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Tom Danielson's Core Advantage: Core Strength for Cycling's Winning Edge

De (autor) , Patrick M.S. Dempsey
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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 2013
Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage offers a core strength program for cyclists. This comprehensive approach shows the 50 essential core workout exercises that will build strength and endurance in the key core muscles for cycling—no gym membership required.

Professional cyclist Tom Danielson used to have a bad back. He shifted in the saddle, never comfortable, often riding in pain. Hearing that core strength could help his back, he started doing crunches, which made matters worse. He turned to personal trainer Allison Westfahl for a new approach. Danielson and Westfahl developed all-new core exercises to build core strength specifically for cycling, curing Danielson’s back problems. Better yet, Danielson found that stronger core muscles boosted his pedaling efficiency and climbing power.

Using Danielson’s core exercises, cyclists of all abilities will enjoy faster, pain-free riding. Cyclists will perform simple exercises using their own body weight to build strength in the low back, hips, abs, chest, and shoulders without adding unwanted bulk and without weights, machines, or a gym membership. Each Core Advantage exercise complements the motions of riding a bike so cyclists strengthen the right muscles that stabilize and support the body, improving efficiency and reducing the fatigue that can lead to overuse injuries and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders.

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced training plans will help bike racers, century riders, and weekend warriors to build core strength throughout the season. Each plan features warm-up stretches and 15 core exercises grouped into workouts for injury resistance, better posture, improved stability and bike handling, endurance, and power. Westfahl explains the goal for each exercise, which Danielson models in clear photographs.

Riding a bike takes more than leg strength. Now Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage lays out the core strengthening routines that enable longer, faster rides.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781934030974
ISBN-10: 193403097X
Pagini: 224
Ilustrații: Illustrations throughout
Dimensiuni: 178 x 228 x 14 mm
Greutate: 0.41 kg
Editura: VELOPRESS

Cuprins

Introduction

Part I

What Is Core Strength?
1. Core Strength Means Better Results
2. Common Injuries
3. Posture

Part II
Core Advantage Workouts and Exercises
4. Flexibility
5. Getting Started
6. Level I Workouts and Exercises
7. Level II Workouts and Exercises
8. Level III Workouts and Exercises

Appendix: Workout Logs
References and Further Reading
Index
About the Authors


Recenzii

"Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage provides both a solid basis of theory and practical exercises for improving our cycling. Designed specifically for cyclists…from the ground up to prevent cycling injuries and with the specific posture and motion of cycling in mind…Holistic and progressive workouts…Absolutely no equipment of any kind is needed." -- Pezcyclingnews

"A strong midsection makes for a more efficient stroke. Try the 50 exercises in Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage." -- Bicycling magazine

"Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage argues for a different kind of core training than the traditional parade of crunches…The style of training works for everybody who exercises and especially for those who are getting older and are familiar with nagging back issues." -- Denver Post

"Even if you’re not suffering from back pain, [these 50 exercises] are a helpful, practical and surefire way to improve your riding." — RoadBikeRider.com

"In their book, Danielson and Westfahl discuss the importance of core training and offer plans for cyclists of all levels." -- The Olympian

Notă biografică

Tom Danielson is a professional cyclist with Team Garmin-Barracuda. Danielson won the national collegiate mountain biking championship riding for Fort Lewis College. He began his pro road cycling career riding for Team Mercury and then Team Saturn. Danielson won the Tour de Langkawi, Nature Valley Grand Prix, the Cascade Cycling Classic, Tour de Toona, and the Mt. Washington Hill Climb. In 2004, Danielson signed on with the Italian squad Fassa Bortolo and then Discovery in 2005 when he won the Tour de Georgia. While riding for Discovery, Danielson won a stage of the Vuelta a España.

Allison Westfahl is a certified personal trainer and founder of The Athletic Edge, a fitness consulting company based in Boulder, Colorado. She holds an MS in Exercise Science and is a certified USA Triathlon coach. Westfahl has worked as a personal trainer to amateur and youth athletes as well as elite cyclists Tom Danielson, Ryder Hesjedal, Timmy Duggan, Blake Caldwell, and Mike Friedman. Westfahl was named the youngest ever Director of Personal Training at the prestigious Flatiron Athletic Club, named in 2006 by Men’s Journal as the Best Gym in America. She has contributed to the Denver Post and Bicycling magazine.


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FIND YOUR CORE ADVANTAGE

Pro cyclist Tom Danielson used to have a bad back. He shifted in the saddle, was never comfortable, and often rode in pain. Core strength workouts fixed Tommy D’s back pain, and core strength has become his cycling advantage.

The strength routines in this book will help you build power and performance on the bike. You will improve your balance, coordination, and muscular endurance without adding unwanted muscle bulk.

You don’t need a gym. You don’t need special equipment. With Tommy D’s simple core exercise routines, you will eliminate muscle imbalances and lingering pain from injuries. You’ll maintain power out of the saddle, climb stronger, and reduce fatigue at the end of a long ride.

Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage includes:
•    45 core strength exercises
•    5 dynamic warm-up exercises
•    Workout plans in 3 levels, beginner to pro
•    Exercises to build strength, endurance, and balance
•    Cures for back, shoulder, and neck pain
•    Workouts to improve climbing and out-of-the-saddle power

Tom Danielson’s core exercises are essential for stronger riding. They are easy to master, and they don’t take much time. Best of all, they will improve your performance on the bike and extend your cycling career.