Bicycling for Women by Gale Bernhardt

Bicycling for Women by Gale Bernhardt

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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. Gale Bernhardt has been instructing and coaching athletes since 1974. In this book she shows women cyclists how to select and customize their bikes, design an optimal-performance plan, and meet their riding goals. She includes important information about women's health and nutritional needs, and tips to make cycling more comfortable. Women are not small men. From bike fit to physiology to aging patterns, women ride differently, yet most resources ignore these differences.

In Bicycling for Women , leading endurance sports coach Gale Bernhardt addresses all the ways that cycling is different for women. Gale's smart guide to cycling for women is an ideal way to get started riding for fitness, health, and fun as well as a complete reference for women who love to ride.

Bicycling for Women offers up-to-date and clear advice on everything from bike fit to apparel to training. Gale offers her expert guidelines on more complex issues, too, like cycling and pregnancy, injury prevention, nutrition and diet plans, and proven ways to make riding more comfortable over any distance.

Gale shares 5 training plans for riders of all levels to help improve hill climbing, prepare for bike touring, get ready for 50-mile and 100K rides, century rides, and even time trials for those who want to get a start on racing. Bicycling for Women includes: Anatomy and Bike Fit Training and Fitness Strength Training and Stretching Nutrition Mental Tools Menstrual Cycles and Pregnancy Masters Cyclists Comfort and Safety Training Plans for: Hill Climbing, Bike Touring, 50-mile and 100K rides, Century Rides, Time Trials Encouraging for newcomers and invigorating for experienced cyclists, Bicycling for Women is an essential resource for women who love to ride.