RIDE INSIDE offers cyclists and triathletes a smart guide to getting more fitness from every indoor cycling workout. From the world’s most experienced personal cycling coach, Joe Friel, RIDE INSIDE reveals all the unique aspects of indoor riding:
· Mental aspects like motivation, focus, and enjoyment
· Changes in upper body stability, posture, and pedaling technique on a stationary bike
· Respiration, hydration, and cooling
· Inherent changes in power output
· Lower leg tension and eccentric loading from flywheel momentum
· Lower effort from lack of terrain changes, headwinds, and crosswinds
· Road-like feel
· Different shifting patterns
All these differences of indoor riding add up to a big impact when the rubber hits the road.
Drawing from the foundations of Friel’s classic training guides, The Cyclist’s Training Bible and The Triathlete’s Training Bible, RIDE INSIDE shows how to apply smart and proven training concepts to indoor cycling. Riders will get expert guidance on the best ways to set up a trainer or smart trainer, how to modify outdoor workouts for indoor cycling, how to better monitor power and RPE, and how to use social online training platforms like Zwift to make training better and not worse.
Most critically, RIDE INSIDE shows cyclists and triathletes how to do indoor cycling workouts that actually meet their training goals instead of compromising.
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Jim Rutberg is the communications manager for Haute Route and the media director for Carmichael Training Systems. He is coauthor, with Chris Carmichael, of The Time-Crunched Cyclist, The Time-Crunched Triathlete, The Ultimate Ride, Chris Carmichael’s Food for Fitness, Chris Carmichael’s Fitness Cookbook, The Carmichael Training Systems Cyclist’s Training Diary, 5 Essentials for a Winning Life, and innumerable web and magazine articles. His work has appeared in Bicycling, Outside, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, VeloNews, Inside Triathlon, and more. A graduate of Wake Forest University and former elite cyclist, Rutberg lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Leslie, and their two sons, Oliver and Elliot.
Table of ContentsForeword by Stephen Seiler, PhD
1. Why Ride a Bike Indoors?
2. Indoors and Outdoors: What’s Different?
3. Indoor Cycling Equipment
4. Setting Up Your Space
5. Four Ways to Ride Inside
6. Fit and Fast, Indoors and Out
7. Purposeful Training, Indoors and Out
8. Intensity and the Indoor Workout
9. Putting It All Together
Appendix: Indoor Workouts
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