“A strong midsection makes for a more efficient stroke. Try the 50 exercises in Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage.” — Bicycling magazine
“Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage provides both a solid basis of theory and practical exercises for bettering our cycling. Designed specifically for cyclists” ¦from the ground up to prevent cycling injuries and with the specific posture and motion of cycling in mind” ¦Holistic and progressive workouts” ¦Absolutely no equipment of any kind is needed.” — Pezcyclingnews
“Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage argues for a different kind of core training than the traditional parade of crunches” ¦The style of training works for everybody who exercises and especially for those who are getting older and are familiar with nagging back issues.” — Denver Post
“Even supposing you’re not suffering from back pain, [these 50 exercises] are a helpful, practical and surefire way to give a boost to your riding.” — RoadBikeRider.com
“In their book, Danielson and Westfahl discuss the importance of core training and offer plans for cyclists of all levels.” — The Olympian
From the Back Cover
FIND YOUR CORE ADVANTAGE
Pro cyclist Tom Danielson used to have a bad back. He shifted in the saddle, was never comfortable, and continuously rode in pain. Core strength workouts fixed Tommy D’s back pain, and core strength has become his cycling advantage.
The strength routines in this book will help you build power and performance on the bike. You are going to give a boost to your balance, coordination, and muscular endurance without adding unwanted muscle bulk.
You don’t need a gym. You don’t need special equipment. With Tommy D’s simple core exercise routines, You are going to eliminate muscle imbalances and lingering pain from injuries. You’ll be able to maintain power out of the saddle, climb stronger, and reduce fatigue at the end of a long ride.
Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage includes:
- 45 core strength exercises
- 5 dynamic warm-up exercises
- Workout plans in 3 levels, beginner to pro
- Exercises to build strength, endurance, and balance
- Cures for back, shoulder, and neck pain
- Workouts to give a boost to climbing and out-of-the-saddle power
Tom Danielson’s core exercises are essential for stronger riding. They are easy to master, and they don’t take much time. Best of all, they’ll give a boost to your performance on the bike and extend your cycling career.
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Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage offers a simple, highly effective core strength program for cyclists. This comprehensive approach shows the 50 essential core workout exercises that will build strength and endurance in the key core muscles for cycling–no gym membership required. Professional cyclist Tom Danielson used to have a bad back. He shifted in the saddle, never comfortable, continuously riding in pain. Hearing that core strength could help his back, he started doing crunches, which made matters worse. He turned to personal trainer Allison Westfahl for a new approach. Danielson and Westfahl developed all-new core exercises to build core strength specifically for cycling, curing Danielson’s back problems. Better yet, Danielson found that stronger core muscles boosted his pedaling efficiency and climbing power. Using Danielson’s core exercises, cyclists of all abilities will enjoy faster, pain-free riding. Cyclists will perform simple exercises using their own body weight to build strength in the low back, hips, abs, chest, and shoulders without adding unwanted bulk and without weights, machines, or a gym membership. Each Core Advantage exercise complements the motions of riding a bike so cyclists support the right muscles that stabilize and improve the body, improving efficiency and reducing the fatigue that can lead to overuse injuries and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced training plans will help bike racers, century riders, and weekend warriors to build core strength during the season. Each plan features warm-up stretches and 15 core exercises grouped into workouts for injury resistance, better posture, improved stability and bike handling, endurance, and power. Westfahl explains the goal for each exercise, which Danielson models in clear photographs. Riding a bike takes more than leg strength. Now Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage lays out the core strengthening routines that enable longer, faster rides.