Chris Carmichael publishes new book

Chris Carmichael, a trainer who worked with Lance Armstrong, has a new book on the market. It’s aimed directly at Masters cyclists who have limited amount of time to train. Here’s a look at the press release announcing the book’s launch…

Boulder, CO, USA – July 24, 2009 – Lance Armstrong’s personal cycling coach, Chris Carmichael, has published a new training book just as 7-time Tour de France winner Armstrong finishes his comeback Tour. The Time-Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in 6 Hours a Week presents a new way to achieve competitive fitness and power without the impossible time demands of traditional training methods. The book is available now in bookstores, bike shops, and online.

The founder of one of the most successful endurance coaching businesses, Carmichael noticed that many busy cyclists are unable to make performance gains using conventional training methods. They simply don’t have enough time to train the way cyclists have for 30 years. Drawing on his 20 years of experience working with Armstrong and busy career professionals, The Time-Crunched Cyclist shows cyclists how to build fitness on a realistic schedule by emphasizing the power of high-intensity interval workouts. In just 6 hours a week, cyclists can develop the snap, endurance, and strength they need to push the pace in the local group ride, have fun and perform well in local races, or tackle challenging century rides.

The Time-Crunched Training Program starts with the CTS Field Test, a proven test for establishing a cyclist’s personal training intensities. Each of the book’s 4 training plans features a complete set of workouts including intervals and instructions. Carmichael also explains how to fuel for high-intensity training and adjust riding to take advantage of new power and speed. The book provides a time-crunched strength training program and supplemental endurance training blocks for cyclists whose schedules unexpectedly clear.

Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, The Time-Crunched Cyclist is the new training approach that working professionals and parents have been waiting for. Cycling is more fun when you are fit, and now great fitness is achievable for cyclists who thought their best performances evaporated along with their free time.

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