Our mission: Improve cycling performance through the conditioning process.
This process includes providing cycling-specific educational information for the 14 areas of performance conditioning including: on-off bike programming for in-pre and off-season with technical/tactical, bike fit, physiology, psychology, testing, biomechanics, injury prevention, fueling, recovery methods and more.
This mission is primarily achieved through the publication Performance Conditioning Cycling Newsletter an official publication of the USA Cycling Coaches Association with over 622 articles from 169 authors published for over 17 years.
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Unlock Coaching Secrets- The Ultimate Conditioning Experience from the Ultimate Cycling Conditioning Authority What makes us the authority? 622 articles from 169 authors for over 17 years! Largest, Most Comprehensive Cycling Conditioning Library in the World and the Official Publication of USA Cycling Coaches Association.
Performance Conditioning for Cycling Newsletter
Twelve pages • seven times a year • Item # CY 999 A newsletter dedicated to improving cyclists. Official publication of the USA Cycling Coaching Association. For over 8 years, serving Cyclists with latest conditioning information! Featuring the latest information from top cyclists, coaches, and performance team support personnel! This newsletter provides coaches and cyclists, both mountain and road, specific conditioning information on programs to improve sprinting power, endurance, and how to plan a year round on- and off-bike conditioning program. Learn how to avoid overtraining and chronic fatigue, improve technical and tactical performance, prevent injury. Learn from the experts. Easy to use 12-page format with understandable charts and illustrations and step-by-step checklists. Timely seasonal information presented seven times a year. Revolutionary coding system with each article telling the appropriate training level based on the cyclist’s training age — beginner, intermediate/sport, elite or master. • Make the most of your conditioning time. • How to taper and peak. • Planning with the big picture in mind. • Lactate production and tolerance. • Climbing and sprinting. • Special time trial considerations. • Make your strength training program event specific. • Deal more effectively with heat, humidity, altitude, pollution and cold. • Plyometrics exercises specially designed for cyclists. • Technical and tactical racing performance considerations. • Bike fit and positioning issues. • Cutting edge nutrition. • Latest ergogenic aids. • How to strength and cross-train. • Performance advice on cadence, aerodynamics, crank leg, and more. • Avoid overtraining and other causes of injury. PLUS Get the Elite Cycling Conditioning Digest. Up Close and In-depth Performance Information from Elite Coaches and Cyclists • Interviews — In-depth looks at today's latest training methods. • Questions and Answers — Most frequently asked questions about how the best train and why they train as they do. • Favorite Exercises of the Coaches/Stars — Glimpses of conditioning-related exercises done by top cyclists and coaches to improve their performance. Presented in detail
Mike Neiderpreum, Joe Friel, Ed Burke Ph.D., Arine Baker M.D., Vern Gambetta and Christopher Stammer 1997•36 pp•43 charts,tables and illustrations•$5.95 • Item #CY 114 Learn the 6 Winning Steps: 1. Performance Tactics and Strategies. Learn secrets of using the course, thinking ahead, critical moments in the race and more. 2. Bike and Rider Fit. Learn how to get your bike in shape and what medical considerations you need to know. 3. Off-Bike Strength and Power Endurance Program. Learn how to do exercises that will build your base before you start bike training. 4. On-Bike Program. A complete, 8-week, step-by-step program to get you ready. 5. Nutrition planning. Learn what to eat during training, the week of and day of a race. Supplements also considered. 6. Mental Conditioning. Getting your mind right for the big day. Bonus features: • Eight-week programs both on- and off-bike. • How to index of illustrated exercises, making sure you do it right. • Training log to record your progress.
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CY-P1 • $8.95 each These training cards are designed to empower self coached cycling and triathletes to prescribe a personalized, off-bike training program based on their specific event needs. Here’s What You Get and How it Works Card #1-Provides Complete Step-by-Step Instructions Card #2-Warm-up and cool down to start and end each workout the right way. Card #3- Addresses posture, bike position, flexibility or imbalance issues necessary to establish a strong, optimum power cycling platform. Card #4 and #5- Progresses to cycling specific upper, core and lower body strength development. Card #6 Finishes off with sprint power development. Training Logs to record your progress Training card system features: -Independence-do anywhere, anytime at home or at the gym -Progression- from beginning to advanced levels. -Economy-start with bodyweight and progress to low cost equipment. -E-Z to Use- over 130 Exercises explained in detail. -Tuff/Water Resistant- available in lamination.
CY-L1 • $16.95 These training cards are designed to empower self coached cycling and triathletes to prescribe a personalized, off-bike training program based on their specific event needs. Here’s What You Get and How it Works Card #1-Provides Complete Step-by-Step Instructions Card #2-Warm-up and cool down to start and end each workout the right way. Card #3- Addresses posture, bike position, flexibility or imbalance issues necessary to establish a strong, optimum power cycling platform. Card #4 and #5- Progresses to cycling specific upper, core and lower body strength development. Card #6 Finishes off with sprint power development. Training Logs to record your progress Training card system features: -Independence-do anywhere, anytime at home or at the gym -Progression- from beginning to advanced levels. -Economy-start with bodyweight and progress to low cost equipment. -E-Z to Use- over 130 Exercises explained in detail. -Tuff/Water Resistant- available in lamination.
Multiple Authors•10 articles•Item #CY-130 Get 10 of our best and most popular training articles and presented so you can start your program now! This kit focuses on on-bike, pre-season conditioning programs to improve cycling performance starting with a guide to help you classify and plan your workouts. Detailed are specific training to improve cadence, climbing and build race intensity followed by program consideration for specific cycling events. Includes an index of each article and how you can use it to establish your program. On-bike Article Index #1: Cyclist Guide to Classification and Planning of Workouts #2: Getting Ready for the Season- Cycling Cadence: Some Thoughts on "Optimal" Spin Rates #3: Building Race Intensity-Part 1 #4: Building Race Intensity Part 2 #5: Tapering for the Competitive Cyclist #6: Climbing-Making to the Top #7: How to Train for the Points Race #8: 8 Week Stage Race Plan #9: Establishing a Beginning 12 Week Criterium Program #10: Getting Ready- 20 Week Season Plan Made Simple!
