Designed by Lance Armstrong's personal coach, The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week presents a high-intensity, low-volume training programme that delivers competitive fitness and power without the impossible time demands of conventional approaches. In less than six hours a week, cyclists can develop the snap, endurance, and strength they need to push the pace in the local group ride, have fun and perform well in local races, or tackle a challenging 100-mile fundraiser without committing to a traditional, high-volume training programme. Drawing upon the same programme he designed for 7-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, Olympic and U.S. Cycling Team coach Chris Carmichael shows men and women in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond how to build fitness on a realistic schedule that fits into the busy lives of today's active middle-agers.
Customer reviews for Book : The Time-Crunched Cyclist
Review 1 for Book : The Time-Crunched Cyclist
PostedApril 1, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value
This book gives the rationale behind its claims and explains clearly how the reduced volume, increased intensity approach to training can work if time is at a premium. Chris Carmichael adds enough references to published studies to back his claims. The information on nutrition was useful too - I was undereating on carbs.
The book is well written, but warrants a second read as it's quite dense in parts.
I've read the book and have begun the program; it seems manageable so far.
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