Lennard Zinn’s expert advice makes quick work of mountain bike repair. Newcomers and experienced mechanics alike will benefit from the hundreds of illustrations, the exploded views of how components go together, and Zinn’s practical, time-saving tips. Zinn’s friendly advice and years of experience make tackling even the most daunting task fun and easy. All the latest high-tech equipment is covered in this new edition, but Zinn does not neglect older bikes. Indeed, no matter what mountain bike you may have in your garage, chances are you’ll find it—and the way to fix it—in these pages.
Based on Joe Friel’s proven, science-based methodology and his 28 years of coaching experience, The Triathlete’s Training Bible has equipped hundreds of thousands of triathletes for success in the sport. The Triathlete's Training Bible equips triathletes of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day. The Triathlete’s Training Bible is the best-selling book on tri training ever published. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport.
Lance Armstrong’s coach offers education, tips, perspective, and motivation about improving performance for both cyclists and triathletes. The 1999 U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, Chris Carmichael, and his elite-level coaching staff at Carmichael Training Systems share coaching and training methods based on the core concepts of CTS. During his career as a coach of elite-level cyclists, and most recently as the man who personally coached Lance Armstrong to his three consecutive Tour de France victories, Carmichael has developed many training methods and insights that will inspire anyone desiring to improve their athletic performance.
Packed with technique and drills built on the proven Ultrafit platform, The Perfect Distance is the first book to equip triathletes of all levels for the long course. Every facet of effective preparation for a long-course event is thoroughly outlined, and extensive appendixes with workouts for swim, bike, run, key training sessions, and indoor training make this book the ultimate resource. Along with the sport-specific chapters, Tom Rodgers provides instruction on: + Selection of equipment + Making smart nutrition decisions + Strength training + Overcoming common injuries caused by long-distance training.
Your core is the launch pad for every athletic movement. A strong core allows for a strong cyclist. The RealRides Strength Indoor Trainer DVD offers an 8-week training program specifically targeted to building a more powerful cycling core. In this program, Robbie Ventura, former professional cyclist and pro-coach, alternates core-specific on-the-bike power intervals with off-the-bike core fitness speed work. Each segment consists of warm-up movements designed to increase flexibility and strength, followed by a timed speed-work routine. It's the perfect tool to build a balanced, stronger core.
Richard Burke, known to many as “The Big Guy,” co-founded Trek Bicycle in 1976 and turned it into one of the world's leading bicycle companies. He touched people's lives in countless ways and when he passed away in 2008, it was deeply emotional for many. Dick always considered his son John, his best friend. They did the Boston Marathon, followed the Tour de France and later ran Trek together. Now John, the current president of Trek, has written One Last Great Thing, A Story of a Father and a Son, a Story of a Life and a Legacy. It's a powerful tribute to his father's incredible life and work as an inspiring businessman, leader and person. Taking readers deep into Trek's history, John shares how his father also taught, trained, and instilled in him the confidence and desire to be a leader. This portrait of a great man culminates with John telling his father on his deathbed of their 20 greatest moments together. This intimate portrayal of Dick's life and father-son relationship is filled with poignant experiences and lessons on getting the most out of life.
Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes provides sound nutrition guidelines to boost athletic results in seven of the most popular endurance sports. Monique Ryan offers proven strategies for improved athleticism with sport-specific guidelines for the most popular endurance sports—triathlon, cycling, mountain biking, cyclocross, swimming, distance running, and rowing. Ryan also gives practical pointers such as a review of popular ergogenic aids, tips on meal planning, typical shopping lists, sample menus, glycemic index of foods, facts about vitamins and minerals, and a comparison of sports nutrition products.
In The Power Meter Handbook, Joe Friel offers cyclists and triathletes a simple user's guide to using a power meter for big performance gains. In simple language, the most trusted coach in endurance sports makes understanding a power meter easy, no advanced degrees or tech savvy required. Cyclists and triathletes will master the basics to reveal how powerful they are. Focusing on their most important data, they'll discover hidden power, refine their pacing, and find out how many matches they can burn on any given day. Once they understand the fundamentals, Friel will show how to apply his proven training approach to gain big performance in road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides. With The Power Meter Handbook, riders will:Precisely match their training to their race season; Push their limits step by step; Track fitness changes--reliably and accurately; Peak predictably for key events; and vastly improve training efficiency. Power meters aren't just for the pros or racers anymore. Now The Power Meter Handbook makes it easy for any cyclist or triathlete to find new speed with cycling's most advanced gear.
Every year thousands of people decide to train for their first triathlon. From the author of the best-selling book The Triathlete’s Training Bible comes the essential guidebook to finishing your first sprint-distance triathlon. Joe Friel maps out a 12-week plan, requiring just 5 hours of training each week. It’s the start of a lifestyle focused on health, fitness, and personal growth. Your First Triathlon provides the training plans, workouts, checklists, instruction, and illustrations that first-timers are clamoring to know. With 25 years of experience, Joe Friel knows triathlon and everything a beginner needs to succeed.
