Item description for The Cyclist's Training Bible by Joe Friel...
The Cyclist's Training Bible is designed to help amateurs create a training plan and refine the skills needed to succeed in the sport. Divided into five parts, the book covers commitment and common sense, general concepts, training with a purpose, designing a yearlong plan, and practical strategies for reinforcing training. Dozens of photos, charts, tables and worksheets are featured in this edition that includes 25 percent new and updated material.
Outline Review "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. Friel, a lauded coach and masters athlete from Colorado, adopts the principles of Dr. Tudor Bompa, whose periodization training methods were used first by the dominant Eastern European athletes of the 1960s before becoming popular in the United States.
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Joe Friel's TrainingBible Coaching company is one of the most respected and successful in endurance sports. Joe has been training endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in road cycling, mountain biking, triathlon, and duathlon. Joe is an elite certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master s degree in exercise science. Joe is a featured columnist for "VeloNews "and "Inside Triathlon" magazines and his articles and interviews appear in dozens of national and international magazines, newspapers, and websites. Joe conducts training and racing seminars around the world and online and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses, Training Peaks, a web-based software company, and TrainingBible Coaching. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and Boulder, Colorado."
Joe Friel currently resides in Fort Collins, in the state of Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Cyclist's Training Bible?
This is now my bible Jun 9, 2008
The author suggests that the target audience of this book is more focused on people with a few years of racing experience, however, as a first year racer, I've found the book to be one that I cannot do without. I consult the book each week when planning my weekly rides, and I look forward to revisiting several parts of the book again once I hit the off season and need to come up with an overall plan to move ahead in racing next year.
Joe Friel's cyclists training bible Feb 13, 2008
A great book with all the necessary information to turn you into your own coach.
Good Book Jan 22, 2008
This book is great. If you're looking to get in to racing, this is the one you want.
Seems great so far Dec 24, 2007
I haven't read the whole book yet thus 4 out of 5 stars.
Right from the beginning you can see that the book was written scientifically by a person who knows what is he talking about. You have to be aware that the book is written for the experienced cyclists or a very committed beginner.
A vary good book and a training tool/guide/planner. I recommend it!
Great tool to help you establish technique and direction Sep 25, 2007
I have a friend that I was constantly asking cycling questions. He has been riding for 3 decades and said I'd like this book and that the information helped shape his technique and training. I read it and learned a ton. It helped me conceptualize ideas about training, ability, fitness, planning, peaking for races and nutrition.