Introduction Part I What Is Core Strength? 1. Core Strength Means Better Results 2. Common Injuries 3. Posture Part II Core Advantage Workouts and Exercises 4. Flexibility 5. Getting Started 6. Level I Workouts and Exercises 7. Level II Workouts and Exercises 8. Level III Workouts and Exercises Appendix: Workout Logs References and Further Reading Index About the Authors
Allison Westfahl is a certified coach, personal trainer, and founder of The Athletic Edge, a fitness consulting company based in Boulder, Colorado. She was named the youngest-ever Director of Personal Training at Boulder's prestigious Flatiron Athletic Club, named in 2006 by Men's Journal as the Best Gym in America. She holds an MS in Exercise Science, a coaching certification from USA Triathlon, and has earned a CPT and PES from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Westfahl has worked as a personal trainer to amateur and youth athletes as well as elite cyclists Tom Danielson, Ryder Hesjedal, Timmy Duggan, Blake Caldwell, and Mike Friedman. She has contributed to the Denver Post and Bicycling magazine.
"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 improving 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 if you're not suffering from back pain, [these 50 exercises] are a helpful, practical and surefire way to improve 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