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Bicycling Magazine's Complete Book of Road Cycling Skills : Your Guide to Riding Faster, Stronger, Longer, and Safer by Ed Pavelka (Editor), the Editors of Bicycling Magazine (Editor) List Price: $15.95 Our Price: $12.76 You Save: $3.19 (20%)

Maybe you're a novice who has yet to squeeze into that first pair of sexy Lycra shorts. Or perhaps you're a seasoned racer who is seeking ways to become stronger and faster. Whatever the case, you will be well served by Ed Pavelka's comprehensive guide, which takes the reader on a highly readable ride through road cycling--from the basics of handling and maintenance to the subtle intricacies of racing. Instead of asking the reader to take his word on every subject, Pavelka has gathered a cast of Olympians and renowned mechanics to tackle whichever topic reflects his or her strongest suit. Besides the basics, chapters also include in-depth advice on sprinting, hill climbing, using heart monitors effectively, training indoors during the wintry months, and even surviving your commute in the concrete jungle. If that's not enough, Pavelka has devoted an entire section to medical concerns, including over training, sore knees, and saddle sores. --Ben Tiffany

Training for Cycling : The Ultimate Guide to Improved Performance by Davis Phinney, Connie Carpenter (Contributor), Peter Nye (Contributor) List Price: $14.95 Our Price: $11.96 You Save: $2.99 (20%)

If you want to learn how to reach peak cycling performance, listen carefully to Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter. Phinney, a two-time Tour de France stage winner, was named the winningest racer in U.S. history by VeloNews, and Connie Carpenter, an Olympic gold medalist, is no slouch either. Together they have compiled a comprehensive guide to cycling that will not disappoint. Chapters include specific instructions for everything from basic training to cycling nutrition to the nitty-gritty of racing tactics. The guide is written in the first person, and because it is authored by two people, this can sometimes lead to confusion. But when milking the gurus for knowledge, a little confusion will seem well worth it.

coverJoe Friel's Cyclist's Training Bible

"Periodization," nutrition, stretching, peaking--who knew that so much went into riding a bike? Joe Friel's The Cyclist's Training Bible is jam-packed with information, easily the most authoritative book on cycling to date.

Off-Season Training for Cyclists (The Ultimate Training Series from Velopress) by Ed Burke, Edmund R, Ph.D. Burke, Harvey Newton List Price: $14.95 Our Price: $11.96 You Save: $2.99 (20%)

Cycling pundit and author Ed Burke combines cross training, strength training, periodization, and indoor cycling to give both recreational and professional cyclists the definitive plan for off-season training. 45 photos.

Training Diary: A Weekly Log for Tracking Your Cycling Fitness by Joe Friel (Editor) List Price: $12.95 Our Price: $10.36 You Save: $2.59 (20%)

Fitness Cycling (Fitness Spectrum) by Chris Carmichael, Edmund R. Burke Our Price: $14.95

Precision Heart Rate Training by Ed Burke (Editor), Edmund R. Burke (Editor), Geroge H. Sage, Dave Scott List Price: $15.95 Our Price: $12.76 You Save: $3.19 (20%)

Fine-tune your workout intensity! Precision Heart Rate Training fully explains why and how to train with a heart rate monitor. Editor Ed Burke introduces the basic concepts of heart rate training. Then an all-star panel of experts explains how to design and use training programs for seven different sports and activities. Each chapter contains training guidelines specific to the activity described, including how to find the optimal training intensity, design an effective training program, and...

Cycling Past 50 (Ageless Athlete Series) by Joe Friel List Price: $17.95 Our Price: $14.36 You Save: $3.59 (20%)


The Triathlete's Training Bible : A Complete Training Guide for the Competitive Multisport Athlete by Joe Friel Our Price: $19.95

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Weight Training

Weight Training for Cyclists (The Ultimate Training Series from Velopress, 2) by Ken Doyle, Eric Schmitz List Price: $14.95 Our Price: $11.96 You Save: $2.99 (20%)

Written from the premise that optimum cycling performance demands total body strength, this book informs the serious cyclist on how to increase strength with weight training, as cycling alone cannot completely develop the muscle group used while riding. The authors identify and simplify the most current scientific information on strength training, answer questions about exercise and technique, and explain how to design a year round training program.


