Yoga for Cyclists

Author: Lexie Williamson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140819063X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Yoga is fast becoming an essential performance tool for road cyclists keen to improve flexibility, core strength, balance, breathing efficiency and mental focus. Most cyclists want to ride harder for longer but the unnatural slouched posture and repetitive nature of riding takes its toll on the body. Short, tight hamstrings, hip flexors and quadriceps are easily damaged and, over time, can cause knock-on problems in the lower back or knees. But a cyclist with a supple back, hips and hamstrings will not only be far less prone to overuse injuries than his stiffer training partners. He can also hunker down into aerodynamic positions easily and ride for longer, with more comfort. A cyclist able to breathe slower and deeper will breathe more efficiently and economically. A cyclist able to reduce adrenaline and control a scattered mind with concentration techniques will remain calm and focused in the heat of a race. Yoga for Cyclists will be the first title to address all of these areas by adapting yoga techniques specifically for cyclists of all levels, in clear, concise chapters. This is the ideal, no-nonsense resource, where every stretch, strengthening posture, breathing or recovery technique relates back to its impact on performance. Also included in this enhanced ebook are twelve video clips of selected yoga sequences.

Yoga for Runners

Author: Lexie Williamson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408190664

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Running is a fantastic cardiovascular workout that floods the body with 'feel good' endorphins and many runners find its rhythmic, repetitive nature a natural stress reliever and maybe even meditative. The downside of repetitive motion, however, is that it taxes a few select groups of muscles (hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors and Achilles) and neglects the remainder. This leads to muscular imbalances and, eventually, injury. This book addresses these imbalances by using yoga postures to both stretch and lengthen these short, tight running hotspots in a way that is time-efficient and highly targeted. Like yoga it's a union of all these physical and mental aspects that affect the performance of the runner as a whole. Practice the techniques together to become a stronger, smoother runner who is less prone to injury. Breathe deeper and more efficiently to train for longer. Gain a clear head to tackle negative distractions as you train or race, and in life generally. Also included in this enhanced ebook are twelve video clips of selected yoga postures and sequences.

The Cyclist's Training Bible

Author: Joe Friel

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716244

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Coach Joe Friel is the most trusted name in endurance sports coaching, and his Cyclist's Training Bible is the most comprehensive and reliable training resource ever written for cyclists. This new edition of the bestselling book includes all of the latest advances in training and technology. Using this book, cyclists can create a comprehensive, self-coached training plan that is both scientifically proven and shaped around their personal goals. Friel empowers athletes with every detail they need to consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing to race. This fourth edition includes extensive revisions on the specifics of how to train and what to eat. Friel explains how cyclists can: best gauge intensity with power meters and other new training technology to maximize form and fitness and reduce fatigue; more knowledgeably and accurately make changes to their annual training plan over the course of a season; dramatically build muscular endurance with strength training; improve body composition and recovery with smarter nutrition. With more case studies to draw from and multiple contingency plans for those times when training doesn't progress as planned, The Cyclist's Training Bible continues to be the definitive guide to optimal cycling performance.

