Whether you're a novice rider or a championship racer, Bicycling Medicine shows you how to prevent and treat all kinds of bicycling-related aches and pains.
Coach Arnie Baker, MD, explains how to diagnose minor and major problems, offers do-it-yourself solutions, and alerts you to conditions that require a doctor's attention. A special section on bicycling physiology illuminates the demands cycling puts on your body, and thorough discussions of diet, exercise, and nutrition reveal the best ways to keep your performance at its peak.
Arnie Baker, MD, author of Smart Cycling, is a licensed USCF coach and practicing physician. He has coached racers to more than fifty U.S. National Championships and dozens of United States records. Dr. Baker serves on the fitness board of and is a frequent contributor to Bicycling magazine. A medical consultant to USA Cycling and the USCF, he is also a category 1 USCF racer, a five-time national champion, and a five-time United States record holder.
"Bicycling Medicine belongs in the library of every serious cyclist. The lucid explanations, economical writing, and easy to-follow format make this book a joy to read. It is destined to be a classic among cycling books."
– Camilla Buchanan, M.D., Fitness Advisor for BICYCLING MAGAZINE
"An exciting step into a generation of cycling books that emphasize science and [a] commonsense approach to training."
– Dean Golich, Physiologist for the U.S. Cycling Team
"The more coaches who have this book, the better for the bike riders."