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Takes the effort out of planning a training program.
on 31 August 2001
Joe Friel has produced an excellent training guide for the competitive cyclist. All aspects of training are covered, from specific on-the-bike drills to cross training and nutrition. The information is structured in an extremely user friendly format making the creation of a personalised year long training program simple and informed. The book contains the latest in sports science research like using lactate threshold pulse rate instead of maximum pulse rate as a training focal point, special emphasis on rest and a very interesting introduction to the 'neolithic diet'. The only problem I found with the book is that it often leaves you craving more information on a given topic than it contains. Fortunately, all the chapters are backed up with a comprehensive reading list.