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Base Building for Cyclists: A New Foundation for Endurance and Performance

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Cyclists of any age, experience, skill, and talent level can reach their full potential as both athlete and individual by training their bodies and minds for athletic competition. Ultrafit coach Thomas Chapple shows how with this practical guide.

Based on the idea that success depends on the extent to which cyclists build their foundation of aerobic fitness, or their "base," for the road ahead, the book explains step-by-step how to build a bigger aerobic engine, work up to higher volumes, and make significant improvements in strength, endurance, and speed.

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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 road ahead.

Whatever your goals as a cyclist, early season training should focus on broadening the aerobic base and building cycling-specific strength and skills. In effect, this builds a bigger, more efficient engine to help you reach higher intensities later in the season. Chapple's guide for cyclists extends beyond the vital pre-season months, establishing the strong foundation that leads to improved overall fitness and speed. A stronger base makes a stronger, faster, cyclist.

About the Author

Thomas Chapple is a licensed elite-level USA Cycling and USA Triathlon coach. He has competed at the national level in downhill mountain bike racing, and regionally in road and track. Since he started coaching in 1997, he has enabled competitive athletes to advance from the local ranks to placement at national and world championships.

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wendibrown, March 18, 2009 (view all comments by wendibrown)
I believe this is an excellent book for todays People!!!! I believe their are way more people riding bicycles today as our "Green" era, and economy is so slow!! We need this kind of book for those of us who are beginning to attempt riding bikes, as I know I know nothing about the modern and todays cycles and accessories. I believe I would read this guide and use it regularly!
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neben der fluss, March 13, 2009 (view all comments by neben der fluss)
An excellent book for cyclists beginning to train and a reference for experienced riders, too. Clearly and concisely written the information covered is broad and deep from how the body processes nutrients to training drills to fitness testing and training plans. Chapple includes graphs to illustrate explanations, side bars to explicate various topics, and charts to track training. Very informative. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781931382939
Author:
Chapple, Thomas
Publisher:
VeloPress
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
8.92x6.08x.75 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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 road ahead.

Whatever your goals as a cyclist, early season training should focus on broadening the aerobic base and building cycling-specific strength and skills. In effect, this builds a bigger, more efficient engine to help you reach higher intensities later in the season. Chapple's guide for cyclists extends beyond the vital pre-season months, establishing the strong foundation that leads to improved overall fitness and speed. A stronger base makes a stronger, faster, cyclist.

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