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The Cyclist's Training Bible
     

The Cyclist's Training Bible

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by Joe Friel
 

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Coach Joe Friel is the most trusted name in endurance sports coaching, and his Cyclist's Training Bible is the most comprehensive and reliable training resource ever written for cyclists. This new edition of the bestselling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive,

Overview

Coach Joe Friel is the most trusted name in endurance sports coaching, and his Cyclist's Training Bible is the most comprehensive and reliable training resource ever written for cyclists. This new edition of the bestselling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals.

Friel empowers athletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing to race. This fourth edition includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat. Friel explains how cyclists can:

  • best gauge intensity with power meters and other new training technology to maximize form and fitness and reduce fatigue;
  • more knowledgeably and accurately make changes to their annual training plan over the course of a season;
  • dramatically build muscular endurance with strength training;
  • improve body composition and recovery with smarter nutrition.

With more case studies to draw from and multiple contingency plans for those times when training doesn't progress as planned, The Cyclist's Training Bible continues to be the definitive guide to optimal cycling performance.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S., and his book The Cyclist's Training Bible has become, well... the Bible of the sport." — Bicycling magazine

"Joe Friel is one of the world's foremost experts on endurance sports." — Outside magazine

"One of the most trusted coaches in triathlon." — LAVA magazine

"I find Friel's book a treasure of information for cyclists of all levels." — Andy Hampsten, 1988 Giro d'Italia winner, 1992 Tour de France stage winner at Alpe d'Huez

"The Cyclist's Training Bible will have you systematically training just as world-class cyclists do. If you scrupulously follow its guidelines, I'm confident your racing performance will dramatically improve." — Tudor Bompa, PhD

"Nothing else comes close to The Cyclist's Training Bible's comprehensive approach to planning out a season, creating a training schedule and incorporating diet and resistance training to an overall plan." — BikeRumor.com

"Packed with worksheets, charts, visuals and a dense index and references for further reading, The Cyclist's Training Bible is an arsenal of encyclopedic information for ambitious riders." — DailyPeloton.com

"The Cyclist's Training Bible has become a cyclist's best chance at achieving their goals. This is the ultimate manual for growth as a cyclist." — BicycleSmile.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934030202
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
330
Sales rank:
204,606
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S., and his book The Cyclist's Training Bible has become, well... the Bible of the sport." — Bicycling magazine

"I find Friel's book a treasure of information for cyclists of all levels." — Andy Hampsten, 1988 Giro d'Italia winner, 1992 Tour de France stage winner at Alpe d'Huez

"This book will have you systematically training just as world-class cyclists do. If you scrupulously follow its guidelines, I'm confident your racing performance will dramatically improve." — Tudor Bompa, PhD

“Nothing else comes close to The Cyclist’s Training Bible's comprehensive approach to planning out a season, creating a training schedule and incorporating diet and resistance training to an overall plan.” — BikeRumor.com

"Packed with worksheets, charts, visuals and a dense index and references for further reading, The Cyclist’s Training Bible is an arsenal of encyclopedic information for ambitious riders." — DailyPeloton.com

"The Cyclist's Training Bible has become a cyclist's best chance at achieving their goals. This is the ultimate manual for growth as a cyclist." — BicycleSmile.com

Meet the Author

Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world. He is the best-selling author of The Triathlete's Training Bible, The Cyclist's Training Bible, Fast After 50, Going Long, Your Best Triathlon, The Power Meter Handbook, and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching service is one of the most successful and respected in endurance sports.

Joe has trained endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in triathlon, duathlon, road cycling, and mountain biking.

He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses; TrainingPeaks, a web-based software company; and TrainingBible Coaching.

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The Cyclist's Training Bible 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Staccato More than 1 year ago
Joe Friel is one of the leading cycling coaches in the country. This is a thorough, comprehensive, well-written text geared towards the cyclist who aspires to racing (or at least very high-performance recreational riding and fitness), or is currently racing. Quite current, covering newer aspects of training for cyclists including use of power meters. The cover photo is unfortunate, but don't let this put you off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*props snowboard against wall*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peeked in, then proceded to the wind tunnel with her skis over her shoulder and her helmet under her arm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Looking for a way to build a cohesive plan between cycling and gym training, I knew there was a way other than just riding hard all the time. This is it. Following a carefully laid plan of anotomical adoptation, strength training, power training, muscular endurance, while at the same time following specific riding goals in Base 1, 2, 3, build 1, 2, and Peak, I was able to significantly reduce my lacatate threshold levels, lower my working heart rate, and do really well in races. Everyone that asks me how I improved last year, gets the speech: BUY and FOLLOW this book!