The Time-crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, Powerful in 6 Hours a Week

The Time-crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, Powerful in 6 Hours a Week

Paperback Time-Crunched Athlete

By (author) Chris Carmichael, By (author) Jim Rutberg

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  • Publisher: VELOPRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 262 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 25 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder
  • ISBN 10: 193403083X
  • ISBN 13: 9781934030837
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: charts & tables throughout
  • Sales rank: 24,736

Product description

In "The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week", Lance Armstrong's personal coach Chris Carmichael presents a revolutionary new approach to cycling training. "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" reveals the fastest way to get faster so that busy cyclists can build competitive cycling fitness on a realistic schedule. Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" is the book busy working professionals have been waiting for. Its proven concepts and training programmes enable cyclists to push the pace in the local group ride, have fun and perform well in local races, or tackle a challenging 100-mile fundraiser ride without committing to a high-volume training programme. Carmichael's popular time-crunched training programme shows cyclists how to build fitness fast by tapping the power of high-intensity interval workouts. Through 8 proven training plans, beginning and experienced cyclists will take a low-mileage route to new speed. Each plan includes effective time-crunched workouts, nutrition guidelines, and supplemental strength training. "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" will help former racers, bicycle commuters, cross fans, and mountain bikers capture their best performance - all in the time they have right now. This new edition includes plans for road, cyclocross, mountain bike events, and multi-day tours - and even shows how to turn your daily bicycle commute into a time-crunched workout.

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Author information

Chris Carmichael was as an Olympian and a professional cyclist before becoming a renowned coach, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. He has coached 7-time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong since 1990. He served as the Men's Road Coach for the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team during the 1992 Olympic Games, and was the Head Coach for the U.S. Cycling Team for the 1996 Olympic Games. Jim Rutberg is the Editorial Director and a coach for Carmichael Training Systems, and co-author, with Carmichael, of many books and innumerable web and magazine articles. His work has appeared in Bicycling, Outside, Men's Health, Men's Journal, VeloNews, Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, and more.

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"For those with tight schedules and real life demands, "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" offers an alternative to hanging up the bike in frustration." -- DailyPeloton.com"Chris Carmichael's newest book, "The Time-Crunched Cyclist", is worth a look for anyone with a real life." -- PezCyclingNews.com"It's very hard: a) to put this book down and b) not to pick up a useful amount of beneficial knowledge from it." -- TheWashingMachinePost.net"With the training plans, nutritional information, case studies, race and ride tips, success stories and more, "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" certainly gave me new hope that I would be able to train well to truly enjoy the sport that I love. If you are, like me, a cyclist with too little free time on your hands, I would definitely recommend that you buy and read this book." -- BikeWorldNews.com"Carmichael explains superbly in the book how a training program which features shorter but higher intensity training coupled with good recovery periods can deliver spectacular results." -- Roadcycling.co.nz

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Get Fit in Less Time If you love cycling but are running out of time to train for it, "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" can return you to the front of the pack in six hours a week. That's right: Six hours a week is all you need to build competitive fitness and regain race-winning form. Chris Carmichael's revolutionary high-intensity, low-volume training program will fit your lifestyle and support your goals. Proven among thousands of cyclists worldwide, "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" will help you: Push the pace in your local group rideGet top results in your regional race seriesPrepare for a demanding Gran Fondo, charity ride, or centuryBuild endurance for challenging multiday eventsWhether you are a former racer, a commuter building fitness every day, a cyclocrosser making the most of a short race season, or a mountain biker eyeing an ambitious endurance race, "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" will help you capture your best performance--all in the time you have right now. Give yourself 6 hours a week and take back the fitness that's rightfully yours.