The Cyclist's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide

The Cyclist's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide

by Joe Friel


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The Cyclist's Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced cyclists. Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven cycling training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport.

Joe has completely rewritten this new 5th Edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever.

The Cyclist's Training Bible equips cyclists of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.

With this all-new edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized cycling training program and:

· train with the right intensity and volume

· gain maximum fitness from every workout

· change your training plan over the course of the season

· make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining

· build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training

· improve body composition with smarter nutrition

The Cyclist's Training Bible is the world's most trusted guide to cycling training. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport.

What's New in this fifth edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible? Coach Joe Friel started writing the fifth edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible with a blank page: the entire book is new. This new edition adds emphasis to personalizing training plans, incorporates new power meter techniques, improves on ways to develop technique, updates the strength training approach, speeds recovery for busy athletes, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715823
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 04/11/2018
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 280,773
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Mental Performance: Motivation | Dreams, Goals, and Missions | Mental Toughness | Patience | Commitment and Tenacity | Consistency and Routines | Your High-Performance Team

Chapter 2 Physical Performance: The Right Stuff | Training Beliefs | Four Steps to Training with a Purpose


Chapter 3 Basic Training Concepts: Training Principles | Duration, Intensity, and Frequency | Volume and Intensity | Dose and Density | Training Load | Supercompensation | Fitness, Fatigue, and Form

Chapter 4 Training Intensity: Training with Effort, Heart Rate, and Power | Intensity Reference Points | Intensity Distribution | Functional Threshold | Setting Training Zones | Training Stress Score


Chapter 5 Getting Started: Training Tools | Seasonal Goals | Assessment

Chapter 6 Preparing to Race: What Is Fitness? | Abilities | Ability Limiters


Chapter 7 Planning Overview: Periodization | Planning | The Annual Training Plan

Chapter 8 Planning a Week: Schedule Weekly Workouts | Weekly and Daily Training | Missed Workouts

Chapter 9 Planning Alternatives: Linear Periodization Alternatives | Nonlinear Periodization Alternatives | A Simple Plan


Chapter 10 Training Stress: Risk and Reward| Avoiding Overtraining | Managing Overreaching

Chapter 11 Fatigue, Recovery, and Adaptation: Measuring Fatigue | Recovery and Adaptation | Strategic Recovery


Chapter 12 Muscular Force Training: The Nervous System and Force | Weight Lifting | Functional Force Training | TSS and Weight Lifting

Chapter 13 Tapering to Race: Fitness | Form | The Components of Tapering | Peak and Race Period Routines

Chapter 14 The Training Diary: Diary or Log? | Planning with a Diary | What to Record | Training Analysis | Race Analysis


Appendix A: Annual Training Plan Template

Appendix B: Workouts




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