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

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9781934030974: Tom Danielson's Core Advantage: Core Strength for Cycling's Winning Edge

Tom Danielson's Core Advantage offers a simple, highly effective 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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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.

About the Author:

Tom Danielson is a professional cyclist with consistent top 10 race results in elite sage races. Danielson kicked off his racing career winning 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 Espaà ±a. Since 2007, Danielson has consistently placed in the top 10 in elite international and U.S. domestic stage races and Grand Tours, including stage wins in the 2011 Tour de France and USA Pro Cycling Challenge.

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Verlag: Velopress Jan 2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 193403097X ISBN 13: 9781934030974
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Buchbeschreibung Velopress Jan 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Riding a bike takes more than leg strength. This title offers cyclists a core strengthening programme to make every bike ride faster and painfree. It features beginner, intermediate, and advanced training plans that can help cyclists to stabilise the upper body, improve cycling efficiency and reduce the fatigue that can cause back and neck pain. 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781934030974

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