Preferred Movement Patterns in Cycling

Preferred Movement Patterns in Cycling

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For cyclists looking for an edge, a great place to start is with a training routine which focuses on the fundamentals.The concept of preferred movement patterns represents a fundamental transformation of conventional mindsetsa€”the passive cyclist becomes, instead, a dynamic one.The result is greater speed, improved power output, and better performance.Using techniques such as the Trunk Pelvic Roll and Sidebend Hip Hike, author Brian Maldonado boldly challenges the preconception that the pelvis is fixed on the saddle, with hands and feet fixed on the handlebars and pedals.With detailed tips, exercises, and biomechanical analysis, this book gives coaches and athletes valuable movement patterns that can help them conquer their performance plateaus.Placed within a scientific context, the material remains easily applicable to the needs of those striving for the highest levels of performance.The result--a versatile program to bridge the gap from beginner to elite athlete--is in your hands.On a freewheel bike, gliding through any deficit in skill carries a minor penalty. ... Those who rely primarily on the a€œdownstrokea€ for propulsion may not recognize that the fixed- gear penalizes them to a ... correct skilled adjustment upon entering and exiting a turn, manage the banking and undulations of the racing surface, anbsp;...

Title:Preferred Movement Patterns in Cycling
Author:Brian A. Maldonado
Publisher:Hillcrest Publishing Group - 2010-10-01


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