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Cycling Anatomy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2010

    Terrific illustrations

    You don't need to be a competitive cyclist to enjoy and appreciate the illustrations, exercises, and advice in this full-color book. I know that, the older I get, the shorter my rides have become because my arms tire more easily and well, my butt gets sore! This book is full of great exercises to help me get in better shape so that I can enjoy my rides and stay out longer. With chapters for legs, arms, abdomen, shoulders/neck (my favorite), chest, and back you're sure to find what you need to to improve your strength, speed, and/or endurance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    less relevant than it seemed at a glance

    OK, in theory, I suppose it is true that every muscle is either "used on the bike," or it counters and balances a muscle "used on the bike," or it's part of the "core musculature that stabilizes the body." However, as a result, this book essentially lists every single muscle group, and some excercise you can do for it in the gym. It also provides a picture of a person on a bike, highlighting those muscles. And then it adds, "you can't turn the pedals if you're not breathing well" or "you can't ride hard if your core isn't strong" or some other platitude. I was hoping for something much more bike (or bike injury, or bike-training) specific, but really, the bike aspect is mostly packaging. The exercises are no doubt useful, but they're nothing you wouldn't get from a more general "conditioning" book, or from watching other people at the gym. Only occasionally are there hints about certain exercises being useful to prevent certain injuries, or remedy a specific cycling weakness. There are no charts connecting goals to exercises.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Helpful In Planning Weight Training

    I use the the book as a supplemental reference book in planning my off-season weight and core training in conjunction with Joe Friel's Cycling Training Bible. Cycling Anatomy illustrates the muscles used in various exercises and cross-references them to illustrations of the same muscles while on the bike. The illustrations are clear and easy to see the muscles identified.

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    Posted October 19, 2010

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