The Time-crunched Cyclist: Race-winning Fitness In 6 Hours A Week, 3rd Ed. by Chris CarmichaelThe Time-crunched Cyclist: Race-winning Fitness In 6 Hours A Week, 3rd Ed. by Chris Carmichael

The Time-crunched Cyclist: Race-winning Fitness In 6 Hours A Week, 3rd Ed.

byChris Carmichael, Jim Rutberg

Paperback | March 7, 2017

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The Time-Crunched Cyclistreveals the fastest way to get fit for road racing, century rides, gravel grinders, cyclocross, Gran Fondos, and mountain bike events.With elite cycling coach Chris Carmichael's innovative, time-saving approach, busy cyclists will develop fitness, speed, and power in just 6 hours a week. Now powered by Strava, this updated third edition ofThe Time-Crunched Cyclisttraining program taps into the most popular cycling social network to help cyclists get fired up to crush their workouts, one segment at a time.

Through his popular endurance coaching service, Carmichael noticed that many busy cyclists are unable to make performance gains using conventional training methods; they simply don't have enough time to train. So CTS developed a new approach-the Time-Crunched Training Program-to help cyclists achieve competitive fitness and power without the impossible time demands of traditional training methods.

The Time-Crunched Cyclistshows cyclists how to build fitness on a realistic schedule by tapping the power of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts. Cyclists learn the science behind this alternative approach to training before performing the CTS field tests to get a baseline reading of their fitness. Nine comprehensive training plans include effective time-crunched workouts, nutrition guidelines, and strength training to develop the speed and endurance for a wide variety of cycling races and events. The new Time-Crunched Training Plans cover:

- New and Experienced plans for criteriums, road races, and cyclocross

- New, Experienced, and Competitive plans for century rides and Gran Fondos

- Gravel racing and ultraendurance mountain biking plans

- Intermediate and Advanced plans for commuters

This new, third edition integrates Strava, the popular ride tracking and analysis program.Powered by Strava, the Time-Crunched program becomes interactive, social, highly motivating-and focuses riders on the training data that matters most. It also adds the Time-Crunched Diet, a sports nutrition approach designed to help riders optimize their power-to-weight ratio with new guidelines on eating behaviors and delicious recipes from chefs Michael Chiarello and Matt Accarrino. A new chapter on hydration and managing heat stress will show athletes simple ways to avoid overheating that lead to better performance.

The Time-Crunched Cyclistcan help you capture your best performance-all in the time you have right now.

Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before beginning his career as a coach, best-selling author, and entrepreneur.He has coached elite cyclists since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003. He served as the men's road co...
Title:The Time-crunched Cyclist: Race-winning Fitness In 6 Hours A Week, 3rd Ed.Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.92 inPublished:March 7, 2017Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1937715507

ISBN - 13:9781937715502

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Mark Gainey, CEO and Co-Founder of Strava


Part I: The Time-Crunched Advantage

1The New Paradigm for Endurance Training

2The Science of the Time-Crunched Training Program

3Terms and Conditions

4Measuring Intensity in the Information Age

Part II: Training Programs

5Time-Crunched Cyclist Workouts

6Criterium, Road Race, and Cyclocross Training Programs

7Century and Gran Fondo Training Plans

8Gravel Racing and Ultraendurance MTB Training Plan

9The Commuter's Plan for Race-Ready Fitness

Part III: Weight Loss, Nutrition, Hydration, and Heat-Stress Management

10Weight Loss for the Time-Crunched Athlete

11Fueling High-Intensity Workouts

12The Time-Crunched Kitchen

13Hydration and Heat Stress Management

Part IV Making the Most of Your Fitness

14Supplementing Your Training Endurance Blocks

15Making the Most of Your Fitness

16Strength Training on Limited Time


References and Recommended Reading


About the Authors

Editorial Reviews

"Chris Carmichael's newest book, The Time-Crunched Cyclist, is worth a look for anyone with a real life." -"For those with tight schedules and real life demands, The Time-Crunched Cyclist offers an alternative to hanging up the bike in frustration." -"It's very hard: a) to put this book down and b) not to pick up a useful amount of beneficial knowledge from it." -"With the training plans, nutritional information, case studies, race and ride tips, success stories and more, The Time Crunched Cyclist certainly gave me new hope that I would be able to train well to truly enjoy the sport that I love. If you are, like me, a cyclist with too little free time on your hands, I would definitely recommend that you buy and read this book." -"A major overhaul from previous editions. Very well laid out. An easy read and expanded from 262 pages to 430 pages.A good book with sound research and science that is made easy to understand. Any time-crunched cyclist can come up with their own plan to fit their schedule and have fun racing." -"Carmichael explains superbly in the book how a training program which features shorter but higher intensity training coupled with good recovery periods can deliver spectacular results." -