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Cycling Anatomy (Sports Anatomy)

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    Shannon Sovndal(Author)

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This book allows readers to see what it takes to maximise cycling power, speed and endurance! "Cycling Anatomy" will give readers the knowledge to improve their performance by increasing muscular strength and optimising the efficiency of every movement. "Cycling Anatomy" features 74 of the most effective cycling exercises, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action. This book goes beyond exercises by placing with illustrations of the active muscles involved in cornering, climbing, descending and sprinting, detailing exactly the exercises which are fundamentally linked to cycling performance. From steep inclines to slick terrains, "Cycling Anatomy" will ensure cyclists are prepared for any challenge in the road ahead. Riders can learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas, reduce muscle tension and minimise common cycling injuries, finally learning ways to pull it all together to develop training based on the individuals needs and goals. Whether training for an upcoming century ride or just trying to best that killer hill with strength to spare, "Cycling Anatomy" will ensure every reader gets the most out of every ride.

Shannon Sovndal, MD, is the owner and founder of Thrive Health and Fitness Medicine (Thrive HFM), an elite team of physicians, exercise physiologists and athletes who provide clients with the highest level of personalised health care, life management and fitness training. Most recently, he served as a team physician for the Garmin/Chipotle professional cycling team. He also works as a board-certified emergency medicine physician at Boulder Community Hospital in Colorado and as a physician at the General Center for Clinical Research at the University of Colorado. Before becoming a physician, Sovndal raced road bikes in the United States, winning the California/Nevada District Championship and many other road races and criteriums. Sovndal is a co-author of Fitness Cycling and has written numerous sports-related articles and lectured on exercise-related topics. He attended medical school at Columbia University in New York and completed his residency at Stanford University.

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Book details

  • PDF | 208 pages
  • Shannon Sovndal(Author)
  • Human Kinetics(ADVANTAGE) (Consignment); 1 edition (1 July 2009)
  • English
  • 2
  • Scientific, Technical & Medical

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  • By Guest on 5 July 2017

    all good

  • By Colin Browning on 16 October 2014

    I've been working as a full time personal trainer and conditioning coach for 5 years and bought this book to augment my knowledge as I am now working with a cyclist.If you have any knowledge at all of anatomy and physiology, don't bother with this book. It is basic in the extreme and contains nothing you couldn't figure out for yourself.Worse than that is that it contains half-truths and factual inaccuracies.Finally, if you perform the kettlebell swing they way this book recommends, not only will you be doing the exercise incorrectly, you will increase your risk of injury.I have returned this book for a refund as I refuse to have it on my bookshelf.I very rarely leave a negative review on Amazon as I am very reluctant to criticise the work of others. But in this case I feel I have no choice.

  • By J. Mulvaney on 20 October 2010

    I have used weight training in my cycling training programme for a long time and find it very benificial. This book provides an excellent source of ideas for excercises targeted at improving endurance and power, overcoming weaknesses in form, preventing injury etc. The anatomical basis of muscle operation and how it relates and contributes to efficient cycling is wonderfully explained and illustrated. The range of excercises presented is large and well structured in terms of body zones e.g. back, arms, legs etc. Explanation of how excercises should be performed is also good. The visualisation techniques, where one is encouraged to imagine the cycling operation targeted when performing each excercise, is a great feature.The major weakness of the book is the lack of a planning guidance. Many of us are very used to creating and following structured training plans to achieve our cycling goals. Weight training must be integrated into these plans with differing weight levels and exercises being chosen dependent on the goals of the training phase. This book only plays lip service to this and future editions would benefit from inclusion of more detailed treatment of planning.I highly recommend this book for coaches and those experienced in weight training in their cycling training programmes.

  • By D. Bower on 12 January 2013

    I have a long term interest in cycling but serious illness had meant that for the last few years I haven't been able to get out on my bike nearly as much as I'd like. Now, illness behind me I can get back on my bike and hopefully get back to a level of fitness I enjoyed a few years ago.I have a very basic understand of the importance of core fitness to cycling and own my set of weights and a bench so have been doing some basic exercises in order to build my strength up and hopefully avoid injury but I wanted some specific guidance as to precisely what exercises would be of most use with cycling in mind.This book is superb in doing this. It first gives a general overview of how muscles work and why whole body training is important to the cyclist.It is then broken down into the various parts of the body; Arms, Shoulders and Neck, Chest etc and gives several core exercises for each along with useful variations of each exercise should a certain technique be easier for you. It also describes what benefit each exercise for the cyclist (note these are all road cycling related, no mountain bikes for some reason but I don't see this as a major drawback) and clearly illustrates what muscles are being worked.As others have mentioned, it doesn't give you set training plans but if you pick 2 or 3 upper body exercises and 2 or 3 lower body and move things around every so often you won't go far wrong.All in all an excellent, well presented book that would be of benefit to anyone looking to incorporate weights into their cycling training.

  • By Mr. C. R. Dias on 11 November 2009

    I am a 35 yr old male who used to weigh 17st, and was trying to lose weight by cycling. I accured an injury whilst cycling, my bike was in the wrong position, this book helped me train the muscles needed to become a good cycler and a pain free ride. Due to the indepth and precise explanations of which muscles to train and the best way to get the most out of my rides. I now only weigh 15st and am enjoying every bike ride without the worry of any injuries.

  • By Welvis on 21 September 2009

    On a quick scan this looks like a great reference guide for cycle-specific strength training. The fact that it's arranged by body area - back, core, legs etc. makes it really user friendly & the wide range of exercises within each section should make training a bit less dull + the results more comprehensive. Detailed pics of what's happening to your muscle groups & how the exercise should be performed should also appeal to those with an interest in anatomy.

  • By Aleksandr K. on 5 August 2015

    It's just a collection of exercises. I expected it to elaborate more on the cycling techneque and some excercises that would support it. It consists mostly of photographs, that take unreasonably large areas. The book itself is quite thin and it looks like they did their best to get the required number of pages, not the quality.

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