Base Building for Cyclists (Paperback)

A New Foundation for Endurance and Performance

By Thomas Chapple

VeloPress, 9781931382939, 302pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007

List Price: 18.95*
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Go slower to get faster. That's the proven formula for better performance from Thomas Chapple. In Base Building for Cyclists, Chapple outlines a revolutionary approach to creating a stronger fitness base that is guaranteed to lead to continuous improvement each season. In this comprehensive guide, Chapple presents specific, goal-oriented training that focuses on endurance, strength, and efficiency. By training smarter, not harder, you can improve your current performance and raise your fitness ceiling in less time that you spend training now. With clear text and detailed illustrations, Chapple first lays out a formula for determining your current state of fitness. He then helps you build a personalized improvement plan based on your immediate racing and fitness goals, your available training time, your current strengths and weaknesses, and your long-term development. No matter your age or experience, whether you are a new junior racer full of ambition or a seasoned veteran with a strong level of fitness, Base Building for Cyclists is your key to making the most of the time you spend training on the bike. It will make you faster and stronger in fewer hours, and will help you create an unbeatable fitness base for the future.