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Andy Pruitt’s Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists (paperback book)


Andy Pruitt’s Complete Medical Guide for Cyclists (paperback book)


  • By Andrew L. Pruitt Ed.E. (Director of the Boulder Center of Sports Medicine) with Fred Matheny (columnist for & former editor of Bicycling Magazine)
  • Foreword by Chris Carmichael (Lance Armstrong’s personal coach)
  • Pros depend on Andy Pruitt to soothe their aches and pains and help them ride faster and smoother. Now Andy’s advice can help recreational and fitness cyclists, too. 
  • The world’s leading expert in scientific bike fit, Andy Pruitt explains the steps of a complete fit session and the logic behind each adjustment.
  • Even the best bike fit can’t prevent every injury; use Andy’s years of experience to easily pinpoint symptoms, identify the cause, and begin proven remedies to get back in the saddle.
  • Andy also includes plenty of tips on training programs, stretching and rehabilitation, how to stay healthy during a long season, aging, and weight loss.
  • “Andy Pruitt is one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to the physics of cycling and how the human body adapts and changes through years of cycling.” —Floyd Landis, Team Phonak
  • “Thanks to Andy my strength on the bike has increased a lot. He improved and optimized my position on the bike to produce more power and place less strain on my back, hamstrings, and knees. His expertise will help you get as much out of your bike rides as possible.” —Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå, world champion mountain biker
  • “If you love to ride and want to continue for your whole life, the information in this book is priceless.” —Chris Carmichael 

Richard’s Recommendation

In the spring 2010 I completed my first sub-26 hour 600K (375 miles). In the process, during the last 60 or 70 miles, my knee blew up on me. I still finished, but frankly it was always the OTHER guys that had knee problems, not me. I immediately ordered this book to review it for this website, while seeking a remedy for this new medical problem. The knee chapter in particular is very extensive with photos and helpful tips. I finally determined that my saddle height was too low and after two weeks of recovery was back on the bike with no issues. I highly recommend this book for every roadie.


• ISBN-10: 1-931382-80-8
• 224 pages
• 6x9" (15 x 23cm)
• