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The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week

The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week

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by Chris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg
     
 

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The Time-Crunched Cyclist reveals the fastest way to get fit for road racing, century rides, cyclocross, Gran Fondos, mountain bike events, and multi-day cycling tours. With elite cycling coach Chris Carmichael's innovative, time-saving approach, busy cyclists will develop fitness, speed, and power in just 6 hours a week.

Through his popular endurance

Overview

The Time-Crunched Cyclist reveals the fastest way to get fit for road racing, century rides, cyclocross, Gran Fondos, mountain bike events, and multi-day cycling tours. With elite cycling coach Chris Carmichael's innovative, time-saving approach, busy cyclists will develop fitness, speed, and power in just 6 hours a week.

Through his popular endurance coaching service, Carmichael noticed that many busy cyclists are unable to make performance gains using conventional training methods; they simply don't have enough time to train. Carmichael Training Systems developed a new approach—the Time-Crunched Training Program—to help cyclists achieve competitive fitness and power without the impossible time demands of traditional training methods.

The Time-Crunched Cyclist shows cyclists how to build fitness on a realistic schedule by tapping the power of high-intensity interval (HIIT) workouts. Cyclists learn the science behind this alternative approach to training before performing the CTS field tests to get a baseline reading of their fitness. 8 comprehensive training plans include effective time-crunched workouts, nutrition guidelines, and strength training to develop the speed and endurance for a wide variety of cycling races and events.

New programs for this second edition bring cyclists up to speed for cyclocross racing, mountain bike endurance rides, and show bicycle commuters how to turn their twice-a-day rides into effective time-crunched workouts.

The Time-Crunched Cyclist will help former racers, bicycle commuters, cross fans, and mountain bikers capture their best performance—all in the time they have right now.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"For those with tight schedules and real life demands, The Time-Crunched Cyclist offers an alternative to hanging up the bike in frustration." — DailyPeloton.com

"Chris Carmichael's newest book, The Time-Crunched Cyclist, is worth a look for anyone with a real life." — PezCyclingNews.com

"It's very hard: a) to put this book down and b) not to pick up a useful amount of beneficial knowledge from it." — TheWashingMachinePost.net

"With the training plans, nutritional information, case studies, race and ride tips, success stories and more, The Time-Crunched Cyclist certainly gave me new hope that I would be able to train well to truly enjoy the sport that I love. If you are, like me, a cyclist with too little free time on your hands, I would definitely recommend that you buy and read this book." — BikeWorldNews.com

"Carmichael explains superbly in the book how a training program which features shorter but higher intensity training coupled with good recovery periods can deliver spectacular results." — Roadcycling.co.nz
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934030837
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Series:
Time-Crunched Athlete Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
214,759
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"For those with tight schedules and real life demands, The Time-Crunched Cyclist offers an alternative to hanging up the bike in frustration." — DailyPeloton.com

"Chris Carmichael's newest book, The Time-Crunched Cyclist, is worth a look for anyone with a real life." — PezCyclingNews.com

"It's very hard: a) to put this book down and b) not to pick up a useful amount of beneficial knowledge from it." — TheWashingMachinePost.net

"With the training plans, nutritional information, case studies, race and ride tips, success stories and more, The Time-Crunched Cyclist certainly gave me new hope that I would be able to train well to truly enjoy the sport that I love. If you are, like me, a cyclist with too little free time on your hands, I would definitely recommend that you buy and read this book." — BikeWorldNews.com

"Carmichael explains superbly in the book how a training program which features shorter but higher intensity training coupled with good recovery periods can deliver spectacular results." — Roadcycling.co.nz
 

Meet the Author

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before beginning his career as a coach, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. He has coached elite cyclists since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003. He served as the men's road coach for the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team during the 1992 Olympic Games, and was the head coach for the U.S. Cycling Team for the 1996 Olympic Games. Carmichael founded Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) in 2000 to make world-class coaching expertise available to everyone.

Through Chris's leadership and an unsurpassed education program that develops the highest-trained coaches in the industry, CTS immediately established itself as the premier destination for personal fitness, nutrition, and performance coaching and camps. CTS's proven track record for producing champions continues to attract top amateur and professional athletes, including Ironman ® world champions Craig Alexander, Tim DeBoom, and Normann Stadler; Olympic triathlon gold and silver medalist Simon Whitfield; NASCAR drivers Carl Edwards and Bobby Labonte; five-time U.S. national cyclocross champion Katie Compton; and two-time cyclocross national champion Ryan Trebon. In addition, Chris has created more than a dozen training DVDs and authored five books, including The Ultimate Ride, the New York Times bestseller Chris Carmichael's Food for Fitness, and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life.

A native of Miami, Chris and his wife, Paige, live in Colorado Springs with their children Anna, Connor, and Vivian.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just what I hoped it would be. Chris Carmichael writes to all of us who can't match what we used to do. I'm about 3 weeks into the Time Crunched Training Program and I'm excited about the results so far! I thought I was going to have to settle for being older and slower, and becoming an 'old guy'. I'm able to ride faster and I'm starting to believe I'll be able to ride near the speed I used to sustain. The TCTP fits into my life without any complaints from the family, and the workouts leave me tired but certain I'm up to the challenge. I've liked the structure of Chris' DVD workouts, an these are just as satisfying. I know I can't be the rider I was 15 or 20 years ago, but this book has shown me I CAN bring some of the past into my future. By all means get The Time Crunched Cyclist and get to work! You may not become Lance, but you'll become a much better You!
I_M_Specialized More than 1 year ago
I recently finished the 11 week training cycle for a new competitor. My average power (W) increased by 9% and my W/kg increased 14%. Looking forward to trying another 11 week cycle after taking off 4 weeks, as suggested.
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fribkt More than 1 year ago
One of the best training methods.