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Power Meter Handbook A User's Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes

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ISBN-10: 1934030953

ISBN-13: 9781934030950

Edition: 2012

Authors: Joe Friel

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Power meters measure a cyclist’s strength, but this revolutionary training technology can benefit everyone, not just the most powerful riders. InThe Power Meter Handbook, the most trusted coach in endurance sports offers a simple user’s guide to help cyclists and triathletes master the fundamentals of training with power.Friel shows cyclists how to sift through noisy data to focus on just the most important measurements. Armed with the techniques they need to know, riders will master power training concepts, accurately interpret their data, and learn how to harness this revolutionary technology to earn big performance gains from their day-to-day training.Power meters aren’t just for the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 9/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

What is a Power Meter, and How Can It Help Me?
Why Use a Power Meter?
Why Power?
Why Not Heart Rate, Speed, or Feel?
Output and Input
Warning!
What is Power?
The Basics of Power
How a Power Meter Works
Getting Fitter and Faster with Power
Getting Started with your Power Meter
What's on Your Handlebars?
KiloJoules, Average Power, and Normalized Power
Power's Relationships with Time and Heart Rate
Making Sense of it All
How Can I Train More Effectively Using My Power Meter?
Your Power Zones
Power Zones
FTP-Your Most Important Number
Your Personal Power Zones
Riding with Intensity
How Hard Do You Ride?
How Well Do You Pace?
Burning Matches
Fitter and Faster
Base Period: Developing Fitness
Build Period: Preparing to Race Fast
Are You Fitter and Faster?
Using Your Power Meter for High Performance
Power-Training Components
Power and Periodization
Performance Management
How Can I Use My Power Meter to Improve My Competitive Performance?
Power for Road Races and Times Trials
What's Important?
Preparing for Your Race
Power for Triathlons
What's Important?
Preparing for Your Triathlon
Power for Century Rides
What's Important?
Preparing for Your Century Ride
Power-Based Workouts
Setting Heart Rate Zones for Cycling
Analysis Software
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author