18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Perfect guide for strength training for cyclists,
This review is from: Weight Training for Cyclists (The Ultimate Training Series from VeloPress) (Paperback)
This book is very well laid out. It is an excellent guide for the beginner and a nice, well-organized reference for the advanced cyclist. Every part of the book is laid out in a straightforward manner and the information is right on in every respect. Whole training plans are sampled for the season, and easy-to-use charts are used to track your progress.
As a long-time cyclist and coach, the reviews that say this book is inferior are just plain wrong. Reading the book doesn't make you fitter. You have to practice what is taught in here. Additionally, the readers who pan it seem to have weight training backgrounds which likely pre-disposes them to their set ways of doing things in the gym. Bodybuilding techniques aren't cycling-specific.
Arguably this is the best book for that area of cycling that can improve your cycling the most, strength training.