The Cyclist's Training Bible

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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, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals.

Friel empowers athletes with every...

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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:

  • use power meters to balance fatigue and recovery and maximize fitness and form;
  • 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.

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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

"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

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030202
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 177,777
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Friel's TrainingBible Coaching company is one of the most respected and successful in endurance sports. Joe has been training endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and duathlon. Joe is an elite certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master’s degree in exercise science. Joe is a featured columnist for VeloNews and Inside Triathlon magazines and his articles and interviews appear in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe conducts training and racing seminars around the world and online 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, Training Peaks, a web-based software company, and Training Bible Coaching.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Tudor O. Bompa, PhD
Prologue to the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part I The Self-Trained Cyclist

Chapter 1: Commitment
Change
Attributes of Champions

Chapter 2: Smart Training
Systematic Training
The Ten Commandments of Training

Part II From Lab to Road

Chapter 3: The Science of Training
Physiology and Fitness
Training Stress
Fatigue
Principles of Training

Chapter 4: Intensity
Measuring Intensity
Race-Fit Systems
Multisystem Training
Training Time by Intensity Zone
Measuring Fitness
Fatigue, Fitness, and Form

Part III Training with a Purpose

Chapter 5: Testing
Physical Assessment
Performance Assessment
Applying Test Results
Self-Assessment

Chapter 6: Racing Abilities
Limiters
Basic Racing Abilities
Advanced Racing Abilities
Meeting the Demands of Racing
Training of Abilities
Ability Regions

Part IV Planning

Chapter 7: Planning to Race
Training Systems
Training Periods
Periodization Alternatives

Chapter 8: The Training Year
The Annual Training Plan
Changing the Annual Training Plan

Chapter 9: Planning Workouts
Annual Plan Workout Categories
Weekly Training by Period
Weekly Routines

Chapter 10: Stage Race Training
Crash Cycles
The Training Plan
The Race Plan

Chapter 11: Case Studies
Case Study 1: Single-Peak Season
Case Study 2: Lots of Time and Limiters
Case Study 3: Three Race Peaks
Case Study 4: Summer Base Training
Case Study 5: New to Training with Power
Case Study 6: The Aging Athlete

Part V Other Aspects of Training

Chapter 12: Strength
Strength Training Benefits
Getting Started
Strength Training Phases
Seasonal Periodization of Strength Training
Determining Load
Miscellaneous Guidelines
Undulating Periodization of Strength Training
Strength Exercises
Complex Training

Chapter 13: Stretching
Benefits of Stretching
Stretching Models
Yoga
Cycling Stretches

Chapter 14: Unique Needs
Women
Masters
Juniors
Novices

Chapter 15: Using a Training Diary
Planning with a Diary
Analysis

Chapter 16: Fuel
Food as Fuel
Eating for Recovery
Periodization of Diet
Body Weight Management
Antioxidant Supplements
Ergogenic Aids

Chapter 17: Problems
Risk and Reward
Overtraining
Burnout
Illness
Injuries

Chapter 18: Recovery
The Need for Recovery
Recovery Periodization
Recovery Time
Recovery Phases
Active Recovery
Individualization
Recovery in the Real World

Epilogue
Appendix A: Maximum Weight Chart
Appendix B: Annual Training Plan Template
Appendix C: Workout Menu
Appendix D: Race Evaluation Form, Season Results Form, Diary Pages
Glossary
References and Recommended Reading
Index
About the Author
 

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  • Posted May 20, 2009

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    Friel the Real Deal

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    If you want to win, follow this plan.

    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!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    She walks to find the gymnastics room

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    Olivia Black

    She came in and sat on the floor, begining to stretch.

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    Anikaa

    Peeked in, then proceded to the wind tunnel with her skis over her shoulder and her helmet under her arm.

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