If you’re like most endurance athletes, you’re concerned about your weight. You know that every extra pound slows you down. Matt Fitzgerald’s Racing Weight Quick Start Guide applies all the principles of his best-selling book Racing Weight in a detailed set of weight-loss training plans. You will devote 4 to 8 weeks to starting a weight loss of 5, 10, or 20+ pounds. Lose weight quickly by following a schedule of high-intensity workouts and strength training as well as a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume plans make it possible for cyclists, runners, and triathletes with a wide range of experience to maintain their training levels. Replace fat with muscle while keeping your appetite in check.
Joe Friel is the world's most trusted triathlon coach and his friendly guide, Your First Triathlon, will get you ready for your first sprint or Olympic triathlon feeling strong, confident, and ready for the challenge. Friel has helped hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy the challenges of triathlon with his clear and comprehensive Training Bible method. Your First Triathlon simplifies all the principles of Friel's training approach for newcomers who want a simple, no-nonsense way to train for triathlon. The practical triathlon training plans in Your First Triathlon take fewer than 5 hours a week and will build the fitness and confidence you need to enjoy your first event. Your First Triathlon offers a 12-week training plan for total beginners as well as custom plans for athletes who have some experience in running, cycling, or swimming. Each triathlon training schedule includes realistic swimming, biking, and running workouts with options to add strength workouts. These simple plans will build anyone into a triathlete. Friel simplifies your triathlon race day with smart tips to navigate your race packet pickup, set up your transition area, fuel for your race, finish your swim without stress or fear, and ensure your race goes smoothly from the moment you wake up until you cross the finish line. Triathlon is a fun and challenging sport that can help you get fit, healthy, and feeling great. Your First Triathlon will help you get off to a great start in the swim-bike-run sport.
For over 20 years, Sally Edwards has cheered, prodded, and even pushed hundreds of thousands of women across the finish line of their first triathlon. That's because Sally believes triathlon changes women into healthier, happier people. As spokesperson of the Danskin Women's Triathlon Series and the Trek Women Triathlon Series, Sally has inspired women to take up a new challenge and find a renewed passion for a healthy, active lifestyle. Sally will guide you from the first day of training to race day, with plenty of encouragement along the way. Sally leaves no question unanswered, from workouts to the transition zone to the most common question of all—what to wear. Triathlons for Women has everything you need to get started.
Skratch Labs’ Feed Zone Portables Cookbook gives you real, delicious, and easy-to-make fuel for your next ride. Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim—a physiologist who has done extensive work with Pro Tour teams—teamed up to give you 75 simple recipes for food that travels well, tastes amazing, and gives you the energy you need to keep riding. The book focuses on delivering the right blend of macro and micro nutrients for training athletes in simple, flavorful recipes.
Your core is the launch pad for every athletic movement. A strong core allows for a strong cyclist. The RealRides Strength Indoor Trainer DVD offers an 8-week training program specifically targeted to building a more powerful cycling core. In this program, Robbie Ventura, former professional cyclist and pro-coach, alternates core-specific on-the-bike power intervals with off-the-bike core fitness speed work. Each segment consists of warm-up movements designed to increase flexibility and strength, followed by a timed speed-work routine. It's the perfect tool to build a balanced, stronger core.
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