Complete Book of Road Cycling and Racing

ISBN-10: 0071489371
ISBN-13: 9780071489379
Edition: 2009
Authors: Willard Peveler
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 8/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Will Peveler, Ph.D., has coached cycling atthe University of Alabama and Western Kentucky University.He has ridden competitively since 1994, and is expert infitting cyclists on their bikes. He holds a Ph.D. in exercisephysiology from the University of Alabama and has publishedmany articles on his research in biomechanics andperformance in cycling.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Why Ride?
Bike and Gear
Races and Rides
Noncompetitive Riding
Training and Nutrition
How to Get Involved
The bike
Choosing a bike
How to Buy
The Bike Frame
Components and Groups
Other Gear
Cycle Computers
Fitting the bike to your body
Performance Versus Comfort
Frame Size
Crank-Arm Length
Cleat Position
Saddle Adjustments
Handlebar Adjustments
Time-Trial Setup
Recording Your Setup
Bike maintenance
Basic Maintenance Principles
Cleaning
After Rain
Maintenance Procedures
Repairs on the Road
Riding and racing
Riding skills
Posture/Position
Pedaling
Braking
Steering
Cornering
Climbing Hills
Road Conditions
Riding in Traffic
Riding in a Group
Weather and altitude
Riding in the Heat
Riding in the Cold
Riding at High Altitudes
Safety
Preventing Accidents
Health and Injury
Races and rides
Racing
Noncompetitive Riding
Finding Events
Registration
Money
Logistics
Equipment Check
Race Day
Racing skills, strategy, and tactics
Making Contact
Pace Line
Strategy
Tactics
Training and fitness
Training programs
Developing Your Own Training Program
Monitoring Training
Coaching
Cycling physiology
The Cardiorespiratory System
Energy Systems
Muscle Fibers
VO[subscript 2] Max
Anaerobic and Lactate Thresholds
Training Adaptations
Essential principles of training
Overload
Recovery
Overtraining
Specificity of Training
Detraining
Consistency
Frequency
Duration
Flexibility
Off-season training
Indoor Training
Cross Training
Resistance Training
Designing a Strength-Training Program
Weight-Training Techniques
Nutrition
Nutrients
Nutrition and Exercise
Ergogenic aids
Ethics and Legality
Supplements
Illegal Aids
Your unique physique
Body Composition Goals
Weight Management
Women
Aging
Youth
Overweight and Obesity
Diabetes
Asthma
Training log
Resources
Index

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