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Base building for cyclists : a foundation for endurance performance

Author: Thomas Chapple
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : VeloPress, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
A cyclist needs to have a strong foundation and a high fitness ceiling before the season even starts. Fundamentals like strength training and skill development take a backseat once race preparation begins in earnest. This is just one of the reasons why Thomas Chapple argues that the success of the upcoming season depends on the extent to which you can build your foundation of aerobic fitness, or your "base," for the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Chapple
ISBN: 9781931382939 193138293X
OCLC Number: 71288726
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Energy sources --
Energy delivery --
Weight management --
Fitness assessment --
Establish training zones --
Fitness elements --
Training load: balance & structure --
Designing a training plan outline --
Training blocks --
Training log --
Endurance --
Strength training for cyclists --
Efficiency --
Training the mind for competition --
Advanced fitness elements.
Responsibility: Thomas Chapple.
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Provides information on fitness and training for cyclists. This book warns road cyclists that long and hard training can hurt a season more than it helps. Illustrated with tables, figures and  Read more...


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