From bone structure to physiology to ageing patterns, women are different from men. This book discusses various things female for beginning and intermediate cyclists. It addresses basic questions on bike fit, equipment, and training. It also covers issues specific to women, such as cycling and pregnancy, and injury prevention for women.
From bone structure to physiology to ageing patterns, women are different from men, yet most serious cycling books fail to take into account the particular concerns of female athletes. In Bicycling for Women , cycling authority Gale Bernhardt discusses all things female for beginning and intermediate cyclists.Comprehensive and scientific, Bernhardt's presentation is up-to-date, smart, and easily understood. She addresses basic questions on bike fit, equipment, and training before moving on to the additional issues specific to women, such as cycling and pregnancy, injury prevention for women, nutrition and diet plans for the female athlete, and tips for making cycling more comfortable.Encouraging for newcomers and invigorating for experienced athletes with new goals, Bicycling for Women is an indispensable resource for women who enjoy fitness and love to ride.
It would take a female rider about 10 years of whispered group ride conversation to accumulate the knowledge in Bicycling for Women. -- Women's Adventure magazine
Bicycling for Women is the most thorough female-specific book about how to get the proper fit on a bike, how to train, how to stretch, how to eat and how to deal with the aging process that I have ever come across. This book is packed with good advice. -- Cycling for Boomers
Knowledge is power and Gale Bernhardt packs enough information on bike fit, training programs, heart rate zones and nutrition to propel a casual cyclist to the next level...It's taken five years to learn about the measurements of bikes and my own physique, a process that could have been much more efficient had I been armed with the first chapter of Bicycling for Women. ..For those inspired to either pick up a bike for the first time or itching to push themselves further, Bicycling for Women provides a well-rounded guide to the unique world of women's cycling. -- DailyPeloton.com
Bicycling for Women offers a good overview of cycling for females just delving into the sport, but also has enough advanced skills and tips to be helpful for longtime female cyclists. -- Salt Lake Tribune
Bicycling for Women is packed with information and advice that will benefit any cyclist. Bernhardt shares a treasure trove of knowledge she's gathered over 34 years of riding and coaching endurance athletes. -- WomensAdventureMagazine.com
Bicycling for Women is a comprehensive overview of how cycling is specific to women. -- Liberty Sports magazine
Bicycling for Women offers new and experience female riders a comprehensive approach to the sport. The book debunks myths about women athletes while recognizing their unique physiological factors. -- Rocky Mountain Sports magazine
Thorough, informative, specific, and detailed. -- BicycleSmile.com
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Gale Bernhardt has coached and instructed athletes since 1974, and served as the USA Triathlon team coach in the 2000 Olympic Games. A certified USA Cycling Level I Coach, she has also served on the USA Triathlon National Coaching Committee since 2000 and is a USA Triathlon World Cup coach. Bernhardt is the best-selling author of Training Plans for Multisport Atheletes, Triathlon Training Basics, and Workouts in a Binder: Swim Workouts for Triathletes.
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