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Weight Training for Cyclists: A Total Body Program for Power and Endurance

Weight Training for Cyclists: A Total Body Program for Power and Endurance

by Ken Doyle, Eric Schmitz

Paperback(Second Edition, New edition, 2nd Ed.)

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In addition to the powerful quads and chiseled calves they're known for, cyclists need strong core muscles and solid upper-body strength to use their power efficiently. Weight Training for Cyclists is the only book available that shows cyclists how they can get stronger to ride stronger.

This revised second edition presents new information on core strength, nutrition, stretching and warm-up. Now comprehensively illustrated with easy-to-follow drawings, the authors explain in clear terms how strength training in the weight room translates to endurance and power on the bike.

With the latest research on strength building buttressed by the most recent and effective equipment innovations, Weight Training for Cyclists presents a series of training plans that require only a fraction of the time that cyclists spend in the saddle. For newcomers and veterans alike, Weight Training for Cyclists will become their fundamental guide to better performance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934030295
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 11/18/2008
Edition description: Second Edition, New edition, 2nd Ed.
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Eric Schmitz is a 12-year Freemason, with a longstanding interest in Arthurian legend and Grail mythology dating back to childhood. He is a Past Master of Monroe Lodge in Bloomington, Indiana, a co-founder of Lodge Vitruvian in Indianapolis, Indiana's premier "European Concept" Lodge, and an original "Knight of the North." He has written for the Indiana Freemason magazine, and is a co-author of the pamphlet Laudable Pursuit, a commentary on the past, present and future of Freemasonry in America. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and library science. This is his first book.

Table of Contents



1 Introduction

2 The Basics of Weight Training

3 In the Weight Room

4 Program Information

5 Program Design

6 Stretching for Flexibility

7 Lower-Body Exercises

8 Upper-Body Exercises

9 Core Exercises

10 Power Development

11 Sample Program

Appendix A: Workout Sheet

Appendix B: Blank Periodized Schedule

References and Further Reading

About the Authors


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