Bicycling for Women

Bicycling for Women

by Gale Bernhardt

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Overview

Women are not small men. From bike fit to physiology to aging patterns, women ride differently, yet most resources ignore these differences.

In Bicycling for Women , leading endurance sports coach Gale Bernhardt addresses all the ways that cycling is different for women. Gale’s smart guide to cycling for women is an ideal way to get started riding for fitness, health, and fun as well as a complete reference for women who love to ride.

Bicycling for Women offers up-to-date and clear advice on everything from bike fit to apparel to training. Gale offers her expert guidelines on more complex issues, too, like cycling and pregnancy, injury prevention, nutrition and diet plans, and proven ways to make riding more comfortable over any distance.

Gale shares 5 training plans for riders of all levels to help improve hill climbing, prepare for bike touring, get ready for 50-mile and 100K rides, century rides, and even time trials for those who want to get a start on racing.

Bicycling for Women includes:

  • Anatomy and Bike Fit
  • Training and Fitness
  • Strength Training and Stretching
  • Nutrition
  • Mental Tools
  • Menstrual Cycles and Pregnancy
  • Masters Cyclists
  • Comfort and Safety
  • Training Plans for: Hill Climbing, Bike Touring, 50-mile and 100K rides, Century Rides, Time Trials

Encouraging for newcomers and invigorating for experienced cyclists, Bicycling for Women is an essential resource for women who love to ride.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934030288
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 11/18/2008
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Gale Bernhardt has coached and instructed athletes since 1974, and served as the USA Triathlon team coach in the 2000 Olympic Games. A certified USA Cycling Level I Coach, she has also served on the USA Triathlon National Coaching Committee since 2000 and is a USA Triathlon World Cup coach. Bernhardt is the best-selling author of Training Plans for Multisport Athletes, Triathlon Training Basics, and Workouts in a Binder: Swim Workouts for Triathletes.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Make the Most of Your Training

Anatomy and Bike Fit

Training and Fitness

Training Plans

Strength Training and Stretching

Nutrition

Mental Tools

Part II: Cycling as a Woman

The Physiology of a Cyclist

Menstrual Cycles

Pregnancy and Exercise

The Masters Cyclist

Comfort and Safety

Appendixes

Tests for Estimating Lactate Threshold Heart Rate

Strength Training Data Sheet

Health Questionnaire

Charts

Glossary

References

Index

About the Author

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