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Does what it says on the tin. Really helpful book to introduce you to the way of the lycra. Covers all the basics from nutrition and heart rate monitors, to pedalling techniques and recovery. I used one of the training regimes after coming back from injury and although it didn't feel like I was working hard enough to improve, I kept a close eye on the numbers, and sure enough my fitness shot up faster than I would have expected in such a short time. Useful as a reference too.
This is a really good training guide to prepare for competitive cycling. As a recreational enthusiast, I found the information to be very helpful to my own training plans. However, the training regimens specified in this book are far beyond my grasp as someone who works full time. If you bike as much as this book tells you to, then you are going to be awesome.
This bike has alot of easy to understand information. I really liked the cycling schedules that are layed out for different leveled riders. This book is for people that want to get edurance not for riders that want to shed a couple of seconds off their racing times.
While the book presumes you have endless time to spend on the bike, there are a tremendous amount of very helpful tips in here. From technique, to diet, all things that are improving my efficiency on the bike.
This is a good introductory book to cycling for those looking to get into race shape. The information is generally quite basic and can be repetitive, but Chris Carmichael does a good job of giving a large overview of cycling. Lance Armstrong's input seems limited to small sidebars, but they are interesting nonetheless. The best part of this book are the training plans, of course. Carmichael delivers a wide variety of workouts that will help riders with speed, endurance, climbing and sprinting. T...
I bought this used book at a coffee shop in Cortez, and since I'm trying to improve my bicycling training program thought it was a perfect choice. I also want to learn more about cadence, resistance/gearing, training programs. It's a good, fairly basic book, good for a bicycling neophyte like me. He defines unfamiliar terms, describes how to do periodic tuneups and fix flats, appropriate biking clothing, and more. I didn't like that there were no diagrams of the bike parts he was talking about -...
I loved this book! The information was presented in a great organized way! I learned so much about almost every subject they presented. Not only did they supply information but, they explained why they did it that way or why Lance did things a certain way if it was "different" than the regular way of teaching/coaching. I ended up marking my copy with notes and a highlighter. I will continue to use it as a great reference book for years to come as I increase my cycling speed and endurance!
As a keen cyclist myself (mostly commuting and weekend rides) I really enjoyed the book as it catered to different levels of cyclists (right from a beginner to a professional, so I could follow parts of the training, including food and a few exercises, and it certainly has helped. Will definitely recommend to anyone hoping to get more out of their cycling
I just have to laugh that I am actually reading this, but if I can get through all the bragging without vomiting I hope to glean some good tips from old Lance. However, the many many pictures of his bulging thighs are not quite the motivation I'm looking for.
Great for anyone who's training for any cycling event.
For the absolute beginner. Not very informative.
Great insight to lances training. Good starting point for aspiring cyclists. Need to scribble through the book changing to kmh and kgs but that's easy.
Pretty standard stuff but is a good resource. Lots of good information on diet and strength training, the cycling parts are great if you have a LOT of time to ride.
This was an easy and inspiring read with lots of technical information. It is geared at a younger male audience but there is plenty of useful information for all readers interested in cycling.