The Triathlete's Training Bible

The Triathlete's Training Bible

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Coach Joe Friel has equipped thousands of triathletes for success in the sport. This new edition of his best-selling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. "The Triathlete's Training Bible" is the most comprehensive reference available to triathletes, and it speaks to triathletes of all ability levels, whatever their experience. Friel empowers triathletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, and preparing to race. With a solid understanding of the science behind Friel's proven methodology, triathletes can easily develop a personal training plan and know how to adapt it throughout the season based on their body's response to training. The third edition, now in a two-color format, includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat. Triathletes will discover how to: build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training; precisely gauge intensity with the latest in training technology to maximize form and fitness and reduce fatigue; improve economy in swimming, cycling, and running; competently adapt annual training plans over the course of a season; and, improve body composition and recovery with smarter nutrition. As the sport of triathlon continues to boom, it can be difficult to stay abreast of the latest trends and research and even harder to remain competitive. With more case studies to draw from and multiple contingency plans for those times when training doesn't go as planned, triathletes can count on Joe Friel to help them maximize their potential. Two-color interior, illustrations, charts, and tables throughout. Over 170,000 copies sold in all more

Product details

  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 216 x 278 x 26mm | 2,619.96g
  • Boulder, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • colour illustrations, charts & tables
  • 1934030198
  • 9781934030196
  • 12,389

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"Joe Friel is one of the world's foremost experts on endurance sports." -- Outside magazine"One of the most trusted coaches in triathlon." -- LAVA magazine"Joe Friel's wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes from beginners to elite professionals." --Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion"25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe's professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential." --Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion""The Triathlete's Training Bible" is a fantastic guide. You can't go wrong using the advice in this book." -- Scott "The Terminator" Molina, triathlon's winningest pro "Joe Friel has spent most of his life in devotion to the understanding and teaching of sport. Joe has managed to focus on the key components to athletic success while weeding out the noise. This book will play a substantial role in helping you take the next step as a triathlete." -- Justin Daerr, triathlon coach "As a triathlon coach, 2004 Olympian, and former top-ranked triathlete in the world, I've used "The Triathlete's Training Bible" as one of my key references. Joe Friel's training books have made the once "crazy" sport of triathlon accessible to the public while also guiding seasoned athletes to their full potential." -- Barb Lindquist""The Triathlete's Training Bible" combines scientific research with the experience of a top endurance coach to provide the best training resource book available." -- Gale Bernhardt, 2004 Team USA Olympic Triathlon Head Coach""The Triathlete's Training Bible" can help you train for any distance and is most useful to newbies and self-trained athletes who want traditional training advice." -- Library Journal"show more

About Joe Friel

Joe Friel is one of the most recognised names in triathlon coaching and the best-selling author of The Triathlete's Training Bible, Going Long, Your First Triathlon, and The Cyclist's Training Bible, and The Mountain Biker's Training Bible. His clients include professional and amateur triathletes, duathletes, road cyclists and mountain bikers. He is a certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. A successful Training Bible Coaching franchise operates in the more

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Train with Triathlon s Most Trusted Guide!"Fully illustrated with an easy-to-use two-color format"Everything you need to know about preparing for a triathlon is in this book. Praised by professional and amateur athletes alike as the most comprehensive reference available, "The Triathlete s Training Bible" includes all of the lastest advances in training methods and technology. Regardless of your experience, you can find success in triathlon with Joe Friel s step-by-step approach to season planning and race preparation. This third edition is fully revised and expanded with the sport s latest proven strategies, including: How to maximize form and fitness and effectively manage fatigueDrills and stategies for improved economy in swimming, cycling, and runningThe best way to adapt your training plan over the course of a seasonSmarter nutrition to improve your body composition and speed recoverySupplemental strength training to build efficiency and powerWhatever goals you set for yourself, "The Triathlete s Training Bible" will help you reach them. Let Joe Friel guide you to your maximum potential and best performance. Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. His professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology have helped many endurance athletes of all abilities to reach their full athletic potential. Simon Lessing, five-time world champion Joe Friel s wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding, and he has a wonderful way of sharing that will all athletes, from beginners to elite professionals. Siri Lindley, two-time world champion"show more

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