike, Weight Training for Cyclists will become their fundamental guide to better performance.

Tom Danielson s Core Advantage

Author: Tom Danielson
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716295
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tom Danielson's Core Advantage offers a simple, highly effective core strength program for cyclists. This comprehensive approach shows the 50 essential core workout exercises that will build strength and endurance in the key core muscles for cycling—no gym membership required. Professional cyclist Tom Danielson used to have a bad back. He shifted in the saddle, never comfortable, often riding in pain. Hearing that core strength could help his back, he started doing crunches, which made matters worse. He turned to personal trainer Allison Westfahl for a new approach. Danielson and Westfahl developed all-new core exercises to build core strength specifically for cycling, curing Danielson's back problems. Better yet, Danielson found that stronger core muscles boosted his pedaling efficiency and climbing power. Using Danielson's core exercises, cyclists of all abilities will enjoy faster, pain-free riding. Cyclists will perform simple exercises using their own body weight to build strength in the low back, hips, abs, chest, and shoulders without adding unwanted bulk and without weights, machines, or a gym membership. Each Core Advantage exercise complements the motions of riding a bike so cyclists strengthen the right muscles that stabilize and support the body, improving efficiency and reducing the fatigue that can lead to overuse injuries and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced training plans will help bike racers, century riders, and weekend warriors to build core strength throughout the season. Each plan features warm-up stretches and 15 core exercises grouped into workouts for injury resistance, better posture, improved stability and bike handling, endurance, and power. Westfahl explains the goal for each exercise, which Danielson models in clear photographs. Riding a bike takes more than leg strength. Now Tom Danielson's Core Advantage lays out the core strengthening routines that enable longer, faster rides.

Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists

Author: Phil Burt
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472940121
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Phil Burt and Martin Evans have worked with the world's best cyclists, including the Great Britain Cycling Team, devising and implementing highly effective off the bike training plans. Now, in Strength and Conditioning for Cyclists you can benefit from their wealth of knowledge and experience and apply it to make you a stronger, faster and more robust cyclist. Use the self-assessment, inspired by the Functional Movement Screening used by the Great Britain Cycling Team, to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Discover the mobility and strengthening movements that are most applicable to your needs, maximising effectiveness and avoiding wasted time. Learn how to devise your own personalised and progressive off the bike training plan, how to schedule it into your year and combine it most effectively with your cycling.

Weight Training for Cycling

Author: Chris Burnham
Publisher: Price World Publishing
ISBN: 1619844230
Format: PDF
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The typical cycling-training program consists of lots of miles with a few more miles sprinkled on top. While riding a bike is a necessity for being fast on a bike, there is a lot of potential to improve performance with a well-designed strength-training program. With a detailed program that includes mobility work, nutrition guidelines, recovery protocols, and detailed exercise instructions, this book will give you all the tools you need to take your cycling to the next level. No other cycling book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book was written specifically for cyclists to increase strength, speed, endurance, and stamina and will have you maximizing your performance in all areas. Written by cycling expert Chris Burnham, "Weight Training for Cycling" features a program guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. • Improve cycling performance • Improve flexibility and comfort on the bike • Increase Testosterone, Growth Hormone, and other anabolic hormones • Prevent Overuse Injuries • Prevent age-related diseases like Osteopenia and Sarcopenia

Fitness Cycling

Author: Shannon Sovndal
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450429300
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From customized workouts to authoritative advice, this title provides effective workouts for achieving peak physical conditioning. It features 56 workouts based on specific aspects of riding, such as base building, interval training, sprint and hill climbing and time trialling. Each workout is colour coded for intensity level.

Workouts in a Binder

Author: Gale Bernhardt
Publisher: Velopress
ISBN: 9781931382205
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Triathletes who hope to improve their swimming too often mix and match workouts or workout segments with no particular goal. The workouts in this set provide a handy, compact, inspiring -- and waterproof -- program. Written by an elite-level triathlon and cycling coach, and a former U.S. National Team swimming coach, the book comprises seven workout categories: Anaerobic Endurance Speed, Anaerobic Endurance Form, Force Speed, Force Form, Muscular Endurance Speed, Muscular Endurance Form, and Muscular Endurance Distance. The variety of workouts included and their ease of use keep the process engaging and allow users to more easily achieve elusive swimming goals. Workouts in a Binder can easily be used in conjunction with triathlon training manuals such as Training Plans for Multisport Athletes or The Triathlete's Training Bible, or as stand-alone workouts for swimmers. Illustrated throughout, a bound set of waterproof workout cards for triathletes at all levels is also included.