Ride Fit

Overview

graded exercise programs to take you from occasional rider to regular rider and competition level rider

training schedules will also help you maintain general fitness levels, lose weight, and improve your well-being

offers expert advice on how to find the right equipment, based on your individual profile

provides essential guidelines for avoiding injury and building fitness ...

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Overview

graded exercise programs to take you from occasional rider to regular rider and competition level rider

training schedules will also help you maintain general fitness levels, lose weight, and improve your well-being

offers expert advice on how to find the right equipment, based on your individual profile

provides essential guidelines for avoiding injury and building fitness safely and effectively

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764145421
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,535,737
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


David Fiedler has written hundreds of articles about bicycling and fitness for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal online, and many other publications. His cycling experience includes bicycle racing and triathlete events and he is also an organizer of bike tours.
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Table of Contents

introduction 6

getting things rolling 8

the different types of cycling 10

how to use this book 12

ready to ride? 14

going for goals 16

time management 18

bikes and bits 20

into the saddle 22

are you sitting comfortably? 24

the ride of your life 26

cycling essentials 28

summer clothing 30

winter clothing 32

useful tools 34

food for thought 36

food groups 38

healthy eating 40

water relief 42

supplements 44

meals on wheels 46

ride fit skills 48

ride skills - braking 50

ride skills - cornering 52

ride skills - changing gear 54

ride skills - handling skills 56

ride skills - riding with others 58

fit skills - stretching 60

fit skills - weight training 64

fit skills - core training 68

training programs 70

training - the basics 72

level 1 starting out 74

level 2 riding for fitness 76

level 3 building a long ride 78

level 4 increasing your speed 82

level 5 your first challenge ride 88

level 6 challenge performance 2 92

how to change a flat 96

how to clean your bike 98

cycling diary 100

glossary 126

index 128

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