Even the best cyclists and coaches can miss small details that can lead to serious injuries over the course of many miles on the bike. Andy Pruitt, renowned for his expertise in preventing and treating cycling injuries, has consulted with professional athletes throughout his career, including Lance Armstrong and Axel Merckx. Using computerized pedaling analysis, he has made it possible for countless athletes to achieve the elusive perfect bike fit, thereby dramatically improving their performance. This medical guide draws on his years of experience in this area. He describes the sport’s most common ailments, identifying the symptoms and causes as well as treatments that keep athletes on the road. Written in an accessible, straightforward manner, the book tackles everything from personal training programs to biomechanics, from aging to riding through illness. Perhaps most importantly, riders learn how to make critical adjustments to bike fit, leading to increased comfort, power, and efficiency — and fewer problems.
Knack Cycling for Everyone is the ideal new resource for anyone looking to get introduced, or reintroduced, to today’s world of cycling. With informative, full-color photos and tips throughout, it is a step-by-step, comprehensive guide that helps you determine which bike is right for you and what accessories you do and don’t need. It provides how-to descriptions of all styles of riding—road biking, mountain biking, commuter cycling, and touring. And it covers training, long-distance riding, riding with kids, riding with groups, and rules of the road. It will get the wheels turning both under your body and in your head. 400 full-color photos covering City Bikes * Off-Road Bikes Parts * Equipment * Accessories Helmets * Shoes * Clothing Changing Flats * Maintenance
Everything You Need to Know about the Peloton, Your Gear, and Riding Strong
Author: Patrick Brady
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The No-Drop Zone contains all the information necessary for new cyclists to gain the knowledge and skills to take them from buying their first bicycle to starting their first race. Cyclists learn how to handle the bike, perform minor maintenance, select clothing and accessories, join clubs, and find events. The book also covers every aspect of riding in a group, emphasizing such specific skills as how to avoid bumping into other riders when riding in close quarters and fixing a flat quickly enough to rejoin the group. Author Patrick Brady explores the particular pleasures that come from group riding, a unique experience at once social (talking with friends while riding), exciting (descending in a group), and exhilarating (finishing a long hill). Brady also details the enormous fitness benefits of riding in a group. The No-Drop Zone has all the knowledge a cyclist needs to move to that next level of skill.
A Breakthrough Plan to Lose Weight and Start Cycling (No Experience Necessary!)
Author: Selene Yeager
Category: Sports & Recreation
A complete guide to shedding pounds, burning fat, and strengthening one's core through cycling In just 12-weeks, beginner- and experienced- cyclists alike will learn the heart-pumping techniques designed to lose the weight, rediscover the thrill, and welcome challenges of bicycling! With delicious nutritional information, tips, training plans, and core-strengthening exercises, readers will see the pounds melt off while having the time of their lives. With Bike Your Butt Off!, the synergy of weight loss and cycling has never been easier to adopt. Author Selene Yeager guides the beginning cyclist through exercises, goals, and techniques in order to lose the weight and nourish a love for cycling. With the economic climate in this country, cycling is enjoying its renaissance as people by the millions are turning to this iconic pastime in this country. Along with the weight epidemic, these two movements go hand in hand in helping each other lose the pounds, and rediscover this enjoyable, nostalgic activity, with more than 57 million people in the United States alone who use bicycles regularly. With weight loss/fat loss goals, Yeager highlights fat-burning and heart-pumping exercises to help maximize one’s workout, along with nutritionist Leslie Bonci's health expertise. Whether the reader has just a little bit of weight to lose, or really quite a lot, Bike Your Butt Off! will help him or her to meet their weight-loss goals in no time—thanks to its expert-tested food and exercise plans.
Optimise Your Bike Position for High Performance and Injury Avoidance
Author: Phil Burt
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Sports & Recreation
This practical guide, written by a leading BIKE FIT expert, takes you step-by-step through the BIKE FIT process – to ensure you maximise your cycling potential. Do you suffer from lower back pain after a long weekend ride? Do your shoes wear out on one side more than the other? Are you experiencing numbness in your hands, or knee pain? Phil Burt, Head Physiotherapist at British Cycling and Team Sky Consultant Physiotherapist, has worked with hundreds of cyclists to help them solve these and many other classic cycling niggles. In this book he outlines his methods to help you analyse your position and get the best from your bike. The right BIKE FIT can mean the difference between a good ride and a bad one, but a professional fit can cost more than you paid for your bike. The information is all here. Let Phil Burt guide you through your own BIKE FIT, to ensure your bike and body work in harmony. Packed with useful diagrams, step by step diagnostics and case studies, this is the must-read for any cyclist keen to get a performance advantage.
Part of David J. Magee's Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series, Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation provides expert insight and clear rehabilitation guidelines to help you manage injuries and special medical needs unique to athletic clients. Contributions from leading physical therapists, athletic trainers, and orthopedic surgeons give you a comprehensive, clinically relevant understanding of common sports-related injuries and help you ensure the most effective therapeutic outcomes. Addresses a broad range of sports-related injuries and conditions Reinforces key concepts with highlighted content and hundreds of detailed illustrations Summarizes essential information for fast, easy reference in class or in clinical settings