Four Workouts to Make You Faster

We need all our training zones to be ready for the first races of the season! Hunter shares four workouts to make that happen.

Power Up: Increasing Repeatability and Peak Power

Cycling is an endurance event. Long races, always another hill, mental stamina a must, thousands of miles needed in our legs. Plus we need to be able to put out high wattages in a single instance.

Put Some Training in Your Training Races

Spring is here, and training races are beginning. Are these events the same as any other event on your calendar? Coach BJ suggests we use our training races as an extension of our normal training program.

Pre-Race Nutrition

The week before a race can be stressful as we try to avoid illness or injury. Nutritionist Jen encourages us to focus on something constructive instead: proper nutrition and adequate rest!

One Watt of Motivation

Is hiring a coach enough to get you on the podium of your dreams? No. Coach Tim explains why we need to find a deeper source of motivation in order to achieve our goals.

Friday, February 10, 2012

CUTTING EDGE CYCLING......Pre-Order Your Copy Today!


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Book Description
Increase speed, power, endurance, and efficiency with Cutting-Edge Cycling. You’ll learn how to apply the latest in cycling research, science, and technology to train smarter, ride longer, and race faster.

Renowned cycling coach Hunter Allen and leading scientist Stephen Cheung share the most recent biomechanical, physiological, and technical advances and research, why they matter, and how you can incorporate them for maximal training and optimal performance.

From the latest information on periodization, lactate threshold, and recovery to bike positioning, pedaling technique, and cadence, Cutting-Edge Cycling covers every aspect of conditioning, preparation, and competition in this physically demanding sport. Additional coverage includes interviews that cover a broad range of topics: interpreting lab results, fatigue, monitoring training, high-intensity training, prevention of and recovery from overtraining, pacing, bike fit, power meter quadrant analysis, hydration, and cooling strategies.

If you’re serious about gaining the edge on the competition, Cutting-Edge Cycling is one guide you shouldn’t be without.



Contents:


Chapter 1 Evaluating Cycling Science
Chapter 2 Producing and Measuring Energy
Chapter 3 Tracking Effort and Performance
Chapter 4 Periodizing Your Training
Chapter 5 Preventing Overtraining and Enhancing Recovery
Chapter 6 Finding Your Perfect Pace
Chapter 7 Optimizing Bike Fit
Chapter 8 Pedaling for Peak Efficiency
Chapter 9 Understanding Hydration and Supplements
Chapter 10 Dealing With Environmental Stress