The Power Meter Handbook: A User's Guide for Cyclists and Triathletes

Joe Friel (Author)

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Publish Date
September 01, 2012
6.0 X 0.7 X 8.0 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world. He is the best-selling author of "The Triathlete's Training Bible," "The Cyclist's Training Bible," "Fast After 50," "Going Long," "Your Best Triathlon," "The Power Meter Handbook," and "Your First Triathlon." His TrainingBible Coaching service is one of the most successful and respected in endurance sports.

Joe has trained endurance athletes since 1980, including national champions, world championship contenders, and Olympic athletes in triathlon, duathlon, road cycling, and mountain biking.

He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry. He has also been active in business as the founder of Ultrafit, an association of coaching businesses; TrainingPeaks, a web-based software company; and TrainingBible Coaching.


"Renowned coach Joe Friel demystifies this training tool and offers 12 power-based workouts, as well as weekly training schedules for road races, time trials, triathlons, and century rides." -- Bicycling magazine

"One of the most trusted coaches in the sport." -- LAVA magazine

"A simplified approach to using a power meter effectively." -- Cycling Weekly

"Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S., and his book The Cyclist's Training Bible has become, well... the Bible of the sport." -- Bicycling magazine

"The ridiculously, underutilized power meter finally has a handbook to help you get the full benefit. Packed full of specific, useful information, if you own a power meter, [The Power Meter Handbook] is an absolute essential piece of equipment." --

"A great introduction to using a power meter for your bike." --

"Many of us have spent thousands on sophisticated power meters, so it seems another $16.95 to make sure we're using them to their fullest potential is a no-brainer. After a few chapters to make sure you understand your power meter and what those numbers you're drooling over really mean, Friel helps you determine your individual power zones and functional threshold power. From here he helps you determine when and how to train harder, build a better base, and the crux of it all: get fitter and faster to improve overall competitive performance." --

"Training using a power meter can seem like a daunting undertaking, but coach and author of The Cyclist's Training Bible Joe Friel simplifies the process in his new book, The Power Meter Handbook." -- Canadian Cycling magazine