Performance Cycling: The Science of Success

Performance Cycling: The Science of Success

by James Hopker, Simon Jobson

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Overview

A user's guide to the most cutting edge knowledge in cycling science. If you're a keen cyclist but want to know more about the science behind the bike, this is the book for you. Get the practical application of this knowledge to give you the performance edge and put you ahead of the peleton.

Performance Cycling: The Science of Cycling is written by world renowned cycling authors alongside scientists working at the cutting edge of cycling research. Learn about: the latest training methodologies; how to implement pacing strategies; optimising nutrition; how to effectively set up your bike; and how to mentally prepare for optimal performance.

Whether you are a novice or pro cyclist, Performance Cycling is the essential user's guide to guarantee you reach your full potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408196472
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Dr James Hopker is internationally renowned for his work in cycling science, and is Lecturer in the Centre for Sports Studies, University of Kent, UK. Dr Simon Jobson is an internationally recognised expert in cycling science. Both authors work with a number of elite cyclists, bringing the most up-to-date cycling science to the athlete.
Dr James Hopker is internationally renowned for his work in cycling science, and is Lecturer in the Centre for Sports Studies, University of Kent, UK. He work with a number of elite cyclists, bringing the most up to date cycling science to the athlete.
Simon Jobson is Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology at the University of Winchester, UK. As a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist, he provides sport science support for a number of top cyclists.
@ProfSimonJobson

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Section A What is Cycling? The Physiological Demands of Cycle Sport

Chapter 1 The Physiological Demands of Road Cycling Damian Coleman 2

Chapter 2 The Physiological Demands of Off-Road Cycling Disciplines cross-Country Mountain Biking Louis Passfield 20

Cyclo-Cross Mark Writer 26

Bicycle Motorcross (BMX) Paul Barrett 36

Section B How Do I Compare? Performance Assessment

Chapter 3 Laboratory and Field Assessment of Cycling Ability James Hopker Simon Jobson 40

Section C How Do I Improve? Training for Cycling Performance

Chapter 4 Training Methodology and Periodisation for Cycling Inigo Mujika Paul Laursen 58

Chapter 5 Training With Heart Rate and Power Dan Henchy Helen Carter 66

Chapter 6 How to Use Cycling Training Data Simon Jobson Louis Passfield 81

Chapter 7 Strength Training for Improved Cycling Performance Bent Ronnestad 92

Section D How Do I Get the Best Out of My Bike? The Biomechanics of Cycling

Chapter 8 Bike Fit and Aerodynamics Ami Drory 104

Chapter 9 Pedalling Mechanics and Performance Optimisation Thomas Korff Paul Barrett Scott Gardner 123

Section E How Do I Get in the Right Frame of Mind? The Psychology of Cycling

Chapter 10 Sport Psychology and Cycling: The Mind-Body Relationship Julie Emmerman 138

Chapter 11 The Psychology of Cycle Training and Competition: A Brief Introduction Chris Beedie 147

Section F What Do I Need to Eat and Drink During Training and Competition? Nutrition for cycling

Chapter 12 Nutritional Considerations for Optimal Cycling Performance Matthew Cole Nigel Mitchell 179

Chapter 13 Ergogenic Aids Kevin Currell 179

Section G How Should I Race?

Chapter 14 Pacing Strategies for Cycling Florentina Hettinga 192

Section H Are there any Population-Specific Considerations for Training and Racing?

Chapter 15 The Female Cyclist Tammie Ebert 204

Chapter 16 The Disability/Paralympic Cyclist Gary Brickley

Chapter 17 The Ageing Cyclist Richard Davison 232

Section I How Do I Get the Most Out of Coaching? The Coach-Athlete Relationship

Chapter 18 Coach-Athlete Relationships Helen Carter 244

Section J What are the Medical Considerations in Cycling?

Chapter 19 Cycling Injuries, Prevention and Management Roger Palfreeman 258

Chapter 20 The Fight Against Doping in Cycling Yorck Olaf Schumacher Roger Palfreeman 282

Further Reading 295

Glossary 305

About the Editors 309

About the Contributors 310

Index 317

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