Cycling Anatomy-2nd Edition
BookFrom steep inclines to slick terrains, Cycling Anatomy, Second Edition, will ensure you are prepared for every challenge that comes your way.
Using the same methods that elite cyclists use, you can employ this well-rounded collection of 89 strength and conditioning exercises to maximize cycling power, speed, and endurance to improve your cycling performance. Each exercise includes clear step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations that highlight the primary muscle being used. You’ll find dozens of variations that use a wide range of training equipment so you can modify exercises to target specific areas, and minimize common cycling injuries.
The Cycling Focus section of each exercise includes illustrations of the active muscles involved in cornering, climbing, descending, and sprinting to show you how the exercises are fundamentally linked to delivering maximum power to the pedals. Using tried-and-true strength training principles for all parts of the body, Cycling Anatomy will help you develop a training plan based on your individual needs and goals.
Whether you’re training for an upcoming century ride or just want to top that killer hill with strength to spare, Cycling Anatomy will help you reach top performance, avoid injury, and ensure you get the most out of every ride.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Cycling Anatomy, Second Edition Online CE Exam, may be purchased separately or as part of the Cycling Anatomy, Second Edition With CE Exam, package that includes both the book and the exam.
AudienceCyclists, personal trainers, and coaches who train cyclists.
Table of ContentsChapter 1.The Cyclist in Motion
Chapter 2. Strength Training Principles
Chapter 3. Arms
Chapter 4. Shoulders and Neck
Chapter 5. Chest
Chapter 6. Back
Chapter 7. Core
Chapter 8. Leg Isolation
Chapter 9. Leg Complete Power
Chapter 10. Whole-Body Training for Cycling
Quotes“With detailed anatomical illustrations accompanying each exercise, Cycling Anatomy allows you to see and understand exactly what muscles you’re training. This book will give you the knowledge you need to minimize injuries and maximize power on the bike.”
—Alex Howes, WorldTour Professional Cyclist and Two-Time Tour de France Finisher
“Cycling Anatomy is full of the most effective exercises that cyclists of any level can use to improve their training and enhance their performance.”
—Christian Vande Velde, Professional Cyclist, NBC Cycling Analyst, and Two-Time Olympian
ExcerptsAdaptation as the basis for weight training
Around the world weight plate exercise
Suspension pike exercise
Sample ContentMuscle form and function in cyclingTriceps muscle in cyclingWrestler's bridge - extensionWrestler's bridge - extension, continued
Cycling Anatomy-2nd Edition