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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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In The Power Meter Handbook, Joe Friel offers cyclists and triathletes a simple user's guide to using a power meter for big performance gains.

In simple language, the most trusted coach in endurance sports makes understanding a power meter easy, no advanced degrees or tech savvy required.

Cyclists and triathletes will master the basics to

Overview

In The Power Meter Handbook, Joe Friel offers cyclists and triathletes a simple user's guide to using a power meter for big performance gains.

In simple language, the most trusted coach in endurance sports makes understanding a power meter easy, no advanced degrees or tech savvy required.

Cyclists and triathletes will master the basics to reveal how powerful they are. Focusing on their most important data, they'll discover hidden power, refine their pacing, and find out how many matches they can burn on any given day.

Once they understand the fundamentals, Friel will show how to apply his proven training approach to gain big performance in road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides.

With The Power Meter Handbook, riders will:

  • Precisely match their training to their race season
  • Push their limits step by step
  • Track fitness changes--reliably and accurately
  • Peak predictably for key events
  • Vastly improve training efficiency

Power meters aren't just for the pros or racers anymore. Now The Power Meter Handbook makes it easy for any cyclist or triathlete to find new speed with cycling's most advanced gear.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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." — Canadian Cycling magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937716196
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
412,261
File size:
5 MB

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

"Joe Friel has spent most of his life in devotion to the understanding and teaching of sport. Joe has managed to focus on the key components to athletic success while weeding out the noise." — Justin Daerr, professional triathlete

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

"I find Friel's book [The Cyclist’s Training Bible to be] 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

"25 years of active multisport coaching has proven that Joe Friel has an unprecedented understanding of endurance sports. As a multiple triathlon world champion, I would consider Joe as one of the leading figures in triathlon coaching today. Joe’s professional approach and practical understanding of sports physiology has helped many endurance athletes of all abilities reach their full athletic potential." — Simon Lessing, 5-time Triathlon World Champion
 
"Joe Friel’s wealth of knowledge in triathlon is astounding and he has a wonderful way of sharing that knowledge with all athletes from beginners to elite professionals." — Siri Lindley, Triathlon World Champion

"Whether you’re a beginning triathlete or a seasoned pro, Joe Friel is the leading authority on triathlon training." — Ryan Bolton, Ironman winner and 2000 U.S. Olympic team member

"Joe does the hard work for the beginning triathlete by condensing, prioritizing, and simplifying all the science and practical experience which he has mastered over decades of coaching."  — Barb Lindquist, 2004 USA Olympic Team
 

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 Power Meter Handbook: A User's Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes 1.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is well written and informative. However it is painful to read on my IPad with the Nook app. The font is so small it is very difficult to see. I would not recommend this book in the electronic form. I have not seen the paper book so I cannot comment on it's readability.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of purchasing this book without reading user reviews. The Nook is unreadable. The font is too small and does not scale to a larger more readable font
AAZ More than 1 year ago
This Nook version is unreadable.  The font is micro and not adjustable.