Multiple Authors • 10 articles • Item CY144 • $11.95 This kit is an update and provides all new information based on our original on-bike workout performance Insta-kit. Detailed is specific training to improve cadence, climbing and build race intensity followed by program considerations. It includes an index of each article and how you can use it to establish and develop your program.
Multiple Authors•10 articles•Item # CY-129 Get 10 of our best and most popular training articles and presented so you can start your program now! This kit focuses on our very best off-bike programs to improve cycling performance. Detailed are weight training, flexibility and plyometric jump training programs to improve your strength and power endurance, year round. Includes an index of each article and how you can use it to establish your program. Off-bike Article Index #1: Strength Training Exercise Program for Cycling-Building the Base, #2: Strength-Training Exercise Program for Cycling-Increasing Strength, John #3: Power Strength Training Program for Cycling-The Final Prepatory Phase #4: Power Strength Training Program for Cycling-Peak Competitive Training #5: Strength Training Program for Cycling-Transition Phase #6: Strength training for Cycling- Lift Like an Athlete #7: Single Leg Strength A New Approach to Your Off-Season Program #8: Non-Traditional Weight Training for the Endurance Road and Mountain Cyclists #9: This Season, Add Flexibility Training to Your Cycling Program #10: Hill Running and Jump Training
Multiple Authors • 10 articles • Item CY145 • $11.95 This kit is an update and provides all new information based on our original off-bike workout performance Insta-kit. Detailed are weight training, core, posture/flexibility and plyometric jump training programs to improve your cycling-specific strength and power endurance, year round. It includes an index of each article and how you can use it to establish and develop your program.
Multiple Authors • 10 articles • Item CY146 • $11.95 Junior cyclists are not miniature adults. They have their own unique profile of development based on skills acquisition, physiological, psychological and social considerations. In addition skill acquisition and training is related to growth, development and gender. Applying adult training strategies to these young athletes is doing them a disservice that can lead to injury, burnout and an overall bad cycling experience. This kit takes an integrative look at how the young cyclist develops and provides programming and training information tailored specifically to the junior cyclists. As a parent or mentor by developing a basic understand of the underlining issues facing the junior rider you can nurture this developmental process to obtain optimal performance and avoid injury and have fun doing it.
Multiple Authors • 10 articles • Item CY147 • $11.95 Planning is the process of scheduling training rides, competitions and recovery to improve cycling performance and achieve performance goals. Periodization is applying science to the planning process. Because of the individualization of the planning process the cyclists must understand and apply all the variables that go into this process so that s/he can design it to their own very specific needs. This can be done on their own or with a coach. The planning and periodization process is the most critical aspect of the athlete/coach relationship. The information presented in this kit covers all aspect of this process so that the cyclists can gain an appreciation of what is important and to be able to communicate with their coach during this process to achieve maximum benefits or go it on their own. We hope this kit gives you the ability to obtain optimal performance and avoid overtraining.
Multiple Authors • 10 articles • Item CY150 • $11.95 According to cycling physiologist Sean Wilson, Ph.D., "Our bodies are composed of many different physiological systems including muscles, metabolism, heart, lungs, nerves, hormones, intestines, and skin. These various physiological organs and systems work together to maintain the normal function or homeostasis, of our bodies while we are riding." This kit takes an integrative look at how your body reacts and adapts to cycling training. This response is different for a novice rider, master athlete and elite cyclist. By developing a basic understand of the underlining physiology of cycling we hope this kit gives you the ability to obtain optimal performance and avoid injury.
Multiple Authors • 10 articles • Item CY149 • $11.95 Cycling is based on the concept of stress application and recovery from the stress to improve performance, but if recovery is incomplete the chance of overtraining increases. Managing this critical balance is the cyclist’s biggest challenge. Overtraining leads to reduced performance and possible injury and illness. Recovery comes in many forms with sound nutritional practices and in some cases supplementation a key strategy in recovery. This kit presents the concepts of overtraining and methods of recovery beyond nutrition. We hope this kit gives you the ability to obtain optimal performance and avoid overtraining.
Multiple Authors • 10 articles • Item CY148 • $11.95 According to cycling coach Michael Lovegren “biomechanics is the study of motion and the effects of forces relative to the human body; a field that combines discipline of physiology and engineering mechanics, which utilizes tools of physics, mathematics, and engineering to describe the properties of physiology”. The goal of cycling biomechanics is to optimally combine the rider with the bike for maximum pedaling efficiency to gain maximum benefits of bike fit, effective pedal mechanics based on the individual cyclist anatomical make up and the physiology necessary to produce force (power) to move the bike utilizing the lowest amount of oxygen consumption. The goal is to position the cyclist where he/she will have the lowest amount of oxygen consumption while maintaining optimal power production which is known as efficiency. We hope this kit gives you the ability to obtain optimal performance and avoid injury.
Multiple Authors • 10 articles • Item CY143 • $11.95 Cyclists come in all shapes, sizes and with specific “issues” that make finding the right fit for their bike critical in order to enjoy high performance, injury free cycling. With all the variety of different types of bikes on the market, fitting has become a complex process that has created a new profession to insure cycling fitting success. There are several schools of thought in bike fitting centered on getting the athlete to fit the bike by enable anatomical modification through exercise intervention or to fit the bike to the athlete through external modifications such as the use orthopedic devises. We hope this kit gives you important information to make the right choices.