The Cyclist's Training Bible [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Cyclist's Training Bible is designed to help amateurs create a training plan and refine the skills needed to succeed in the sport. Divided into five parts, the book covers commitment and common sense, general concepts, training with a purpose, designing a yearlong plan, and practical strategies for reinforcing training. Dozens of photos, charts, tables and worksheets are featured in this edition that includes 25 percent new and updated material.
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The Cyclist's Training Bible

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Overview

The Cyclist's Training Bible is designed to help amateurs create a training plan and refine the skills needed to succeed in the sport. Divided into five parts, the book covers commitment and common sense, general concepts, training with a purpose, designing a yearlong plan, and practical strategies for reinforcing training. Dozens of photos, charts, tables and worksheets are featured in this edition that includes 25 percent new and updated material.
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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937716240
  • Publisher: VeloPress
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 4th Ed.
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 343,897
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)
  • File size: 18 MB
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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

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    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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    *props snowboard against wall*

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    She walks to find the gymnastics room

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    Posted February 8, 2014

    Olivia Black

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    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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    Posted December 9, 2009

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