19.54 Gale Bernhardt Bicycling for Women

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Bicycling for Women

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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.

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More women than ever before are taking up cycling. With the benefits of improved fitness, invigorating exercise, and an unmistakable sense of community, it's easy to see why: Cycling is an incredibly rewarding sport. Now, in "Bicycling for Women," author Gale Bernhardt presents every detail a woman needs to successfully navigate the sport, in and out of the saddle.Whether looking forward to a charity ride, group rides with friends, or the thrill of competition, women can embrace the cycling lifestyle with confidence and comfort. In addition to detailed training and fitness information, Bernhardt gives careful attention to the issues that separate women from men, and her practical advice resolves the endless questions surrounding selecting the perfect bike, bike fit, gear and more. She also offers foolproof nutritional guidance for optimal performance and a fully illustrated strength and flexibility program for women who want to ride faster, climb better, and avoid common injuries.Encouraging cycling's newcomers and challenging its enthusiasts, Bicycling for Women is an indispensable resource for women who love to ride.Includes 5 comprehensive training plans: Improved Hill ClimbingMultiday Bike Tour100K or 50-mile rideCentury RideTime Trial

About the Author:

Gale Bernhardt has coached and instructed athletes since 1974, and served as the USA Triathlon team coach in the 2000 Olympic Games. A certified USA Cycling Level I Coach, she has also served on the USA Triathlon National Coaching Committee since 2000 and is a USA Triathlon World Cup coach. Bernhardt is the best-selling author of Training Plans for Multisport Athletes, Triathlon Training Basics, and Workouts in a Binder: Swim Workouts for Triathletes.

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