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ROAR provides Women with all the training and nutrition advice they need to build a rock-solid fitness foundation. Using what she calls "getting fit to get fit," Dr. Stacy Sims presents a comprehensive plan for training the body to optimally adapt to exercise. The book helps readers determine and reach peak performance weight, build lean muscle, strengthen bone, and boost power and endurance. And because a woman's physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause.
Rebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of our time. Known today as the Queen of Pain for her perseverance as a relentlessly fast runner, paddler, and mountain bike racer, Rusch was a normal kid from Chicago who abandoned a predictable life for one of adventure. In her new book Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled, Rusch weaves her fascinating life's story among the exotic locales and extreme conditions that forged an extraordinary athlete from ordinary roots. Rusch has run the gauntlet of endurance sports over her career as a professional athlete-- climbing, adventure racing, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking--racking up world championships along the way. But while she might seem like just another superhuman playing out a fistful of aces, her empowering story proves that anyone can rise above self-doubt and find their true potential. First turning heads with her rock climbing and paddling skills, Rusch soon found herself spearheading adventure racing teams like Mark Burnett's Eco-Challenge series. As she fought her way through the jungles of Borneo, raced camels across Morocco, threaded the rugged Tian Shan mountains, and river-boarded the Grand Canyon in the dead of winter, she was forced to stare down her own demons. Through it all, Rusch continually redefined her limits, pushing deep into the pain cave and emerging ready for the next great challenge. At age 38, Rusch faced a tough decision: retire or reinvent herself yet again. Determined to go for broke, she shifted her focus to endurance mountain bike racing and rode straight into the record books at a moment when most athletes walk away. Rusch to Glory is more than an epic story of adventure; it is a testament to the rewards of hard work, determination, and resilience on the long road to personal and professional triumph.
More women than ever before are jumping on their saddles to enjoy one of the fastest growing sports in the country-and to improve cardiovascular fitness, control their weight, and liven up their social lives. At the same time, cycling remains very much a "man's sport," an intimidating world that can be difficult for women to navigate. Now celebrity spokeswoman Selene Yeager covers all the basics-for all ages and fitness levels. Women will learn... - How to find the perfect bike and other essential equipment - How to shift, spin, climb mountains, and get back down - Training techniques that take it up a notch - What to eat off-and on-a bike - Competition craziness-race information and strategies - Why guys who work in bike shops act the way they do - And more!
Given our struggling economy as well as the national struggle to maintain our waistlines, cycling is enjoying a renaissance as more than 57 million people in the United States use bicycles regularly. Now "Bicycling"'s Fit Chick presents a brand-new, 12-week weight-loss and exercise plan for beginner and experienced cyclists alike.Whether readers have just a little bit of weight to lose or a lot, "Bike Your Butt Off "will help them meet their weight-loss goals in no time, thanks to its expert-tested food and exercise plans from authors Selene Yeager and Leslie Bonci. By outlining basic rules of the road, social elements of cycling, and the sustaining weight-loss benefits of cycling, "Bike Your Butt Off "distills the core fundamentals of cycling so that any beginner can adopt it as a lifelong endeavor.With delicious nutritional information, tips, training plans, and fat-burning and heart-pumping exercises to help maximize workouts, readers will see the pounds melt off while having the time of their lives.
Time is every woman's most precious commodity--and a lack of it is
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Women are built differently, ride differently, train differently, burn different macronutrients as fuel, and have a different relationship with their bikes than men do. It's only natural they should need their own comprehensive cycling book. The Bicycling Big Book of Women's Cycling by Selene Yeager is a Bicycling-branded instructional manual geared specifically toward women. It breaks down the sport of cycling down into easily digestible sections, beginning with the history of women's cycling and progressing into equipment, lifestyle, technique, training, and fitness goals. The book also includes a women-specific section that covers cycling while menstruating, cycling while pregnant, how menopause affects your training, and how specific parts of the female body are uniquely affected by cycling. The Bicycling Big Book of Women's Cycling will serve as an indispensible, life-long guide for every female cyclist.
Men love shortcuts. If there's a way to accomplish a job quicker
and more efficiently, they're all
Every cyclist wants to get faster. Whether they're a weekend warrior, a crit specialist, or a charity cruiser, speed is the X factor that lets a rider ride strong, feel fresh, and thoroughly enjoy each ride.
"Get Fast " is the cyclist's go-to guide for gaining speed. In it, author Selene Yeager addresses speed from every possible angle, including not only the standard chapters on riding techniques and bike maintenance tricks specific to getting fast but also stand-alone chapters on fitness and weight loss, stretching, nutrition and supplementation, motivation, and mental attitude. Together they present a complete and comprehensive guide to achieving one's top speed.
Bolstered by a foundation in science and road-tested by Yeager and the editors of "Bicycling" magazine, the wisdom presented in "Get Fast " will have riders and readers flying on the road, dirt, dirt roads, cross course, track--anywhere and everywhere they love to ride most--in no time at all.
"The Doctors Book of Food Remedies"
Forget gym memberships and running shoes. The best way to lose weight is on a bike. Every year, "Bicycling" magazine's weight-loss issue features the stories of new cyclists who have dropped serious pounds. The annual reader response is always huge and filled with questions about how to start a cycling weight-loss program. Now, in "Ride Your Way Lean", "Bicycling" columnist Selene [yen]eager provides readers with a comprehensive cycling plan that allows them to shed fat, streamline their bodies, and hone their skills on a bike. Cycling is gentle on the joints, easy to do with friends and family, and burns literally thousands of calories without being a bore or cause for suffering. A weight-loss program for people who want to drop pounds of fat while learning a new sport, this book offers training plans that turbocharge metabolism along with complementary nutritional advice. Each chapter is seasoned with anecdotal tips, success stories, pitfalls, and other advice from real people who have ridden themselves lean.
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