The Power Meter Handbook: A User's Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes

The Power Meter Handbook: A User's Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes

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by Joe Friel
     
 

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IT’S TRUE: A power meter is the best training tool you can put on your bike. Even if you have been racing for years, a power meter can take you from the middle of the pack to the podium in one season.
 
But having a power meter is one thing; knowing how to use it is another. The Power Meter Handbook will demystify the

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IT’S TRUE: A power meter is the best training tool you can put on your bike. Even if you have been racing for years, a power meter can take you from the middle of the pack to the podium in one season.
 
But having a power meter is one thing; knowing how to use it is another. The Power Meter Handbook will demystify the numbers, clarify the setup, and show you how to train with power in simple terms. Joe Friel’s power meter system will immediately improve your fitness, speed, and training.
 
With The Power Meter Handbook you will:

  • Precisely match your training to your race season
  • Push your limits step by step
  • Pinpoint your fi tness changes—reliably and accurately
  • Peak predictably for key events
  • Vastly improve your training efficiency

 
The Power Meter Handbook includes weekly training schedules for road racing, time trials, triathlons, and century rides. And 12 power-based workouts will build your aerobic endurance, muscular force, sprint speed,
and climbing.
 
Train smarter and race faster with The Power Meter Handbook. It’s your one-stop guide to a higher level of fitness.
 
JOE FRIEL is the best-selling author of The Cyclist’s Training Bible and The Triathlete’s Training Bible and cofounder of TrainingPeaks.com. As one of America’s most trusted coaches, he has trained national athletes and represented the United States at world championships.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Renowned coach Joe Friel demystifies this training tool and offers 12 power-based workouts, as well as weekly training schedules for road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides.” — Bicycling magazine

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

“A simplified approach to using a power meter effectively.” — Cycling Weekly

"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

“The ridiculously, underutilized power meter finally has a handbook to help you get the full benefit. Packed full of specific, useful information, if you own a power meter, [The Power Meter Handbook] is an absolute essential piece of equipment.” — TriEdge.net

“A great introduction to using a power meter for your bike.” — Boston.com

“Many of us have spent thousands on sophisticated power meters, so it seems another $16.95 to make sure we’re using them to their fullest potential is a no brainer. After a few chapters to make sure you understand your power meter and what those numbers you’re drooling over really mean, Friel helps you determine your individual power zones and functional threshold power. From here he helps you determine when and how to train harder, build a better base, and the crux of it all: get fitter and faster to improve overall competitive performance.” — BikeRumor.com

"Training using a power meter can seem like a daunting undertaking, but coach and author of The Cyclist’s Training Bible Joe Friel simplifies the process in his new book, The Power Meter Handbook: A User’s Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes." — Canadian Cycling magazine

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934030950
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
345,991
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

Meet the Author

Joe Friel is the best-selling author of The Cyclist’s Training Bible, The Triathlete’s Training Bible, Your Best Triathlon, and Your First Triathlon. His TrainingBible Coaching franchise 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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