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The Time Crunched Cyclist - Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week

  • The Time Crunched Cyclist - Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week
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The Time Crunched Cyclist - Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week presents a new way to achieve competitive fitness and power without the impossible time demands of traditional training methods. The founder of one of the most successful endurance coaching businesses, Carmichael noticed that many busy cyclists are unable to make performance gains using conventional training methods. They simply don't have enough time to train the way cyclists have for 30 years. Drawing on his 20 years of experience working with Lance Armstrong and busy career professionals, The Time-Crunched Cyclist shows cyclists how to build fitness on a realistic schedule by emphasizing the power of high-intensity interval workouts. In just 6 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 challenging century rides. The Time-Crunched Training Program starts with the CTS Field Test, a proven test for establishing a cyclist's personal training intensities. Each of the book’s four training plans features a complete set of workouts including intervals and instructions. Carmichael also explains how to fuel for high-intensity training and adjust riding to take advantage of new power and speed. The book provides a time-crunched strength training program and supplemental endurance training blocks for cyclists whose schedules unexpectedly clear. Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, The Time-Crunched Cyclist is the new training approach that working professionals and parents have been waiting for. Cycling is more fun when you are fit, and now great fitness is achievable for cyclists who thought their best performances evaporated along with their free time. Paperback. Charts, tables, and illustrations throughout. 6" x 9", 232 pp., $19.95, 978-1-934030-47-9 "Chris has always been an innovator. I've relied on his training methods for 20 years, and now even the busiest everyday cyclist can too." — Lance Armstrong "For those with tight schedules and real life demands, The Time-Crunched Cyclist offers an alternative to hanging up the bike in frustration." — DailyPeloton.com "Chris Carmichael's newest book, The Time-Crunched Cyclist, is worth a look for anyone with a real life." — PezCyclingNews.com "It's very hard: a) to put this book down and b) not to pick up a useful amount of beneficial knowledge from it." — TheWashingMachinePost.net "With the training plans, nutritional information, case studies, race and ride tips, success stories and more, The Time-Crunched Cyclist certainly gave me new hope that I would be able to train well to truly enjoy the sport that I love. If you are, like me, a cyclist with too little free time on your hands, I would definitely recommend that you buy and read this book." — BikeWorldNews.com "Carmichael explains superbly in the book how a training program which features shorter but higher intensity training coupled with good recovery periods can deliver spectacular results." — Roadcycling.co.nz Some charts and tables from the first printing of The Time-Crunched Cyclist were difficult to read. Please download these corrected pages (3.5 meg pdf download). About Chris Carmichael and Jim Rutberg Chris Carmichael was as an Olympian and a professional cyclist before becoming a renowned coach, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. He has coached 7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003. Jim Rutberg is the Editorial Director and a coach for Carmichael Training Systems, and co-author, with Chris Carmichael, of the New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Ride (2003), Chris Carmichael’s Food for Fitness (2004), and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life (2006). His work has appeared in Bicycling, Outside, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, VeloNews, and Inside Triathlon.

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