Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | October 14, 2010

Training and Coaching the Competitive Cyclist

It is with great pleasure that I announce the publication of my first book, Training and Coaching the Competitive Cyclist.  This book is published by DSWFitness as part of a self-study course that provides cycling, triathlon and fitness coaches with continuing education credits (CEUs).  The book is geared toward coaches who want to learn how to guide and improve cycling performance in athletes.  It will provide you with all the information you need to help your clients maximize their cycling potential.  Specifically, as a result of this book and course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and skills of a cycling coach.
  • Describe the 5 major cycling disciplines.
  • Describe the cycling licensure and cycling coach certification processes.
  • Counsel cyclists to make equipment decisions that maximize their race performance while minimizing cost.
  • Identify the specific skills athletes need to be stronger, faster and safer cyclists.
  • Evaluate cyclists’ fitness and assess their performance on a long-term basis.
  • Describe and apply the 5 Heart Rate Training Zones.
  • Describe the 6 key physiological principles.
  • Describe the 3 elements of cycling performance.
  • Describe the 4 key principles of training program development.
  • Use 21 high-impact cycling workouts to develop periodized training programs for your clients.
  • Provide specific nutrition and hydration recommendations that will improve cycling performance.

Click on the link below to learn more about the course and the CEUs awarded for successful completion by organizations such as the American Council on Exercise, USA Cycling and USA Triathlon:

Training and Coaching the Competitive Cyclist

NEXT POST – October 18, 2010

Cycle Log: Endurance Phase Week 2

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