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Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition (The Ultimate Training Series from Velopress, 4) by Monique Ryan List Price: $16.95 Our Price: $13.56 You Save: $3.39 (20%)

A consultant to cycling teams offers cutting-edge nutrition concepts, emphasizing menu and meal planning, food strategies, and other nutrition topics. 25 illustrations.

From the author, Monique Ryan, RD, LD , July 17, 1999: A thorough sports nutrition book for all active individuals. This 300 page book provides a very thorough review of sports nutrition guidelines for individuals who train at all levels. Whether you are moderately active, cross-training, strength-training, or training for endurance events, the information in this book provides guidelines for the best proportion of fuel for you and your sport. You can develop your own sports nutrition plan based on the volume and intensity of your sport or activity. While you will learn about your carbohydrates, protein, fat,...

Healing Sports Injuries With Good Nutrition : A Keats Sports Nutrition Guide (Guide to Optimal Sports Nutrition, V. 3) by Ed Burke, Edmund R. Burke List Price: $3.95 Our Price: $3.16 You Save: $0.79 (20%)


Bicycling Fuel; Nutrition for Bicycle Riders by Richard Rafoth List Price: $9.95 Our Price: $7.96 You Save: $1.99 (20%)

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Sports Psychology for Cyclists by Saul Miller, Peggy Maass Hill List Price: $16.95 Our Price: $13.56 You Save: $3.39 (20%)

In eight chapters representing a cycling team's eight sessions with a sports psychologist, this book teaches athletes how to cultivate the thoughts, feelings, and insights necessary for optimal cycling performance. It includes breathing techniques for power and emotional control, tips for handling pressure, and four types of imagery.

Flow in Sports by Susan A. Jackson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Our Price: $15.95

From Doody's Review Service The psychology of optimal sport performance is the subject of this state-of-the-art book. Susan Jackson has teamed up with the original author, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, to apply this very powerful theory to the specific application of sport performance. The purpose is to provide athletes, coaches, and students of sport a clear description of the internal and external forces present when the psychological state of flow has been achieved. Flow is a subjective state that cannot be directly...

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Health and Physiology

Cycling Health and Physiology : Using Sports Science to Improve Your Riding and Racing by Ed Burke, Edmund R. Burke List Price: $17.95 Our Price: $14.36 You Save: $3.59 (20%)

From the Back Cover How to stay healthy, avoid injury, and train effectively In these pages you'll discover how science can help you be a better cyclist. You'll read the latest theories about human energy. exercise, and athletic performance. You'll learn how the heart. lungs. and muscles work and how to use this knowledge to get the most from your riding. Plus, there's practical advice that can help you stay healthy and avoid injuries. Included is information on nutrition, marssage. clothing. eye-care, and such...

Bicycling Medicine : Cycling Nutrition, Physiology, and Injury Prevention and Treatment for Riders of All Levels by Arnie Baker List Price: $14.00 Our Price: $11.20 You Save: $2.80 (20%)

Whether you're a novice rider or a championship racer, Bicycling Medicine shows you how to prevent and treat all kinds of bicycling-related aches and pains. Coach Arnie Baker, M.D., explains how to diagnose minor and major problems, offers do-it-yourself solutions, and alerts you to conditions that require a doctor's attention. A special section on bicycling physiology illuminates the demands cycling puts on your body, and thorough discussions of diet, exercise, and nutrition reveal the best...

Stretching by Bob Anderson, Jean Anderson (Illustrator) List Price: $13.95 Our Price: $11.16 You Save: $2.79 (20%)

Anderson started running and cycling during the salad days of the fitness boom, when the goal was simply to go farther and farther. No one knew what all those miles would do for a body--or do to a body. One day he realized he could barely reach past his knees while sitting on the floor in a straight-legged position. His tight muscles thus revealed, he began a lifelong quest to figure out the secrets of flexibility. His main discovery--and his core message to readers--is this: "Stretching feels good.


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