The 1999 U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, Chris Carmichael, and his elite-level coaching staff at Carmichael Training Systems share coaching and training methods based on the core concepts of CTS. During his career as a coach of elite-level cyclists, and most recently as the man who personally coached Lance Armstrong to his three consecutive Tour de France victories, Carmichael has developed many training methods and insights that will inspire anyone desiring to improve their athletic performance.
Compiled from his popular columns in both VeloNews and Inside Triathlon magazines, the narrative includes a variety of techniques and training methods that any level of athlete will find helpful. Featuring a foreword by Lance Armstrong, the text is organized in four main sections that outline the CTS approach to coaching. The book is designed to be insightful, and not meant to be a specific map of detailed training plans, schedules, or systems. Instead, the selected articles and introductory pieces offer education, tips, perspective, and motivation about improving athletic performance.
The genesis of the book is the mission statement of CTS: to provide physical, behavioral, and strategic coaching aids to help every athlete to develop to their full potential. It also incorporates the belief that physical training can only provide half of what is needed to reach peak fitness; confidence and commitment provide the remainder of what it will take to become ready for top performance.
Paperback. 7″ x 10″, 208 pp., $21.95, 9781931382021
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