The Obree Way by Graeme Obree

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With a bike, a turbo trainer and the right advice, you can beat anyone.

No one but Graeme Obree has the clarity of vision to get to the heart of the 'problem' of how to improve as a racing cyclist. His innovative approach took him to the top of world cycling, twice breaking the world hour record – a story picked up in his Hollywood biopic The Flying Scotsman. It can draw the same outstanding athletic performance from you.

The Obree Way side-steps conventional wisdom and strips cycling back to its elements, always asking the question: 'What actually improves my race time?' This is no routine training programme. Written in a conversational style, the book explains Graeme Obree's radical insights into technique, training, psychology and diet, and the clear logic behind them.

At last, the best kept secret in cycling, the Obree three-phase breathing technique, is revealed in detail, getting more oxygen to your blood with less effort. Graeme Obree's training methods really work – the man is living proof. He believes that resting is key to training, that you can pedal, stretch and breathe more effectively and that, if you really want it, you can find the will and intensity to improve. Get on your bike!
 

About Graeme Obree

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Graeme Obree has never held a driving license and commutes regularly on his bike complete with mudguards, racks and sometimes a trailer. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio where his insights and analysis of track racing is revered by cycling fans. Having twice been the world hour record holder, he is currently training for an attempt at the world land-speed record on his home-made bike 'The Beastie'.
 
Published August 15, 2013 by Bloomsbury Sport. 176 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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