Weight Training for Cyclists: A Total Body Program for Power and Endurance

Weight Training for Cyclists: A Total Body Program for Power and Endurance

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By (author) Ken Doyle, By (author) Eric Schmitz

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  • Publisher: VELOPRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 212 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder
  • ISBN 10: 1934030295
  • ISBN 13: 9781934030295
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 40,845

Product description

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.

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Ken Doyle, a licensed coach with the U.S. Cycling Federation, is an exercise physiologist certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He currently coaches a road and a mountain bike team, and is also the head coach of the Santa Barbara Special Olympics Cycling Team. Eric Schmitz has a degree in Exercise Physiology and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is a Level I USAT triathlon coach and the creator of two strength and conditioning DVDs.

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"Whether you are a new or seasoned rider, this book is for you and offers great illustrations of the changing approaches to off-the-bike training. Daily Peloton"Weight Training for Cyclists covers everything you need to know. With detailed drawings of exercises that cover everything from stretching, upper, lower and core strength, as well as power development, you have a full training guide in your hands. BicycleSmile"Weight Training for Cyclists presents clear and precise exercises for cyclists in a clear and logical order, with easy-to-follow drawings. An ideal book to help you gain power and endurance. Arrivee magazine"A valuable resource for any cyclist. It not only gives you workouts, but it also takes you through finding a gym and a trainer, gym etiquette, the equipment, and more. BikeWorldNews.com"The book is perfect to keep cyclists busy in the gym during the long, colder winter months. Gives enough challenging exercises and a variety of workouts to keep cyclists occupied on being stronger for spring. Salt Lake Tribune"The volume is superbly illustrated with many line drawings showing a remarkable number of exercises. TheWashingMachinePost.net"

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Cyclists like to pile on the miles, but mileage alone can leave important muscle groups underdeveloped.True improvement requires a balanced program of off-season weight training coupled with strength maintenance throughout the year to build total body strength. "Weight Training for Cyclists" will show you how to create the power you're looking for and make you a better overall rider.You don't have to wait another season for the results you want.By adopting this total body training program, you will improve your cycling strength, skills, and endurance--without adding bulk. In addition to building balanced strength, the resistance training program from authors Ken Doyle and Eric Schmitz will also: Improve sprinting power and climbing paceIncrease bone densityBoost lactate threshold and aerobic powerImprove exercise efficiencyWith detailed illustrations and instructions on how to perform the recommended exercises safely, Weight Training for Cyclists will help you develop the balanced program you need for success.Ken Doyle has a degree in exercise physiology and is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has coached teams and individual cyclists for 25 years, is a licensed coach with the U.S. Cycling Federation, and is the head coach of the Santa Barbara Special Olympics Cycling Team.Eric Schmitz also has a degree in exercise physiology and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.