Bike for Life

How to Ride to 100--and Beyond, revised edition

Author: Roy M. Wallack

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738217565

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 4636

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Do You Want to Ride to 100—and Beyond? BIKE FOR LIFE! Now with training plans, worldwide adventures, and more than 200 photos Ride a century when you turn a century: that was the promise Bike for Life offered when it was first published. A decade later, this blueprint for using cycling to achieve exceptional longevity, fitness, and overall well-being has helped tens of thousands of cyclists to ride longer and stronger. Now, nationally-known fitness journalist and lifelong endurance road and mountain biker Roy M. Wallack builds upon his comprehensive Bike for Life plan with even more practical tips and strategies to keep you riding to 100—and beyond. Fully updated, revised, and illustrated, Bike for Life features: - Cutting-edge workout strategies for achieving best-ever fitness at any age - Science-based 8- and 16-week Century training schedules - A radical new workout method that'll make you fly up the hills - An anti-aging plan to revive muscularity, strength, and reaction time - An exclusive 10-step Yoga for Cyclists routine - Strategies to fix "cyclist's knee" and "biker's back" - Advice on avoiding cycling-related impotence and osteoporosis - Ways to survive mountain lions, bike-jackers, poison ivy, and headwinds - Handling skills and bike-fit advice from famous coaches - Tips on staying motivated with worldwide adventures and challenges - The Bike for Life hall of fame: stories of amazing riders in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and up With oral-history interviews and profiles of the biggest names of the sport, including: John Howard, Gary Fisher, Rebecca Rusch, Ned Overend, Tinker Juarez, Juli Furtado, Marla Streb, Missy Giove, Johnny G, Eddie B, Mike Sinyard, and Rich "The Reverend" White.

Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone

A Philosophical Tour de Force

Author: Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza,Michael W. Austin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.

Meine Welt

Author: Peter Sagan

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492992749

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Peter Sagan hat nicht nur mit 28 schon Geschichte geschrieben. Er ist auch die schillerndste Figur im Profiradsport: Der »Kindskopf und Künstler im Sattel« (FAZ) versetzt die Fans in Verzückung. Freimütig beschreibt er seinen Weg von der Jugend in der Slowakei und den frühen Rennen bis zum Stammplatz auf dem Treppchen. Er berichtet vom Leistungsdruck, vom Rückhalt durch Familie und Weggefährten und vom Wechsel zum deutschen Team BORA - hansgrohe. Von den heftigsten Bergetappen bei der Tour de France; vom halsbrecherischen Kopfsteinklassiker Paris-Roubaix. Von unfassbar spannenden Sprints, Platten und verheerenden Stürzen. Von seiner Leidenschaft für schräge Wetten und originelle Tattoos. Und davon, wie knapp Siege entschieden werden.

Die Radsport-Mafia und ihre schmutzigen Geschäfte

Author: Tyler Hamilton

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961770

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.

The Road Cycling Performance Manual

Everything You Need to Take Your Training and Racing to the Next Level

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472944461

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Aimed at experienced cyclists who take their riding seriously, The Road Cycling Performance Manual disseminates the most up-to-date training approaches ­­­­– based on the latest sports-science thinking and the work of the elite cycling teams – to help riders reach their peak level and improve their overall performance. Written by leading cyclist journalist and former Masters Team Pursuit World Champion Nikalas Cook, this authoritative and insightful illustrated book provides cyclists with everything they need to know to train and perform at their highest level. Featuring the latest research and practical advice, The Road Cycling Performance Manual emphasizes the importance of getting the fundamentals of bike set-up, kit selection, technique, pacing, recovery and nutrition correct as this will lead to the most dramatic improvements to training times and ride performance. Complete with exclusive contributions from leading cyclists and team coaches from the world of cycling, The Road Cycling Performance Manual will provide riders with the competitive advantage to ensure they move up the race field.

The Stretching Bible

The Ultimate Guide to Improving Fitness and Flexibility

Author: Lexie Williamson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472929888

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 6408

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Let The Stretching Bible guide you through the key exercises to gain mobility, improve your sporting performance and prevent common muscular injuries. Whatever your age or ability, you'll find a range of stretches suitable for you, clearly organised by body part, including lower leg, back and upper body, to help target key areas of concern. The book also features a series of sports-related stretches aimed at keeping athletes supple, and includes a section on stretching techniques to avoid and treat common injuries such as lower back strain or iliotibial band syndrome, as well as easy stretches to help office and manual workers.

