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The Secret Of Cycling

Maximum Performance Gains Through Effective Power Metering and Training Analysis

By: Hans van Dijk & Ron van Megen

Price: CAD $51.00


Imprint: Meyer & Meyer Sport

400 Pages

9.84 X 8.07 X 0.87 ins

ISBN:  9781782551089 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 05/15/2017

How much power does your human engine have? How much power do you need for running in different conditions? How can you ptimize your training and racing performance? How can you use power meters to improve your results? What are the ultimate limits of human performance? The Secret of Cycling answers all of these questions. All factors determining the performance in running (from 800-meter race to marathon) are explained step by step: training, nutrition, body weight, running form, wind, hills, temperature, running gear, power meters and much more. On the other hand, all questions asked by cyclists about bike weight, wheels, frame, aerobars, power meters, wind, hills, temperature and the world hour record will be explained, too.

Written in a clear and lively style, the books are a wealth of information for every ambitious endurance athlete. These titles also contain brand new insights on how the balance of the power of your human engine and the power requirement for running in different conditions determines your performance. They show you how power meters can be used to optimize your training, running economy and race result. The Secret of series is lavishly illustrated and packed with useful data. Already bestsellers in the Netherlands and Belgium, The Secret of Cycling can be considered the ultimate textbooks for all serious runners and cyclists and their coaches.

Hans van Dijk is a lifelong runner and scientist. After retiring from his professorship at Delft University of Technology, he has been studying the laws of running and cycling, developing new concepts and models and writing books and columns on running, cycling and other endurance sports. He has developed the running and cycling calculators, enabling the readers to analyze and calculate their own performances.

Ron van Megen is a lifelong runner, engineer and managing director. He is keen on quantifying his results and on using all new technologies, including power meters. He has taken many of the photographs in the book.


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