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Bike Fit

Optimise Your Bike Position for High Performance and Injury Avoidance

By Philip Burt, Chris Boardman (Foreword by), Chris Hoy (Foreword by)

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Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Other Information: photos and illustrations throughout
Published In: United Kingdom, 30 June 2014
This practical guide, written by a leading BIKE FIT expert, takes you step-by-step through the BIKE FIT process - to ensure you maximise your cycling potential. Do you suffer from lower back pain after a long weekend ride? Do your shoes wear out on one side more than the other? Are you experiencing numbness in your hands, or knee pain? Phil Burt, Head Physiotherapist at British Cycling and Team Sky Consultant Physiotherapist, has worked with hundreds of cyclists to help them solve these and many other classic cycling niggles. In this book he outlines his methods to help you analyse your position and get the best from your bike. The right BIKE FIT can mean the difference between a good ride and a bad one, but a professional fit can cost more than you paid for your bike. The information is all here. Let Phil Burt guide you through your own BIKE FIT, to ensure your bike and body work in harmony. Packed with useful diagrams, step by step diagnostics and case studies, this is the must-read for any cyclist keen to get a performance advantage.

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The essential practical guide to setting up your bike to maximise performance and avoid injury, written by renowned Lead Physiotherapist at British Cycling, and Consultant to Team Sky, Phil Burt. Foreword by Sir Chris Hoy and introduction by Chris Boardman.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Sir Chris Hoy Foreword: Chris Boardman 1 Introduction 2 Bike-related human anatomy 3 The bike fit window 4 The three pillars of fit 5 When problems occur 6 Specialist areas of cycling 7 Off-the-bike work to help cycling and bike position 8 Case studies 9 Myth busters 10 Recording your position Acknowledgements and picture credits Glossary Bibliography Index

About the Author

Phil Burt was the lead physiotherapist for British Cycling as they dominated the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, and his work there continues to change the cycling world's thinking. He has been with Team Sky Pro Cycling from the beginning, which in four years went from scratch to winning the Tour de France twice.

Reviews

I demand that my support staff are podium-level people themselves - not just the riders. With this book Phil has confirmed that he is at the top of his field in the world. -- Sir David Brailsford My advice has always been to seek expert advice from experienced cyclists, coaches or physios, or from a reputable bike shop. But now there is another option, and that is to consult Phil's book. -- Sir Chris Hoy Phil Burt has spent more time looking at bike-fitting issues with more of the world's top athletes and across more disciplines than any other person on the planet. -- Chris Boardman My thighs can vouch for the fact that Phil Burt has the best (bike-fitting) hands in the business. -- Alastair Campbell What Phil Burt doesn't know about bike position probably isn't worth knowing: all his knowledge and his years of experience are distilled in this book. Phil has worked closely with the very best and their gold medals and other successes attest to how effective he is at helping cyclists find their optimum position and fulfil their potential. -- Richard Moore Phil knows my body and its injuries better than anyone. Over the years he has successfully rehabilitated me many times and fine-tuned my bike position to allow me to be as optimal as possible. He's world class at what he does. -- Ben Swift Phil's known me since I was in the British Cycling academy, and I'd trust him with any injury and how to accommodate it on the bike. -- Geraint Thomas It is good to see a comprehensive book focused solely on bike fit. Phil has done an excellent job at compiling the research and sharing his world class experience of bike fitting * Todd Carver, Chief Fit and Education Office, Retul USA * if you believe as I do that positioning will always be a blend of good science and good judgement, I think you can feel confident that both can be found between the covers of this book * Chris Boardman * an excellent book...for the modern-day cyclist. * Tour of Britain * This book fills a real gap between the poor DIY fitting advice commonly available and expensive professional bike fits... a genuinely enjoyable read, the advice is clear and easy to apply and it should be part of any cyclist's library. * The Bike List *

EAN: 9781408190302
ISBN: 1408190303
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
Dimensions: 24.03 x 18.03 x 0.71 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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