Training and Competing with a Continuous Glucose Monitor: A User's Guide for Athletes (Paperback)

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Learn everything you need to know about how Continuous Glucose Monitors can enhance your sports training programs for cycling, racing, swimming, and more.

In the very first comprehensive guide to utilizing continuous glucose monitors (CGM) for enhancing sports training, Training and Competing with a Continuous Glucose Monitor will first explain what CGMs are and how they can help today's athlete maximize performance.

You’ll discover how and why seeing your continuous blood glucose with a CGM in real time will give you an edge in your sport with the ability to:
  • Optimize the timing of nutrition intake
  • Determine the correct serving of foods to positively impact energy levels
  • Understand the proper type of foods to use to “prime” your system before training or an event
  • Recognize patterns of poor nutrition and correct them
  • Learn your blood glucose highs and lows throughout the day to correct them for better glucose stability
  • And so much more

Whether you are an endurance athlete or casual exerciser, pioneering cycling coach Hunter Allen gives you step-by-step directions for using a CGM to clearly understand and use this technology to enhance your ability.

About the Author

Hunter Allen is considered a foremost authority on using power meters to excel in endurance sports. Over the course of his coaching career, he has analyzed thousands of power meters and consulted with companies to further the capabilities of power-meter software and products. Having taught USA Cycling power certification courses since 2005 and traveled to more than 20 countries, Hunter has equipped thousands of coaches and cyclists with the principles of training with power. A USA Cycling Level I coach, founder of the Peaks Coaching Group, cofounder of TrainingPeaks Software, and a former professional cyclist with the Navigators team, Hunter has been coaching endurance athletes since 1995. His Peaks Coaching Group athletes have achieved more than 2,000 victories, numerous national and world championship titles, and Olympic medals. Hunter was also the BMX technical coach for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Hunter holds a BA in economics from Randolph-Macon College. He resides in Bedford, Virginia, with his wife, Kate, and their children, Thomas, Jack, and Susannah.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781646046935
ISBN-10: 1646046935
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication Date: December 17th, 2024
Pages: 300
Language: English