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"""Tom Danielson's Core Advantage" provides both a solid basis of theory and practical exercises for improving our cycling. Designed specifically for cyclists...from the ground up to prevent cycling injuries and with the specific posture and motion of cycling in mind...Holistic and progressive workouts...Absolutely no equipment of any kind is needed."" -- Pezcyclingnews ""A strong midsection makes for a more efficient stroke. Try the 50 exercises in "Tom Danielson's Core Advantage"."" -- "Bicycling magazine" """Tom Danielson's Core Advantage" argues for a different kind of core training than the traditional parade of crunches...The style of training works for everybody who exercises and especially for those who are getting older and are familiar with nagging back issues."" -- "Denver Post" ""Even if you're not suffering from back pain, [these 50 exercises] are a helpful, practical and surefire way to improve your riding."" -- RoadBikeRider.com ""In their book, Danielson and Westfahl discuss the importance of core training and offer plans for cyclists of all levels."" -- "The Olympian"
Tom Danielson is a professional cyclist with Team Garmin-Barracuda. He began his pro road cycling career riding for Team Mercury and then Team Saturn. In 2004 Danielson signed on with the Italian squad Fassa Bortolo and then Discovery in 2005 when he won the Tour de Georgia. While riding for Discovery, Danielson won a stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Allison Westfahl is a certified personal trainer and founder of The Athletic Edge, a fitness consulting company based in Boulder, Colorado. She holds an MS in Exercise Science and is a certified USA Triathlon coach. Westfahl has worked as a personal trainer to amateur and youth athletes as well as elite cyclists Tom Danielson, Ryder Hesjedal, Timmy Duggan, Blake Caldwell, and Mike Friedman.
As with so many books on training on this and that, there's some good stuff in here but one irritation, which is that it spends so darn long trying to justify itself - "this is... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Clark Holman
Excellent range of levels to start from up to a high level and very well explained. Very relavent for cyclingPublished 9 months ago by Billy Harris
I've suffered 20 years of knee problems following an overuse injury. This book has helped me build my core strength to a level that's enabled me to get the knee problem under... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eric Dolphy
Vital addition to my growing bookshelf of information on how to get strong and learn how different muscles need attention. Read morePublished 11 months ago by RabbitLemon
Book is easy to understand. Good range of information. Descriptions for the movements are good and the author has also put up videos on YouTube. Highly recommended.Published 17 months ago by Percy Q