The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women: Everything You Need to Know for Whatever, Whenever, and Wherever You Ride (Paperback)
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It's a fact: Women are built differently than men. That means that women's bodies react differently to training, nutrition, and sometimes even riding itself. Yet most bicycling books are written without addressing any of these differences. This comprehensive cycling book addresses how to gear up and prepare for any goal-whether you want to ride for pleasure, complete your first 100 miles, or line up at a race.
Top professional cyclist Selene Yeager has teamed up with the editors of Bicycling magazine to create The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Women, an easy-to-follow instructional manual geared specifically toward women and their unique needs. It breaks down the sport of cycling into easily digestible sections, beginning with the history of women's cycling and progressing into equipment, lifestyle, technique, training, fitness goals, nutrition, maintenance, and more. The book also includes a women-specific section regarding hormones and exercise performance, 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 Cycling for Women is an indispensible, lifelong guide for every female cyclist.
About the Author
Selene Yeager is a top-selling professional health and fitness writer who lives what she writes as a certified personal trainer, USA Cycling certified coach, professional mountain bike racer with Rare Disease Cycling, and All-American Ironman triathlete. She has authored, coauthored, and contributed to more than two dozen books, and her work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives in Emmaus, PA.
“I'm so happy there's finally a book containing concrete information for female cyclists written by a woman who's moved through the ranks from beginner to pro athlete. Selene Yeager's writing speaks to all ability levels, and she backs up this comprehensive collection of essential information with science, passion, and years of real-life experience. This book will accelerate your learning curve and answer questions you never even knew you had.” —Rebecca Rusch, Four-time Leadville 100 champion and author of Rusch to Glory
“This outstanding book addresses every aspect of what a woman needs to understand to master the art of cycling. Selene Yeager's many years of experience as a pro cyclist and writer enable her to explain the most technical concepts in easy-to-understand language, and she really nails what it means to be a woman in the cycling world! As a woman and an athlete, I highly recommend that all women make this book part of their go-to library.” —Stacy Sims, M.SC., PH.D., Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist, chief research officer and cofounder of Osmo Nutrition