Bicycling for Women

Bicycling for Women

Book - 2008
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Women are not small men. From bike fit to physiology to aging patterns, women ride differently, yet most resources ignore these differences.

In Bicycling for Women , leading endurance sports coach Gale Bernhardt addresses all the ways that cycling is different for women. Gale's smart guide to cycling for women is an ideal way to get started riding for fitness, health, and fun as well as a complete reference for women who love to ride.

Bicycling for Women offers up-to-date and clear advice on everything from bike fit to apparel to training. Gale offers her expert guidelines on more complex issues, too, like cycling and pregnancy, injury prevention, nutrition and diet plans, and proven ways to make riding more comfortable over any distance.

Gale shares 5 training plans for riders of all levels to help improve hill climbing, prepare for bike touring, get ready for 50-mile and 100K rides, century rides, and even time trials for those who want to get a start on racing.

Bicycling for Women includes:

Anatomy and Bike Fit Training and Fitness Strength Training and Stretching Nutrition Mental Tools Menstrual Cycles and Pregnancy Masters Cyclists Comfort and Safety Training Plans for: Hill Climbing, Bike Touring, 50-mile and 100K rides, Century Rides, Time Trials

Encouraging for newcomers and invigorating for experienced cyclists, Bicycling for Women is an essential resource for women who love to ride.

Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : VeloPress, c2008.
ISBN: 9781934030288
Characteristics: xvi, 304 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.


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Nov 15, 2014

There is nothing about cycling technique and very little to do with buying a bike/bike fit. But if you want to know about hormone levels throughout the menstrual cycle, and measurements such as perceived exertion scales and VO2 max, this might be a good book.

Apr 07, 2010

Great for racers and endurance riders; less helpful for recreational riders.

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