Chris Carmichael is the author of 10 books, including the NY Times Bestseller "Chris Carmichael’s Food for Fitness", "The Ultimate Ride", "Five Essentials for a Winning Life", "Chris Carmichael’s Fitness Cookbook", "Fitness Cycling", and "The Lance Armstrong Performance Program". His most recent books are "The Time-Crunched Triathlete" (2010) and "The Time-Crunched Cyclist, 2nd Edition" (2012).
The Time-Crunched Triathlete
The Time-Crunched Triathlete presents a fast-paced triathlon training program that delivers competitive speed without the time demands of conventional approaches. In as few as 8 hours per week, triathletes can develop the speed and endurance they need to be competitive in triathlon, from sprint- to half-iron distance races.
Drawing upon principles refined while coaching busy endurance athletes, Chris Carmichael shows triathletes how to build fitness in three sports on a realistic schedule that fits into their busy professional and personal lives.
Complete with training plans, case studies, nutritional guidelines, and success stories, The Time-Crunched Triathlete is the book active working professionals and parents have been waiting for.
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About Chris Carmichael and Jim Rutberg
Chris Carmichael was an Olympian and a professional cyclist before becoming a renowned coach and best-selling author. He has coached 7-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong since 1990, was recognized as the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, and was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in 2003.
Jim Rutberg is the editorial director and a coach for Carmichael Training Systems and co-author, with Chris Carmichael, of the New York Times best seller The Ultimate Ride (2003), Chris Carmichaelâ€™s Food for Fitness (2004), and 5 Essentials for a Winning Life (2006).
The Time-Crunched Cyclist
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 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 Lance 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 four 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.
Paperback. Charts, tables, and illustrations throughout.
6" x 9", 232 pp., $19.95, 978-1-934030-47-9
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Praise for "The Time-Crunched Cyclist"
"For those with tight schedules and real life demands, The Time-Crunched Cyclist offers an alternative to hanging up the bike in frustration." — DailyPeloton.com
"Chris Carmichael’s newest book, The Time-Crunched Cyclist, is worth a look for anyone with a real life." — PezCyclingNews.com
"It’s very hard: a) to put this book down and b) not to pick up a useful amount of beneficial knowledge from it." — TheWashingMachinePost.net
"With the training plans, nutritional information, case studies, race and ride tips, success stories and more, The Time-Crunched Cyclist certainly gave me new hope that I would be able to train well to truly enjoy the sport that I love. If you are, like me, a cyclist with too little free time on your hands, I would definitely recommend that you buy and read this book." — BikeWorldNews.com
"Carmichael explains superbly in the book how a training program which features shorter but higher intensity training coupled with good recovery periods can deliver spectacular results." — Roadcycling.co.nz
Some charts and tables from the first printing of The Time-Crunched Cyclist were difficult to read. Please download these corrected pages (3.5 meg pdf download).
Additional Titles From Chris Carmichael
The Ultimate Ride
Chris Carmichael has trained many of the world’s best cyclists, and now he offers his invaluable training tips, cutting-edge workout programs, and state-of-the-art exercises to help readers find their ultimate ride. In this book, he gives riders of all abilities an insider’s guide to getting fitter, faster, and on to the champion’s platform.
The Ultimate Ride helps build a strong foundation for incremental leaps in fitness, times, and techniques. Nutritional advice, goal-setting methods, and mental exercises complement the physical training tips, to make this the only cycling fitness book an enthusiast will ever need. This book gives the reader insight to the cornerstones and practices used at Carmichael Training Systems.
Chris Carmichael’s Food for Fitness
New York Times Best Seller, from the coach (Chris Carmichael) of Lance Armstrong and several more of the world’s greatest athletes come a revolutionary eating plan for all active people – from weekend warriors to elite competitors to those just trying to lose a few pounds and be fit. Readers will learn: – The truth and consequences of Low-Carb diets for athletes – The importance of eating the right foods for clean-burning fuel – Which supplements work and which just waste money – The Complete Carmichael Nutrition Program, which has carried many top athletes to victory – Comprehensive training programs to put a nutritional program to work – for cyclists, runners, endurance athletes, and others – The ease and benefits of dozens of quick-to-prepare, power-packed recipes.
5 Essentials for a Winning Life
Excellent book for anyone, you don’t have to be an athlete to learn some high performance skills to apply to your professional and personal life. 5 Essentials Program, Chris who guided Lance Armstrong to his record-breaking seven Tour de France championships now provides the empowering tools—including step-by-step action plans—that today’s people need to achieve their personal, professional, and athletic goals while performing at levels thought only possible in youth. There are many books that offer advice on making a change in one specific area of life—whether it is diet, fitness, career advancement, or relationships. The Five Essentials Program provides the integrated approach that really works to release the champion within and create lasting change. WINNING MATTERS: at work, at home and at play, and restoring the high-performance lifestyle you used to enjoy is the key to unleashing the champion within.