Cross-Training for Endurance Athletes: Building Stability, Balance, and Strength

Cross-Training for Endurance Athletes: Building Stability, Balance, and Strength

by Raul Guisado
     
 

Most athletes know that strength and flexibility are critical parts of a successful training program. But endurance athletes place extraordinary demands on their bodies. In order to prevent injury and enhance performance, these athletes need to correct muscular imbalances and improve functional movement, efficiency, and force production.

Now, for the first time,

Overview

Most athletes know that strength and flexibility are critical parts of a successful training program. But endurance athletes place extraordinary demands on their bodies. In order to prevent injury and enhance performance, these athletes need to correct muscular imbalances and improve functional movement, efficiency, and force production.

Now, for the first time, Olympic coach Raul Guisado takes crosstraining beyond the basics of strength and flexibility to explain the benefits that trunk stability, joint stability, power, and agility can produce in a training program. Guisado also stresses the importance of integrating these crosstraining workouts in your training—not just in the off-season, but throughout the year.

With over 80 illustrated exercises, distance runners, road cyclists, mountain bikers, swimmers, Nordic and alpine skiers, triathletes, and adventure runners can develop crosstraining workouts specific to their common weaknesses or overuse areas.

Whether you are new to endurance sports or are an ultra-athlete, this book is an essential supplement to your current training program. It is sure to improve your overall fitness, and it will help fine-tune your body for maximum performance in your chosen sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974625409
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Meet the Author

Raul Guisado's unique and proven approach to strength and conditioning has been developed through a combination of his athletic experience, education, and success as an Olympic coach. He grew up in California to become an accomplished bicycle racer, ski racer, and surfer and has been coaching athletes in a variety of sports since 1989. Raul studied kinesiology at Colorado University–Boulder, has a degree in physiology from the University of California–Santa Barbara, and is pursuing a graduate degree in sport psychology. He is a USA Cycling–licensed expert cycling coach, a U.S. Skiing Association professional ski coach, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. From 1995 to 1999, Raul worked for the U.S. Ski Team as a World Cup/Olympic coach and strength and conditioning coach. He was a coach in the 1998, 2002, and 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

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