Posted by: Joe Nuss on May 09, 2012
By Victor Jimenez
“The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week” presents a new way to achieve competitive fitness and power without the difficult time demands of traditional training methods. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online.
The founder of one of the most successful endurance coaching businesses, Chris 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 the way cyclists have for 30 years. Drawing on his 20 years of experience working with Lance Armstrong and busy career professionals, “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” shows cyclists how to build fitness on a realistic schedule by emphasizing the power of high-intensity interval workouts. In just six hours a week, cyclists can develop the snap, endurance, and strength they need to push the pace in the local group ride, have fun and perform well in local races, or tackle challenging century rides.
The Time-Crunched Training Program starts with the CTS Field Test, a proven test for establishing a cyclist’s personal training intensities. Each of the book’s four training plans features a complete set of workouts, including intervals and instructions. Carmichael also explains how to fuel for high-intensity training and adjust riding to take advantage of new power and speed. The book provides a time-crunched strength-training program and supplemental endurance training blocks for cyclists whose schedules unexpectedly clear.
Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, “The Time-Crunched Cyclist” is the new training approach that working professionals and parents have been waiting for. Cycling is more fun when you are fit, and now great fitness is achievable for cyclists who thought their best performances evaporated along with their free time.