Fueling yourself correctly at home is one of the most crucial aspects of athletic performance and all-around health. Skratch Labs’ Feed Zone Cookbook has 150 easy-to-follow recipes that are designed to give endurance athletes like you just what you need. Chef Biju Thomas teamed up with physiologist Dr. Allen Lim, whose time spent working with Pro Tour teams led to many of these delicious, healthful recipes. The Feed Zone focuses on delivering the right blend of macro and micro nutrients when you need them in simple, flavorful recipes.
CycleOps' RealRides RaceDay Indoor Trainer DVD gives you the knowledge and motivation for a great season. Renowned cycling coach Robbie Ventura guides you through a progressive 8-week training program that will increase your speed on the bicycle. Video footage comes from on-bike cameras for a dynamic, action-packed feel and an in-video dashboard shows stats critical to your workout.
7-Eleven: America's Greatest Cycling Team is the first book to tell the full story of America's first and greatest pro cycling team. Founded in 1981 by Jim Ochowicz and Olympic medalist Eric Heiden and sponsored by the 7-Eleven chain of convenience stores, the team rounded up the best amateur cyclists in North America and formed them into a cohesive, European-style cycling team. As amateurs, they dominated the American race scene and won seven medals at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. As professionals, beginning in 1985, the team went to Europe and soon received invitations to the Tour of Italy and then the Tour de France, putting Americans on the podium in landmark victories that would change the face of American cycling forever. Prepared with the enthusiastic cooperation of the team members and co-authored by the team's founder, Jim Ochowicz, 7-Eleven is not only the most important missing piece in the story of American cycling, but the book that American cyclists have been waiting for ever since the 7-Eleven cowboys snagged that first yellow jersey.
Designed with collaboration from triathletes and coaches, this next generation of training diary will make it easier than ever to record and interpret every component of multisport training and is a companion to Joe Friel's bestselling book The Triathlete's Training Bible. Coach Joe Friel gives athletes a thorough introduction to the essential details of training and keeping a log. For athletes who are designing their own annual training schedule, he provides a guide to planning the entire season.
If you’re like most endurance athletes, you’re concerned about your weight. You know that every extra pound slows you down. Matt Fitzgerald’s Racing Weight Quick Start Guide applies all the principles of his best-selling book Racing Weight in a detailed set of weight-loss training plans. You will devote 4 to 8 weeks to starting a weight loss of 5, 10, or 20+ pounds. Lose weight quickly by following a schedule of high-intensity workouts and strength training as well as a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume plans make it possible for cyclists, runners, and triathletes with a wide range of experience to maintain their training levels. Replace fat with muscle while keeping your appetite in check.
Coach Joe Friel is the one of the most trusted name in endurance sports coaching, and his Cyclist’s Training Bible is the most comprehensive and reliable training resource ever written for cyclists. This edition of the best-selling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals. Friel empowers athletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing to race. This fourth edition includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat.
Science shows it's not just what we eat that matters; eating together matters, too. Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim have returned to the kitchen to champion dinner, the most social meal of the day. In their third cookbook, Feed Zone Table, Biju and Allen offer 100 all-new recipes to bring friends and family to the table in a way that nourishes life and sport. Feed Zone Table will inspire your family-style dinners with a delicious line up of drinks, starters, main courses, side dishes, fresh sauces, and desserts. Biju rolls out easy techniques for making flavorful food that's fun to prepare and share. Enjoying dinnertime and eating well will nourish you, your family and friends--and your sports performance. Dr. Lim saw these benefits first-hand while working with professional athletes and shares new research on how social meals benefit everyone. Lim reveals why it matters--what science has to say about food, camaraderie, performance, and the pivotal role that the dinner table can play in an athlete's preparation. Sports are often an escape from life, but Feed Zone Table is a warm invitation back to the table. We perform best when we nourish our bodies and feed our souls. Bring great food and people together with Feed Zone Table and you'll feel the difference.
Skratch Labs’ Feed Zone Portables Cookbook gives you real, delicious, and easy-to-make fuel for your next ride. Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim—a physiologist who has done extensive work with Pro Tour teams—teamed up to give you 75 simple recipes for food that travels well, tastes amazing, and gives you the energy you need to keep riding. The book focuses on delivering the right blend of macro and micro nutrients for training athletes in simple, flavorful recipes.
Updated with new information, techniques, photos, procedures, and components, plus a larger, easier-to-read format, Park Tool's Big Blue Book Of Bicycle Repair - 3rd Edition is a comprehensive repair manual with all the information the novice and veteran mechanic needs to perform nearly any repair from trailside fixes, to routine tune-ups, to more advanced procedures and complete overhauls (be sure to review the Table of Contents). Written by Park Tool Director of Education and longtime USA Cycling pro race mechanic, Calvin Jones, and including hundreds of photos, this must-have manual is the perfect reference and step-by-step repair guide for nearly any bike, including road, mountain, BMX, fixie and singlespeed. Park wrote the book on bicycle repair!
The Problem Solvers Sketchbook and Bench Reference Guide exists because writing things down is important. Sketch out new ideas, record findings, workarounds, geometries, spoke lengths, never-try-it-agains, or just to doodle during that boring meeting at work. - DIY Reference and/or User Manual - Engineer-ruled for oddball geometric sketching - Includes semi-useful tables and tools
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