Tom Danielson is a professional cyclist with Team Garmin-Barracuda. He began his pro road cycling career riding for Team Mercury and then Team Saturn. In 2004 Danielson signed on with the Italian squad Fassa Bortolo and then Discovery in 2005 when he won the Tour de Georgia. While riding for Discovery, Danielson won a stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Allison Westfahl is a certified personal trainer and founder of The Athletic Edge, a fitness consulting company based in Boulder, Colorado. She holds an MS in Exercise Science and is a certified USA Triathlon coach. 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.
"""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 ""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" 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"