Ride Your Way Lean: The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike

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Forget gym memberships and long, boring hours on the cardio machine. Bicycling magazine columnist Selene Yeager shows that by varying your rides and incorporating elements such as intervals and hill work, cycling can easily burn more than 600 calories per hour. By following her training plans, created with the founder of Performance Driven Coaching, James Herrera, and her sensible nutritional advice you can embark on a weight-loss program that ...

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Overview

Forget gym memberships and long, boring hours on the cardio machine. Bicycling magazine columnist Selene Yeager shows that by varying your rides and incorporating elements such as intervals and hill work, cycling can easily burn more than 600 calories per hour. By following her training plans, created with the founder of Performance Driven Coaching, James Herrera, and her sensible nutritional advice you can embark on a weight-loss program that is both effective and fun.

Inside you'll find:

Everything you need to get started-from advice on selecting the proper bicycle to choosing gear that will make the most of your riding efforts

What to eat before, during, and after you ride

Detailed cycling plans for each of four unique weight-loss goals:

Big Weight Loss (35 to 50+ pounds)

Drop a Size (20 to 35 pounds)

Shed the Stubborn Spare Tire (5 to 15 pounds)

Fit For Life (weight maintenance)

An off-the-bike strength training program that will complement your cycling and boost fat-burning

Inspiring stories of people who have lost weight and kept it off through cycling

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605294063
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 320,363
  • Product dimensions: 9.34 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

SELENE YEAGER  is a trusted authority on training, nutrition, and weight loss for Bicycling. She is the author of several books and writes regularly for Runner’s World, Prevention, Shape, and Self. She lives in Emmaus, PA.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction vii

1 The Facts on Fat: Why we gain weight so easily and how to lose it the same way 1

2 Gearing up for the Road to Weight Loss: From your bike to your butt-everything you need for your cycling pleasure 22

3 Get Fit Faster: How to use your bike as the ultimate weight-loss tool 37

4 Ride it off: All the plans you need for all the weight you want to lose 53

5 Eat to Lose: Eat to ride. Ride to eat. Shed pounds by doing both 84

6 Take it inside: Make those rides to "nowhere" take you somewhere great 121

7 Off-the-Bike Training: Rev your metabolism, get stronger, ride faster, have more fun 141

8 Keeping it Off: Once the weight is gone, keep it gone for good 190

Index 200

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Great read!

    I was riding for 6 months before I picked up this book. Wish I'd read it sooner. Very informative and use it almost on a daily basis as a reference. Great for organizing your riding and providing guidance to achieving your personal goals.

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  • Posted November 21, 2010

    recommend highly

    she packs a lot of good information in her book!!

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