Cycling Anatomy: Your Illustrated Guide for Cycling Strength, Speed, and Endurance

Cycling Anatomy: Your Illustrated Guide for Cycling Strength, Speed, and Endurance

Paperback Sports Anatomy

By (author) Shannon Sovndal

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 251mm x 13mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736075879
  • ISBN 13: 9780736075879
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 1 colour illustrations, 215 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 22,929

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This book allows readers to see what it takes to maximise cycling power, speed and endurance! "Cycling Anatomy" will give readers the knowledge to improve their performance by increasing muscular strength and optimising the efficiency of every movement. "Cycling Anatomy" features 74 of the most effective cycling exercises, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action. This book goes beyond exercises by placing with illustrations of the active muscles involved in cornering, climbing, descending and sprinting, detailing exactly the exercises which are fundamentally linked to cycling performance. From steep inclines to slick terrains, "Cycling Anatomy" will ensure cyclists are prepared for any challenge in the road ahead. Riders can learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas, reduce muscle tension and minimise common cycling injuries, finally learning ways to pull it all together to develop training based on the individuals needs and goals. Whether training for an upcoming century ride or just trying to best that killer hill with strength to spare, "Cycling Anatomy" will ensure every reader gets the most out of every ride.

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Shannon Sovndal, MD, is the owner and founder of Thrive Health and Fitness Medicine (Thrive HFM), an elite team of physicians, exercise physiologists and athletes who provide clients with the highest level of personalised health care, life management and fitness training. Most recently, he served as a team physician for the Garmin/Chipotle professional cycling team. He also works as a board-certified emergency medicine physician at Boulder Community Hospital in Colorado and as a physician at the General Center for Clinical Research at the University of Colorado. Before becoming a physician, Sovndal raced road bikes in the United States, winning the California/Nevada District Championship and many other road races and criteriums. Sovndal is a co-author of Fitness Cycling and has written numerous sports-related articles and lectured on exercise-related topics. He attended medical school at Columbia University in New York and completed his residency at Stanford University.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Cyclist in Motion; Chapter 2. Arms; Chapter 3. Neck and Shoulders; Chapter 4. Chest; Chapter 5. Back; Chapter 6. Abdomen; Chapter 7. Legs: Muscle Isolation; Chapter 8. Legs: Complete Power; Chapter 9. Whole-Body Training for Cycling.