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 fit, pedaling technique, and cadence, Cutting-Edge Cycling covers every aspect of conditioning, preparation, and competition in this physically demanding sport. Additional coverage includes interviews on a broad range of topics: interpreting lab results, fatigue, monitoring training, high-intensity training, prevention of and recovery from overtraining, pacing, 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.
Table of 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
“Hunter and Stephen are two of the most knowledgeable people in the art of coaching and the science of cycling. Cutting-Edge Cycling is a definite must-have book.”
Scott Moninger-- Winningest U.S. Professional Cyclist
“As an athlete, I am constantly searching for ways to improve my performance. I am excited to see Hunter and Stephen's combined expertise laid out in Cutting-Edge Cycling. This book reveals practical ways to implement the latest in sport science and training so I can go faster!”
Jeremiah Bishop-- 12-Time Member of USA Cycling National Team, Pan America Games Gold Medalist, 2008 USA National Champion of Short Track Cross Country and Marathon Mountain Bike
"Hunter and Stephen tell you how to work smarter. If you are ready to go to the next level, then Cutting-Edge Cycling is the book for you."
Daniel Lloyd-- IG-Sigma Sport
“Applying science to experience is the key to racing faster. Cutting-Edge Cycling will show you how.”
Joe Friel-- Endurance Sports Coach, Founder of USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission, Author of Cycling Past 50, The Triathlete's Training Bible, and The Cyclist's Training Bible
“Hunter Allen and Stephen Cheung translate the most recent science into practical training information for cyclists. Cutting-Edge Cycling will be a vital component to any cyclist’s success.”
John Howard-- Author of Mastering Cycling
ExcerptsIt is important to recognize overtraining
Track fitness changes over time with a heart rate monitor
When to use standing versus seated pedaling