Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Cyclists (Paperback)

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Bicycle Workouts

By Lisa Purcell

Skyhorse, 9781628736342, 160pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014

List Price: 19.95*
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Full of Exercises, Training Tips, and Injury Remedies That Every Cyclist and Coach Should Have!

Every year, more and more people take up cycling to get in shape and stay fit. Thousands of people are buying new bikes with the latest technology, entering races, and even forgoing rush hour traffic and crowded public transportation to ride to work. But the joy and thrill of cycling are often marred by injuries that can bother you for a few weeks or for years. That’s why every cyclist needs to have Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Cyclists. Lisa Purcell includes a detailed exercise program that is designed for cyclists from beginner to advanced levels and that is devised to strengthen and stretch the major muscle groups used in cycling. She provides answers and tools for training, including:

• Step-by-step photos
• Tests to assess your form
• An assessment of cycling gear
• Exercises to improve your core
• The truth about stretching
• And much more!

Featured are targeted stretches to increase flexibility and a wide-ranging selection of exercises that thoroughly strengthen the legs and arms and build both core strength and stability, as well as hone your balance and posture on the bike. A handy guide lets you know which muscles are the main targets of each exercise, as well the exercise’s benefits and cautions, along with tips on perfecting your form. With a series of sample workouts that show you how to devise a training program to suit your unique goals, Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Cyclists is the ultimate reference for anyone wanting to achieve optimal cycling fitness.

About the Author

Jennifer Laurita is a League of American Bicyclists instructor and national-level coach, training and certifying instructors in all aspects of cycling. In addition to consulting on the development of cycling programs, curricula, and event implementation, Laurita also presents lessons to school districts and conducts staff development. An avid year-round cyclist, she regularly participates in charity events. Laurita lives in New Jersey.