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Bicycling Magazine's Training Techniques for Cyclists (Revised: Greater Power, Faster Speed, Longer Endurance, Better Skills Paperback – 3 Feb 2007

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; 2nd Revised ed. edition (3 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594860521
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594860522
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 0.9 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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About the Author

BEN HEWITT writes about sports and the outdoors for a wide variety of publications, including Bicycling, Men's Journal, Mountain Bike, Outside, and Skiing. He currently resides in Vermont.


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I'm a fairly good recreational cyclist who wants to get even better. I'm never going to be a pro though, so i didn't want anything too hardcore. This book I found to be perfect. It has techniques on how to breathe, pedal like a pro and wyas of enhancing power, endurance, speed, weight training and heart zones. I don't know what else to say. this book was totally what i was looking for.
If you are already strong roadie then maybe this book would be too basic for you, but you never know, at this price it might be worth a look anyway!
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For recreational cyclists who want to get more serious about their training, this book is an ideal starting point. I've been racing for a season-and-a-half, and I reckon I was at the development stage which would benefit most from the content. Accomplished cyclists should look elsewhere.
As promised by the book's title, readers will almost certainly make significant gains in power, speed and endurance by putting these training techniques into practice. Lots of good advice and some eye-opening information on interval training, strength work, weight training and training schedules. The book concentrates a lot on training with a heart monitor - they're not expensive, but if you're buying this book with a view to following the advice (of course you are!), you'll definitely need to buy one.
The author does a great job of not just lecturing the reader with his own opinion, but rather offers the views of others and provides the supporting evidence. The only downside is that the reader could be left confused by the apparently conflicting advice. Furthermore, I never did get my head around some of the cycling technique explanations - adding some simple diagrams would have helped.
The most useful part of the book is near to the end, where the author explains in detail how to train and how to build a training schedule. That information is worth the outlay alone... I just wish this chapter went on for another 20 pages or so, because it stops just when it gets really interesting, which is the (rather harsh) reason for docking one star.
That said, the book is well written and even amusing. It doesn't get too technical, it doesn't go into kit selection and it doesn't get boring. Most importantly, if you're relatively new to racing / time trialling / mountain biking, then buying this book will change the way you train and yes, you'll perform better as a result.
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I came back to cycling about a year ago, after a long absence, to counter middle-age spread. It started with commuting on an old bike, and has grown to a buying a road bike and going on decent weekend rides. Over the last year I've got fitter and trimmer, and am now at the stage where I want to cycle better.

I bought this book based on other peoples' reviews and find myself generally agreeing with them. Its a short book, lightweight, and easily readable within a couple of hours, probably the best word I could use is "handy". I can maybe see the point of more experienced reviewers who might think that the book is simplistic, but its very good for someone who's just beginning to take things a little more seriously, since it essentially collates a whole load of information.

I've no intention of riding anything other than recreationally but I feel that there are a lot of tips in here which will make my style more efficient, and my rides more enjoyable.
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This book is concise enough to read in a single sitting, well organised so that you can quickly return to specific topics, and crammed with useful information so that you'll want to do that.

Topics such as endurance, speed, force and power are covered in a few short pages each but later incorporated into the generic training programme in the excellent 'periodization' section; diet, testing and heart rate are dealt with clearly and accurately. Often the key principles are covered simply in just a paragraph, followed by a short section on how to apply them; there are plenty of facts and figures to allow you to quickly use the information and benefit from it. I was easily able to put together my own, personalised training plan based on the recommendations and understanding that the book provided.

Occasionally, there are glib statements (for example, "These days, it seems as if you can't even lift a glass of orange juice in public without garnering dirty looks") and, conversely, a few points could usefully have been expanded on (I had to read the periodization section more than once) but, for the most part, it is as concise and to the point as it can be whilst still getting the message over. The book does provide some quotations and examples as evidence or reinforcement but avoids trying to show off (as some other books do); it is enough to convince you without boring you. And a measure of the clear layout is that I often re-read a section when training on the bike indoors - very good for checking you're doing it right.
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