Andy Pruitt’s Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists

$18.95

The world’s leading expert on bike fit and cycling-related injuries offers this manual on fixing and preventing injuries.

By Andy Pruitt, EdD, Fred Matheny

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Description

Pros depend on Andy Pruitt to soothe their aches and pains and help them ride faster and smoother. Now Andy’s advice can help recreational and fitness cyclists, too. The world’s leading expert in scientific bike fit, Andy Pruitt explains the steps of a complete fit session and the logic behind each adjustment.

Even the best bike fit can’t prevent every injury; use Andy’s years of experience to easily pinpoint symptoms, identify the cause, and begin proven remedies to get back in the saddle. Andy also includes plenty of tips on training programs, stretching and rehabilitation, how to stay healthy during a long season, aging, and weight loss.

Andy Pruitt’s Complete MEdical Guide for Cyclists
Andrew L. Pruitt, EdD with Fred Matheny
Paperback with photographs and illustrations throughout.
Foreword by Chris Carmichael
6″ x 9″, 224 pp., $18.95, 9781931382809

Foreword

Preface

Please Read This!

Introduction

P A R T I: BIKE FIT

CHAPTER 1: Bike Fit Rules

Rule 1: Bike Fit Is a Marriage Between Bike and Rider

Rule 2: Make the Bike Fit Your Body, Don’t Make Your Body Fit the Bike

Rule 3: Dynamic Bike Fit Is Better Than Static Bike Fit

Rule 4: Cycling Is a Sport of Repetition

Rule 5: Remember the Fit Window

Rule 6: Mountain Bikes Are an Exception

CHAPTER 2: Saddle Position

Saddle Height for Road Bikes

Saddle Height for Mountain Bikes

Frame Size

Saddle Setback

Saddle Tilt

CHAPTER 3: Handlebar Position

Reach to a Drop Handlebar

Reach to a Flat Handlebar

Handlebar Height

Handlebar Width

Brake Lever Placement

Hand Positions on a Drop Bar

Aero Bar Position

CHAPTER 4: Pedals and Cleats

Fore/Aft Foot Position

Rotational Cleat Position

Forefoot Varus

Pedal Float

P A R T I I: REMEDIES FOR CYCLING INJURIES

CHAPTER 5: Knees

How to Ice Injuries

How to Use a NSAID

Patellar Tendinitis

Spring Knee

Chondromalacia

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

Plica Syndrome

Inflammation of the Medial Patellar Femoral Ligament

Pes Anserine Bursitis/Tendinitis

Biceps Femoris Tendinitis or Popliteus Tendinitis

Frequently Asked Questions: Knees

CHAPTER 6: Back and Neck

Back Pain

Frequently Asked Questions: Shimming Cleats

Shermer Neck

CHAPTER 7: Foot and Ankle

Hot Foot

Achilles Tendinitis

Ankling—Useful or Not?

CHAPTER 8: Hands, Arms, and Shoulders

Cyclist’s Palsy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Navicular Wrist Fracture

Broken Collarbone and Shoulder Separation

CHAPTER 9: Crotch and Skin

Saddles and Shorts

Crotchitis/Saddle Soreness

Road Rash

Frequently Asked Questions: Skin Problems

CHAPTER 10: Eyes and Head

Eye Problems

Concussion

P A R T I I I: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF CYCLING

CHAPTER 11: Overtraining and Recovery

Symptoms of Overtraining

Causes of Overtraining

Prevention of Overtraining

Recovery Techniques

CHAPTER 12: Weight Loss

Weight Loss Dangers

Losing Weight Safely

CHAPTER 13: Physiological Testing

Performance Testing

Testing Procedures

Blood Testing

CHAPTER 14: Developing a Personal Training Program

The Coach Approach

Coaching over the Internet

Do-It-Yourself Performance Testing

Three Dimensions of Training

Program Planning

Recommended Training Zones

CHAPTER 15: Health Maintenance

Vitamin Supplements

Riding Through Illness

CHAPTER 16: Aging and the Cyclist

Supplements

Hormonal Balance with Aging

CHAPTER 17: Comfort and Performance—You Can Have Both

Changing Bike Design

Proportionality

Saddle Design

CHAPTER 18: The Biomechanics of Cycling

The Foot/Shoe/Pedal Interface

The Biomechanics of the Pedal Stroke

CHAPTER 19: Stretching and Rehabilitation

Stretching

Patellofemoral (Knee) Exercises

CHAPTER 20: What We Don’t Know (But I Wish We Did!)

Can We Help Aging Athletes Ride Better?

How Does the Heart React to Long-Term Endurance Exercise?

What’s the Best Stance Width?

What Is the Most Effective Foot Position on the Pedal?

What’s the Solution to Low Back Problems?

What Are the Effects of Rocking Torque?

What Position Produces the Optimum Trade-off Between Power Production and Aerodynamics?

Exactly How Much Training Should We Do Each Day to Produce Maximum Gains?

Suggested Reading

Index

Additional information

Weight 0.79 lbs
Dimensions 9.00 x 6.08 x 0.49 in
Preview book.

“Thanks to Andy my strength on the bike has increased a lot. He improved and optimized my position on the bike to produce more power and place less strain on my back, hamstrings, and knees. His expertise will help you get as much out of your bike rides as possible.” —Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, world champion mountain biker

“If you love to ride and want to continue for your whole life, the information in this book is priceless.” —Chris Carmichael

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