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Performance Cycling: Training for Power, Endurance, and Speedby David Morris
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"I want everyone to know that Dave Morris deserves much of the credit for my success."--Jane Quigley, 18-time National Champion, 9-time World Champion Medalist, and 2-time Pan-American Games Gold Medalist
Raise your performance to the next level--and beyond!
Your personal best is about to get much, much better. In Performance Cycling, David Morris provides you with the revolutionary training methods favored by elite cyclists around the world to maximize speed, strength and endurance in preparation for major competitions.
This comprehensive program integrates the practical knowledge Morris gained as a physiologist for the U.S. Olympic Committee with the latest scientific research and findings in nutrition and the demands of competition. Whatever your age or current level of ability, this cutting-edge guide supplies cyclist-tested techniques for making your body stronger, faster, and tougher. You'll learn how to:
Performance Cycling will help you discover just how strong your performance can be.
"Dave Morris is an innovator in the world of cycling. . . . His training methods are what's next to come in our sport."--Jonathan Retseck, 8-time National Champion
"Because of Dave's years of experience and studies, this book will benefit anyone wanting to learn more about the newest cycling research."--Mari Holden, 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2000 World Champion, 6-time National Champion
"Dave has been coaching, racing, and riding for years, and really knows the ins and outs on why the body works the way it does."--Alison Dunlap, 2001 Mountain Bike World Champion, 2-time Olympian
This work is a serious training manual for both beginners and advanced cyclists. It does not cover what gear to buy or how or where to ride but it takes a look at how the human body works and the best, proven ways to make it work better in terms of performance.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-156) and index.
From a U.S. Olympic coach, physiologist, and veteran cyclist comes "Performance Cycling"--the ideal training manual for the several million coaches, cyclists, and endurance athletes of all ages and abilities who want to rev up their RPMs and go for personal gold. With techniques utilized by national champions and Olympians, this unique, cutting-edge guide covers the proven ways to make any body perform for maximum endurance and toughness.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Cycling and Science Come of Age — The Human Body — Anatomy of the Machine — Muscular System — Digestive System — Endocrine System — Cardiovascular System — Fuel for the Machine — Energy Production — Digestion and Metabolism of Macronutrients — Energy Pathways — Macronutrient Needs — Micronutrient Needs — Testing and Evaluation — Maximal Oxygen Consumption Test (VO2 Max Test) — Lactate Threshold, Maximal Steady State, and Maximum Sustainable Power Output — Wingate Anaerobic Test — Are Blood Tests Necessary? — Training Plans — Training Philosophies — Assessing Current Abilities — Setting Goals — Formulating a Training Schedule — Prescribing and Monitoring Workout Intensity — Choosing Workouts — Core Workouts — Block Training — Preseason Training: The Four-Phase Plan — The Four-Phase Approach — Phase 1: Resistance Training — Phase 2: Aerobic Endurance — Phase 3: Supermaximum Sustainable Power Intervals — Phase 4: Maximum Sustainable Power Intervals — Training during the Competitive Season — Becoming a Stronger Rider: Developing Power during the Competitive Season — Specializing for Types of Events and Peaking for Races — Should You Hire a Coach? — Evaluating Your Needs and Expectations — Evaluating a Potential Coach — Training Aids — Ergogenic Aids — Evaluating Ergogenic Aids — Reviews of Potential Ergogenic Agents — Other Potential Ergogenic Aids.
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