Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes provides sound nutrition guidelines to boost athletic performance in seven of the most popular endurance sports.
Endurance athletes regularly push their bodies to the limits with a strenuous training regimen that demands smart nutrition. Monique Ryan offers proven strategies for improved athletic performance with sport-specific guidelines for the most popular endurance sports - triathlon, cycling, mountain biking, cyclo-cross, swimming, distance running, and rowing. In-depth information is presented in an easy-to-read and accessible style, with individual chapters dedicated to each endurance sport.
From bone structure to physiology to aging patterns, women are different from men, yet most serious cycling books fail to take into account the particular concerns of female athletes. In Bicycling for Women, cycling authority Gale Bernhardt discusses all things female for beginning and intermediate cyclists.
Every triathlete wants to be faster, and most know that adding strength training to their program will help them get there. In Strength Training for Triathletes, fitness phenom Patrick Hagerman explains how small changes in muscle strength add up to big race results. For triathletes, the benefits of strength training are many, from increased stability in the water and on the bike to a faster metabolism. Stronger muscles can work longer before feeling fatigued, making strength training indispensable to endurance athletes.
Crosstraining for Endurance Athletes: Building Stability, Balance, and Strength
by Raul Guisado
Take crosstraining beyond the basics of strength and flexibility. Raul Guisado, Olympic coach for the U.S. Ski Team, explores the benefits that trunk stability, joint stability, power, and agility can produce in a training program. Successful endurance athletes integrate Guisado's important crosstraining workouts into their training throughout the year.
For years cyclists have ascribed to Joe Friel's scientific, self-coached training plans in order to refine their skills and improve their overall cycling performance. The components of Friel's classic training method have been updated and refined to help cyclists produce better results through weight training, nutrition, power-based training, variations on periodization, and recovery. Regardless of gender, age, or racing experience, Friel helps cyclists create a plan specifically geared toward achieving their goals.
Traditional cycling training methods don't always yield results. Cyclists need a training plan that is tailored to their own unique physiology; it is only through specific training that they'll find gains where stock training plans fall short. As an experienced coach and physician, Dr. Michael Ross prescribes training plans based on proven science, not the latest training fad. Ross teaches about muscle physiology and unique body responses to exercise, weight training, testing, and nutrition.
Ultimately, a training plan tailored to specific needs and goals will give any cyclist a stronger competitive edge. Maximum Performance for Cyclists is a step-by-step guide to individualized workout intervals, sound nutritional choices, and planning for recovery that will help every cyclist achieve new levels of performance.
Mountain bikers will reap the benefits of a more deliberate and efficient training program with the help of Coach Joe Friel. If results are the goal, training should not be left to guesswork or the "ride-until-you-drop" mentality. Friel is renown for his proven methodology, which is based on science and built around the individual rider. The Mountain Biker's Training Bible enables cyclists to:
Develop a systematic and comprehensive training program
Train more efficiently
Become an effective self-coach
Improve performance through strength work, stretching, record-keeping, and smart nutrition
Set realistic goals for training and racing
Off-road cyclists, from novice to professional levels, will become more successful with Friel's scientific approach to mountain biking.
Nutritionist Monique Ryan gives team sport athletes a one-stop reference to address their specific nutritional training and competition concerns, and develop sound sports nutrition principles. By following Ryan's guidelines, athletes will discover how to optimize their body composition, recover after daily training, and consume the best fuel prior to training and competition.
Additional information includes glycemic index of foods, facts about vitamins and minerals, a comparison of sports nutrition products, and sample menus.
Winter sports athletes and enthusiasts will train smarter, recover faster, compete stronger, and maximize endurance with this nutritional guidebook in hand. Monique Ryan details the nutritional guidelines specific to each sport and outlines daily training diets that can be used to create full menu plans.
Athletes will find countless menus and strategies for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and hockey. Key nutritional information is highlighted throughout: glycemic index of foods, facts about vitamins and minerals, comparison of sports nutrition products, and sample menus.
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