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Bicycling Medicine: Cycling Nutrition, Physiology, Injury Prevention and Treatment for Riders of All Levels

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Publisher Comments:

Whether you're a novice rider or a championship racer, andlt;Iandgt;Bicycling Medicineandlt;/Iandgt; shows you how to prevent and treat all kinds of bicycling-related aches and pains. Coach Arnie Baker, M.D., explains how to diagnose minor and major problems, offers do-it-yourself solutions, and alerts you to conditions that require a doctor's attention. A special section on bicycling physiology illuminates the demands cycling puts on your body, and thorough discussions of diet, exercise, and nutrition reveal the best ways to keep your performance at its peak.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-305) and index.

About the Author

Arnie Baker, M.D.,andlt;/Bandgt; author of andlt;Iandgt;Smart Cycling,andlt;/Iandgt; is a licensed USCF coach and practicing physician. He has coached racers to more than fifty U.S. National Championships and dozens of United States records. Dr. Baker serves on the fitness board of and is a frequent contributor to andlt;Iandgt;Bicyclingandlt;/Iandgt; magazine. A medical consultant to USA Cycling and the USCF, he is also a category 1 USCF racer, a five-time national champion, and a five-time United States record holder.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

A Note Before You Begin

Part One:

Diet and Nutrition

Nutrition — The Big Picture

The USDA Food Pyramid

Caloric Nutrients

Diet: Why High Carbohydrates?

Energy Sources at Various Exercise Levels

Nutrition While Riding

Vitamins and Minerals

Ergogenic Aids

Ergolytics

Hydration

Tips to Help You Lose Weight

Disordered Eating

Nutrition Tips for Cyclists

Nutrition Quackery

Nutrition Quiz

Part Two:

Physiology

Genetic Ability

Recovery

Heart Rate Training

Lactic Acid

Thresholds

Training Intensity

VO2 Max

Progressive Power Output

How Muscles Work

Muscle Fatigue

Strength Versus Power

Muscle Soreness

Efficiency and Economy

Optimal Cadence

Optimal Crankarm Length

Putting It All Together: Efficiency, Cadence, and Crank Length

Optimal Pedal Stroke

Optimal Seat Height

Measuring Body Fat

Travel and Climate Problems

Heat and Cycling

Altitude and Hypoxia

Supplemental Oxygen

Part Three:

General Prevention and Treatment of Injuries

Bicycle Safety

First Aid Kit

Rider Down!

Bicycle Position

Stretching

Banned Substances

NSAIDs: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Aspirin May Help

Physical Therapy

R.I.C.E. — Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation

Other Treatment Options

Ride or Rest?

Sun Care

Bites, Stings, Infectious Diseases

Part Four:

Medical Problems

Classification of Bicycling Medical Problems

Road Rash

Saddle Sores

Crotchitis

Neck and Back Pain

Tendonitis and Bursitis

Upper Extremity

Pelvic Fracture

Lower Extremity

Head, Ears, Eyes, Nose, and Mouth

Lungs and Heart

Gastrointestinal Problems

Cycling and Urination

Diabetes

Men's Health

Women's Health

Part Five:

General Health

The General-Health Exercise Prescription

Exercise Addiction

Fatigue — Why Am I Tired?

Overtraining or Burnout

Exercise and Immunity

Anemia

Respiratory Infections

Sleeping Hints

Tetanus Shots

Flu Shots

High Blood Pressure Medicines

Hints for Kids and Juniors

Bicycling for the Over-50-Year-Old

Glossary

Selected References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684844435
Author:
Baker, Arnie
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Cycling
Subject:
Health aspects
Subject:
Cycling accidents.
Subject:
Cycling - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Cycling -- Health aspects.
Subject:
Cycling -- Physiological aspects.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Bicycling General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 line drawings/10 charts
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 19.04 oz

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