Power Yoga

The Total Strength and Flexibility Workout

Author: Beryl Bender Birch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451602210

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 6546

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THE OFFICIAL YOGA PROGRAM OF THE NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS CLUB Power Yoga is a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong, flowing movement, which creates a high-heat, high-energy workout. Unlike any other yoga program, Power Yoga is a choreographed sequence of postures that flow into one another, building strength, unwinding tight joints, and loosening muscles. Beautiful photographs and clear instructions guide you through this effective and popular routine. Based on the classical and original yoga system called astanga, Power Yoga is a complete mind and body workout that develops concentration and reduces stress. With its focus on mindful breathing and body heat, Power Yoga goes beyond the relaxation benefits of traditional yoga to offer a route to health and fitness that athletes of all levels will embrace.

Lauf oder stirb

Das Leben eines bedingungslosen Läufers

Author: Kilian Jornet

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Er wuchs auf 2000 Metern Höhe in einer Berghütte zwischen Andorra und Frankreich auf, stand mit sechs Jahren zum ersten Mal auf einem Viertausender und durchquerte mit zehn die Pyrenäen der Länge nach. Lebendig und offenherzig berichtet Kilian Jornet von seiner beeindruckenden Karriere zum international gefeierten Trailrunningstar: Wir begleiten ihn auf dem ersten 48-Stunden-Lauf, spüren die Atmosphäre beim Ultratrail auf den Mont Blanc und erfahren von seinem unglaublichen Rekord am Kilimandscharo. Der junge Sportler gibt Einblicke in seine Philosophie und erzählt von der Freude, die eigene Leistungsgrenze zu überwinden. Ein inspirierendes Buch für alle, die selbst leidenschaftlich gerne laufen und das besondere Bergabenteuer suchen.

Yoga-Anatomie

Ihr Begleiter durch die Asanas, Bewegungen und Atemtechniken

Author: Leslie Kaminoff,Leslie; Matthews Kaminoff

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864134838

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Im Yoga vereinigen sich innere Ruhe und Ausgeglichenheit mit einem starken, flexiblen Körper. Die Positionen oder Asanas kräftigen die Muskeln, entspannen den Geist und stärken die Konzentrationsfähigkeit. Aber was genau passiert eigentlich bei den verschiedenen Übungen im Körper? Der anerkannte Yoga-Experte Leslie Kaminoff hat in seinem Klassiker Yoga-Anatomie erstmals zusammengefasst, auf welche Organe, Muskelgruppen und Gelenke sich die einzelnen Asanas auswirken, wie sie das tun und wann welche Atemtechniken einzusetzen sind. Nun hat er den Bestseller komplett überarbeitet und mit zwei zusätzlichen Kapiteln zum Skelett- und Muskelsystem erweitert. Die wichtigsten Übungen und ihre Wirkungen werden auch in dieser Ausgabe durch exakte Illustrationen so detailgenau beschrieben, wie es anhand von Fotos nie möglich wäre. Mit diesem Buch erhält der Leser ein ganz neues Verständnis über die positive Wirkung von Yoga.

The Yoga Teacher

Author: Alexandra Gray

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 1555848540

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Dissatisfied with her job as a pharmaceutical rep and struggling with the decline of her long-term relationship, Grace, a well-heeled Londoner, uses yoga class to unwind, reflect, and momentarily transcend her earthly dilemmas. While pitching her company’s latest antidepressant to the disarming Dr. James, she is inspired by his plan to study Eastern medicine in Vietnam and decides to quit her job to become a yoga teacher. After studying at the eccentric White Lotus Foundation in California, Grace returns to London, ready for her new life. But nothing could have prepared her for the motley crew of students she amasses--from the octogenarian industrialist desperate for distraction, the supermodel who indulges yogic aspirations when she tires of kabbalah, to the American film star who uses yoga classes to conceal a scandalous affair. Overwhelmed, Grace soon finds herself relying on her bi-continental correspondence with Dr. James for solace and inspiration, his words hovering above her London life like a sweet promise. With an eye for the absurdity in every encounter, Alexandra Gray gently skewers our society’s preference for a quick-fix nirvana in this chronicle of one woman’s quest for love and meaning in a world numbed by materialism and psychotropic drugs.