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Training and Racing with a Power Meter

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The third edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter offers a critical update to cycling's most important and widely used training tool.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter brings the advanced power-based training techniques of elite cyclists and triathletes to everyone. A power meter can unlock more speed and endurance than any other training tool-but only if you understand the data. This new third edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter updates the comprehensive guide that was last published almost 10 years ago. Using this updated guide, any rider can exploit the incredible usefulness of any power meter. Pioneering cycling coach Hunter Allen and exercise physiologists Dr. Andy Coggan and Stephen McGregor show how to use a power meter to find your baseline power data, profile your strengths and weakness, measure fitness and fatigue, optimize your daily workouts, peak for races, and set and adjust your racing strategy during a race. New in this third edition: All-new power metrics: FRC, Pmax, mFTP, Power Duration Curve, and more Two new power-based training plans for masters cyclists and triathletes New training plans to raise Functional Threshold Power Over 100 new power-based workouts New guidance for triathletes on pacing the bike and run New case studies on masters cyclists and triathletes Methods to test power duration and pinpoint weaknesses in a variety of race distances 100 newly illustrated charts Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 3rd Ed. is the definitive, comprehensive guide to using a power meter. Armed with the revolutionary techniques from this guide, cyclists and triathletes can achieve lasting improvements and their best performances ever.

Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the ultimate guide to training with power. Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan are, without a doubt, the most knowledgeable people on the planet when it comes to power meters. Joe Friel, world-recognized endurance sports coach and author of The Cyclist's Training Bible

Training and Racing with a Power Meter is a comprehensive look at the technological and physical aspects of power and fatigue-based testing. It also includes coaching and training sessions to target weaknesses highlighted by the data. It's essential reading. BikeRadar.com

Training and Racing with a Power Meter presents useful information on how to delve deeper into the numbers and recognize patterns that surface over a season. Every triathlete can benefit from the book's in-depth info and detailed graphs showing the numbers you need to kill the competition. Triathlete magazine

Training and Racing with a Power Meter has enough scientific detail and analysis to satisfy even the most demanding numbers junkie while remaining readable and useful to even the casual power enthusiast. Canadian Cycling magazine

By far the best instruction manual I've seen is Training and Racing with a Power Meter. Stephen Cheung, PhD, PezCyclingNews.com

Training and Racing with a Power Meter is the most logically structured and comprehensive manual in print on how a rider can get maximum performance improvement from this device. Active.com



Autorentext

Hunter Allen is considered a foremost authority on using power meters to excel in endurance sports. Over the course of his coaching career, he has analyzed thousands of power-meter les and consulted with companies to further the capabilities of power-meter software and products. Having taught USA Cycling power certication courses since 2005 and traveled to more than 20 countries, Hunter has equipped thousands of coaches and cyclists with the principles of training with power. A USA Cycling Level I coach, founder of the Peaks Coaching Group, co-founder of TrainingPeaks Software, and a former professional cyclist with the Navigators team, Hunter has been coaching endurance athletes since 1995. His Peaks Coaching Group athletes have achieved more than 2,000 victories, numerous national and world championship titles, and Olympic medals. Hunter was also the BMX technical coach for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Hunter holds a B.A. in Economics from Randolph-Macon College. He resides in Bedford, Virginia, with his wife, Kate, and their children, Thomas, Jack, and Susannah.

Andrew R. Coggan, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized exercise physiologist. Formerly a national-caliber masters cyclist and time trial record holder, Andrew is also widely recognized as one of the leading experts on the use of power meters in training. Many of the concepts discussed in Training and Racing with a Power Meter and featured in WKO4 and other desktop or online software are the result of Andrew's work with cyclists and coaches. He is the originator of the normalized power, TSS, power profiling, quadrant analysis, and the Performance Manager concepts. As a result of his contributions, in 2006 he was honored by USA Cycling with their Sport Science Award and named a Finalist for the US Olympic Committee's Doc Counsilman Award. He is an Associate Professor in Kinesiology and Cellular and Integrative Physiology at Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis. He has published numerous scientific articles on a diverse range of topics, including the physiological adaptations to endurance training and the effects of aging on muscle metabolism during exercise. Most recently, his research has focused upon the effects of dietary nitrate on muscle contractile function. Andrew Coggan earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Texas and an MS in human bioenergetics from Ball State University. He lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife, Angela (a former elite national champion track cyclist), and children, Madeleine and Gavin.

