Performance Cycling

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From a U.S. Olympic coach, physiologist, and veteran cyclist comes Performance Cycling—the ideal training manual for the several million coaches, cyclists, and endurance athletes of all ages and abilities who want to rev up their RPMs and go for personal gold. With techniques utilized by national champions and Olympians, this unique, cutting-edge guide covers the proven ways to make any body perform for maximum endurance and toughness.

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Overview

From a U.S. Olympic coach, physiologist, and veteran cyclist comes Performance Cycling—the ideal training manual for the several million coaches, cyclists, and endurance athletes of all ages and abilities who want to rev up their RPMs and go for personal gold. With techniques utilized by national champions and Olympians, this unique, cutting-edge guide covers the proven ways to make any body perform for maximum endurance and toughness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071410915
  • Publisher: Ragged Mountain Press
  • Publication date: 6/12/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 915,735
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface viii
Introduction: Cycling and Science Come of Age 1
Part 1 The Human Body
1. Anatomy of the Machine 5
Muscular System
Digestive System
Endocrine System
Cardiovascular System
2. Fuel for the Machine 13
Energy Production
Digestion and Metabolism of Macronutrients
Energy Pathways
Macronutrient Needs
Micronutrient Needs
Questions and Answers
3. Testing and Evaluation 29
Maximal Oxygen Consumption Test (VO[subscript 2] Max Test)
Lactate Threshold, Maximal Steady State, and Maximum Sustainable Power Output
Wingate Anaerobic Test
Are Blood Tests Necessary?
Questions and Answers
Part 2 Training Plans
4. Training Philosophies 47
Assessing Current Abilities
Setting Goals
5. Formulating a Training Schedule 55
Prescribing and Monitoring Workout Intensity
6. Choosing Workouts 61
Core Workouts
Block Training
7. Preseason Training: the Four-Phase Plan 67
The Four-Phase Approach
Phase 1 Resistance Training
Phase 2 Aerobic Endurance
Phase 3 Supermaximum Sustainable Power Intervals
Phase 4 Maximum Sustainable Power Intervals
Questions and Answers
8. Training During the Competitive Season 97
Becoming a Stronger Rider: Developing Power during the Competitive Season
Specializing for Types of Events and Peaking for Races
9. Should You Hire a Coach? 117
Evaluating Your Needs and Expectations
Evaluating a Potential Coach
Part 3 Training Aids
10. Ergogenic Aids 123
Evaluating Ergogenic Aids
Reviews of Potential Ergogenic Agents
Other Potential Ergogenic Aids
Questions and Answers
Afterword: Directions for the Future 146
References 147
Index 157
About the Author 164
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