The Cyclist's Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced cyclists. Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven cycling training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport. Joe has completely rewritten this new 5th Edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever. The Cyclist's Training Bible equips cyclists of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day. With this all-new edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized cycling training program and: · train with the right intensity and volume · gain maximum fitness from every workout · change your training plan over the course of the season · make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining · build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training · improve body composition with smarter nutrition The Cyclist's Training Bible is the world's most trusted guide to cycling training. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this newest version of the bible of the sport. What's New in this fifth edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible? Coach Joe Friel started writing the fifth edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible with a blank page: the entire book is new. This new edition adds emphasis to personalizing training plans, incorporates new power meter techniques, improves on ways to develop technique, updates the strength training approach, speeds recovery for busy athletes, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance.
Author: Joe Friel
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Health & Fitness
Explains how to be an effective self-coach, offers instruction for developing a training program based on a sound scientific approach, and discusses the importance of strength work, stretching, and diet.
Author: Joe Friel
Release Date: 2018-04-11
A perfect companion to any cycling training program, The Cyclist's Training Diary offers an ideal way for you to plan, record, and better understand your workouts and performance. With undated pages for use any time of the year, this diary offers plenty of space for all the objective and subjective performance metrics you might want to track in a smart format that's been carefully designed, tested, and refined by Joe Friel, America's most experienced personal cycling coach. The Cyclist's Training Diary is wirebound to lay flat and flips easily so you can look up past workouts or settle your pre-race nerves by proving to yourself that you've done the work. This paper workout log is simple to use, never requires a login or password, and can be completely customized to meet your needs for any cycling training schedule. This physical record of your workouts will reveal insights that don't display on an online dashboard. Fully compatible with Joe Friel's best-selling training programs like The Cyclist's Training Bible and Fast After 50, this diary simplifies the planning and execution of your training for all cycling events: road racing, criteriums, time trials, century rides, charity rides, gran fondos, enduro, gravel grinders, and cyclocross. Strong cyclists know that a training diary is an invaluable tool. Whether they work with a coach or train independently, even elite cyclists keep a training log to hone their feel for performance, consolidate training data in one location, track their progress, monitor for injuries and overtraining, and reshape their goals throughout the season. The Cyclist's Training Diary includes: Coach Friel's introduction to the essential details of keeping a training log. Friel's guide to planning out your season. Season goals, Annual training hours, Weekly training hours and summary charts 53 undated weekly spreads. Space for every training metric like workout type, route, and distance/time; heart rate and power; zones and RPE; weather; rest/recovery; weight; and your custom notes Race Results Summary to log finish times, nutrition, efforts, and more Physiological test results such as VO2max and lactate threshold. Training Grids to graph the data you choose Road and mountain bike measurements with space to note adjustments Your favorite segments and best times Season results summary Race day gear checklist What gets measured gets managed. Add The Cyclist's Training Diary to your program and you'll unlock valuable insights that can help you improve in your sport.
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 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.
The Triathlete's Training Bible is the bestselling and most comprehensive reference available to triathletes. 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. With this new edition, you will develop your own personalized training plan and learn how to: improve economy in swimming, cycling, and running balance intensity and volume gain maximum fitness through smart recovery make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining adapt your training plan based on your progress build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training improve body composition with smarter nutrition 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.
Author: Joe Friel
Release Date: 2019-12-10
Genre: Health & Fitness
From bad weather to business travel to traffic safety, there are dozens of reasons why cyclists and triathletes take their rides inside. Although indoor cycling workouts offer the ultimate control over workout conditions, most inside riders don't get the most out of their trainers or spin bikes. RIDE INSIDE offers cyclists and triathletes a smart guide to getting more fitness from every indoor cycling workout. From the world's most experienced personal cycling coach, Joe Friel, and indoor cycling specialist Joey Stabile, RIDE INSIDE reveals all the unique aspects of indoor riding: · Mental aspects like motivation, focus, and enjoyment · Changes in upper body stability, posture, and pedaling technique on a stationary bike · Respiration, hydration, and cooling · Inherent changes in power output · Lower leg tension and eccentric loading from flywheel momentum · Lower effort from lack of terrain changes, headwinds, and crosswinds · Road-like feel · Different shifting patterns All these differences of indoor riding add up to a big impact when the rubber hits the road. Drawing from the foundations of Friel's classic training guides, The Cyclist's Training Bible and The Triathlete's Training Bible, RIDE INSIDE shows how to apply smart and proven training concepts to indoor cycling. Riders will get expert guidance on the best ways to set up a trainer or smart trainer, how to modify outdoor workouts for indoor cycling, how to better monitor power and RPE, and how to use social online training platforms like Zwift to make training better and not worse. Most critically, RIDE INSIDE shows cyclists and triathletes how to do indoor cycling workouts that actually meet their training goals instead of compromising.
Fast After 50 is for every endurance athlete who wants to stay fast for years to come. For runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, and cross-country skiers, getting older doesn't have to mean getting slower. Drawing from the most current research on aging and sports performance, Joe Friel—America's leading endurance sports coach—shows how athletes can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50. In his groundbreaking book Fast After 50, Friel offers a smart approach for athletes to ward off the effects of age. Friel shows athletes how to extend their racing careers for decades—and race to win. Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, crosstraining, and nutrition for high performance: How the body's response to training changes with age, how to adapt your training plan, and how to avoid overtraining How to shed body fat and regain muscle density How to create a progressive plan for training, rest, recovery, and competition Workout guidelines, field tests, and intensity measurement In Fast After 50, Joe Friel shows athletes that age is just a number—and race results are the only numbers that count. With contributions from: Mark Allen, Gale Bernhardt, Amby Burfoot, Dr. Larry Creswell, John Howard, Dr. Tim Noakes, Ned Overend, Dr. John Post, Dr. Andrew Pruitt, and Lisa Rainsberger.
Whether you are a novice, a mountain-bike enthusiast, a competitive cyclist or one who rides for fitness or pleasure, this book provides all you need to know to get the best out of your bike. Beginning with the anatomy of the bicycle, it explains what to look for when buying a bike so that you get the right one for you, whether it be a folding bike, tandem, electric bike, track bike or BMX. There's plenty of information on the right kit - for women as well as men - and clear explanations to help you tackle maintenance and repair jobs with confidence. The basic principles of riding, negotiating cities and riding off-road are explained, and it also covers how to ride safely and comfortably. For all those who want to take their cycling further, there's information on competitive riding and training, and even a stunning international touring section packed full of recommended rides in breathtaking locations. Fun, inspiring, beautifully illustrated and easy to use, The Cycling Bible is the perfect companion for riders of every level, whatever they want from their bike.
Indoor workouts on trainers and spin bikes are great opportunities to isolate weaknesses, work on drills, and more closely measure performance, but the preset courses of a stationary bike can quickly become boring. These spiral-bound, sweat proof workouts enable cyclists and triathletes to choose workouts geared toward their personal objectives, making indoor rides more interesting and productive. Each workout allows the athlete to use heart rate zones, perceived exertion, power levels, or a combination of methods to track performance and improve skills. The workouts are categorized by objective: endurance, force, speed skills, muscular endurance, anaerobic endurance, or power. The book can be used in conjunction with training plans for both triathlon and cycling and is the perfect solution for days when inclement weather threatens to cancel a ride.
Written from the premise that optimum cycling performance demands total body strength, Weight Training for Cyclists informs the serious cyclist on how to increase strength with weight training, as cycling alone cannot completely develop the muscle group used while riding. The authors identify and simplify the most current scientific information on strength training, answer questions about exercise and technique, and explain how to design a year round training program.