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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073604129X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736041294
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1.9 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 458,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Not only is this book a top-rated synthesis on road cycling in general, it is also an invaluable tool for helping cyclists at all levels achieve their dreams of athletic success." Chris CarmichaelCoach of three-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong

About the Author

Edmund R. Burke, PhD, wrote or edited 11 books on health, fitness, and cycling, including "High-Tech Cycling" and "Fitness Cycling." Renowned for translating the latest scientific research into practical application, he served as the executive editor of "Cycling Science" and was a columnist for "Adventure Cycling," Active.com, and "Performance Conditioning for Cycling." He also wrote extensively on cycling physiology, training, nutrition, health, and fitness for "Velonews, Bicycling, Winning Magazine, MTB Magazine," and "NORBA News." Dr. Burke was the physiologist for USA Cycling for seven years. During that time he worked with the 1980 and 1984 Olympic cycling teams, which won nine medals. He consulted with several companies in the areas of cycling, fitness equipment design, nutritional products, and fitness programs. A fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, he served as the vice president of research for the National Strength and Conditioning Association from 1993 to 1995.Dr. Burke held a doctorate in exercise physiology from Ohio State University. He was a professor and director of the exercise science program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he lived with his wife, Kathleen. Dr. Burke passed away in 2002.


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Any professional cyclist will tell you that to be successful at road cycling, you need to build up your weekly mileage to develop a good endurance base. Read the first page
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Burke, a well known name among cyclists, gives very detailed and sometimes complicated advice about how to train, how to create a training schedule for various goals, how and why to make a training diary, etc. Readers should be aware that his advice is aimed at the very serious cyclist, and his training schedules range from those for serious collegiate cyclists (~15hrs/week) to professionals (~25+ hrs/week). His advice is sound, but it may be more than most people really need. His peak mileage (feb) is 2000miles--that's 500 miles per week!
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I found this book packed full of no nonsense information. It does not write 20 pages where one would do. I found it uncomplicated and straightforward. I would recommend this book very highly. This book for me stands head and shoulders above all the other training books I have read.
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Very detailed, I found "serious cycling" easy and enjoyable to read. Ideal for the self - coached athlete, it helps personalize your cycling program depending on your present abilities. While reading you find that there is much more to training and becoming a better rider then you first thought, but it puts the "why" into training in addition to the "how" giving a better understanding and appreciation with what changes your body must undergo to be a better cyclist.
Periodization, training modes, keeping diaries and more... The nutrition section I found to be a little "old school" but, nevertheless, interesting and backed by studies. This information is aimed at the "serious cyclist" and may be too much for someone not willing to put forth the 15+ hours a week.
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Explains quite scientifically, good book to help you understand how your body works. DEtailed, scientific information. Definitely a good buy.
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The absolute bible for bio chem and bio mechanics surrounding cycling. If there's one book you should buy it's this one.
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This came on time and is a great book. Definitely good starter book to get into cycling as a pro or for fun.
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