Stephen J. McGregor, PhD, is a pioneer in the development of training concepts and software designed to maximize the benefits of training with technology. Most notably, Stephen created the normalized graded pace (NGP) algorithm and the run training stress score (rTSS), specifically designed for running. He has also developed the Dynamic Training Load (DTL) system for quantifying training load in dynamic team sports. Stephen is the director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory at Eastern Michigan University and has published and presented numerous research papers examining muscle injury, performance modeling, running physiology, and performance quantification using technology. He earned a doctorate in exercise physiology and has served on the science and education faculty for USA Cycling since 2005 where he presents Power and Elite Level 1 Coaching certification clinics. A former intercollegiate soccer player, triathlete, and elite competitive cyclist, Stephen has coached endurance athletes for almost 25 years and serves as a coach/consultant to numerous international and Olympic-caliber cyclists and runners. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Order of Ikkos as the coach of an Olympic medalist in cycling.



Klappentext

YOUR POWER METER IS THE ROAD MAP TO FASTER RIDING

From the amateur to pro ranks, cyclists and triathletes use power meters to gain speed and endurance. Training & Racing with a Power Meter unlocks the treasure trove of data at your fingertips to help you understand and redefine your performance on the bike.

Get the latest advances in power analysis from the world's leading experts:

· Optimize your training levels with a new, more individualized method

· More accurately target intervals based on your unique physiology

· Use the Power Duration Curve to reveal your functional reserve capacity, stamina, and time to exhaustion

· Improve efficiency by balancing power and technique throughout the pedal stroke with left/right power data

See how your Power Profile stacks up against the different types of cyclistsall-rounders, time trialists, climbers, sprinters, and pursuiters. With hundreds of power charts from men and women of a wide range of ages and ability, you will discover exactly what kind of training you need to become a better cyclist.

After identifying your Power Profile, you will be able to develop a customized, power-based training plan that plays to your strengths. You can draw from case studies, detailed plans, and over 100 workouts designed to achieve a variety of goalsthreshold improvement, peak performance, half-Ironman racing, and gran fondo riding. You will also find guidance on training with power to meet the specific demands of cyclocross, track, and ultra-endurance events.

Training & Racing with a Power Meter is packed with expertise and colorful visuals that will give you the skills you need to crack the code for converting power data into speed.

HUNTER ALLEN is an elite-level cycling coach, former professional cyclist, USA Cycling instructor, and owner of the Peaks Coaching Group. ANDREW COGGAN, PhD, is an exercise physiologist and a leading expert on power-meter data and application, responsible for developing many of the key metrics. STEPHEN MCGREGOR, PhD, is an exercise physiologist at Eastern Michigan University, USA Cycling instructor, and coach for Peaks Coaching Group.



Zusammenfassung

Training and Racing with a Power Meter brings the advanced power-based training techniques of elite cyclists and triathletes to everyone.

A power meter can unlock more speed and endurance than any other training toolbut only if you understand the data. This new third edition of Training and Racing with a Power Meter updates the comprehensive guide that was last published almost 10 years ago. Using this updated guide, any rider can exploit the incredible usefulness of any power meter.

Pioneering cycling coach Hunter Allen and exercise physiologists Dr. Andy Coggan and Stephen McGregor show how to use a power meter to find your baseline power data, profile your strengths and weakness, measure fitness and fatigue, optimize your daily workouts, peak for races, and set and adjust your racing strategy during a race.

New in this third edition:

  • All-new power metrics: FRC, Pmax, mFTP, Power Duration Curve, and more
  • Two new power-based training plans for masters cyclists and triathletes
  • New training plans to raise Functional Threshold Power
  • Over 100 new power-based workouts
  • New guidance for triathletes on pacing the bike and run
  • New case studies on masters cyclists and triathletes
  • Methods to test power duration and pinpoint weaknesses in a variety of race distances
  • 100 newly illustrated charts

Training and Racing with a Power Meter, 3rd Ed. is the definitive, comprehensive guide to using a power meter. Armed with the revolutionary techniques from this guide, cyclists and triathletes can achieve lasting improvements and their best performances ever.



Inhalt

Foreword by Joe Friel

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Abbreviations

Why Train with Power?

Power Tools

Power-Based Training: Where to Begin?

Determining Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Using Power for Optimal Workouts

Interpreting the Data

Beyond Average Power

Shifting to the Power Duration Model

Using Power to Manage Performance

Developing a Power-Based Training Plan

Tracking Changes in Your Fitness

A Powerful Triathlete

Racing Faster with a Power Meter

Power for Other Disciplines: Cyclocross, Track, Ultra-Endurance

Epilogue: Putting It All Together

References

Appendix: Workout Guide

Glossary

Index

About the Authors

Produktinformationen

Titel: Training and Racing with a Power Meter
Autor:
EAN: 9781937715939
ISBN: 978-1-937715-93-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Sport
Anzahl Seiten: 384
Gewicht: 785g
Größe: H235mm x B187mm x T28mm
Jahr: 2019
Auflage: 3. A.