• The Cyclist's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide

  • By: Joe Friel
  • Narrated by: Brian Arens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Cyclist's Training Bible is the best-selling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced cyclists. 

Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in the world and his proven cycling training program has helped hundreds of thousands find success in the sport.

Joe has completely rewritten this new 5th Edition of The Cyclist's Training Bible to incorporate new training principles and help athletes train smarter than ever. 

The Cyclist's Training Bible equips cyclists of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day.

With this all-new audio edition, Joe will guide you to develop your own personalized cycling training program and:

  • Train with the right intensity and volume
  • Gain maximum fitness from every workout
  • Change your training plan over the course of the season
  • Make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining
  • Build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training
  • Improve body composition with smarter nutrition

The Cyclist's Training Bible is the world's most trusted guide to cycling training. Get stronger, smarter, and faster with this audio version of the bible of the sport.

This audio edition adds emphasis to personalizing training plans, incorporates new power meter techniques, improves on ways to develop technique, updates the strength training approach, speeds recovery for busy athletes, and cuts through the noisy volume of training data to focus athletes on the numbers that mean the most to better performance. The Cyclist's Training Bible is skillfully narrated by Brian Arens, an Audible listener favorite. 

All training plans, exercises, and graphics are included in the supplementary PDF.

Please note: The audio refers to an Appendix B that is available only as the final chapter of the audiobook, not in the accompanying PDF.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Joe Friel (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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Most knowledge packed cycling book I've ever read

Really enjoyed the book. Learned a lot. this is so that I can hit the minimum word limit

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No supplementary pdf

No supplementary PDF. The book refers to the PDF all the time making it pretty useless

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Fantastic information for self-trainers!

As a certified fitness trainer and amateur cyclist, I think this book is perfect for those wanting to train themselves to be better cyclists. the information is practical and well presented, and following a structured training plan as recommended can do wonders for performance.
This book may not be helpful for advanced cyclists who have worked with a cycling coach in the past.

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Great info

Great info on periodization and how to improve as an advanced cyclist, but mostly it taught me I am not there yet. I still need some years of just riding more before doing all of this. Will do some of this before races but mainly focus on riding more in the majority of the year.

And yes, there is a supplementary pdf contrary to what the other reviewer said and it is available in the audible app.

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  • pioseem88
  • 05-11-20

Book's title doesn't lie

Great as a first read about cycling training or even sports training in general. The author gives you tools to build your own training plan from yearly periodization to individual session examples. You can also learn about importance of rest, nutrition and right mental approach. The new edition of the book was publish recently and the author doesn't forget about use of modern training tool and devices in cycling training, such as various web tools, power meters, indoor trainers, devices monitoring how rested you are and supporting recovery.
Only downside for a lot of as is that the book is focused mainly on racers, and falls a bit short of delivering guidelines for intermediates and novices, but I respect that and you will most likely still learn a lot.

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  • Julie
  • 08-24-21

Probably the best training book I have bought so far

I wish I had bought this book first, would have saved money from the other books. I had a spare audio credit so bought it to try out. Within two days I ordered the hard copy too. I listen to the chapter and then refer back to the book to take key notes. So much information it is going to take me a while but so far really impressed with this book. I don’t think you need any other training book, it literally is the cyclist bible