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.
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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. 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.
Table of Contents
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
About the Editors 309
About the Contributors 310