Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists

A Radical Strength-Based Program for Improved Speed and Endurance in Half the Time

ByRoy Wallack and Jacques DeVore

On Sale: 6/13/2017
Category: Fitness
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 272

$17.99 US  |  $20.50 CA

ISBN: 9781623367749

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About Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists

Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists is a radical strength-based training program aimed at increasing your cycling speed while cutting training time in half. Rather than improving endurance by riding longer distances, this book teaches you how to do it by reducing your riding time and adding heavy strength training. Traditionally cyclists and endurance athletes have avoided strength training, afraid that the extra muscle weight will slow them down, but co-authors Roy M. Wallack and Jacques DeVore show that exactly the opposite is true.


The maximum overload program uses weightlifting to create sustainable power and improve speed while cutting training time in half and eliminating the dreaded deterioration during the second half of a ride. A 40-minute Maximum Overload workout, done once or twice a week, can replace a long day in the saddle and lead to even better results.


The comprehensive program includes unique takes on diet, interval training, hard and easy training, and sustainable power. Backed by the most trusted authority in the sport, Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists is a book that no cyclist or triathlete should be without.

Praise for Bicycling Maximum Overload for Cyclists

“Maximum Overload training played a key role in my new world record.”
—Denise Mueller, 147.7 mph


“Few people, if any, spend more time studying power or know more about developing and increasing power in athletes than Jacques Devore. If you are looking to improve your performance in any sport, you owe it to yourself to read this book.”
—Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of

About the Authors

Jacques DeVore is the founder of the Sirens & Titans Training Centers in West Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and licensed as an expert USA Cycling Coach. DeVore is the creator of the Maximum Overload training plan. DeVore has successfully trained hundreds of cyclists and triathletes with this program, including pro rider Dave Zabriskie. He lives in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, CA.

Roy M. Wallack is a fitness columnist at the Los Angeles Times, has freelanced for Outside, Men’s Journal, Bicycling, Runner’s World, and Competitor, among other publications. He the author of seven books including Bike for Life, The Traveling Cyclist, and Barefoot Running Step-by-Step. Wallack is also an endurance athlete and has competed in some of the most difficult athletic challenges on earth including the 750-mile Paris-Brest-Paris ride, and the Badwater Ultramarathon across California’s Death Valley. He lives in Irvine, CA.

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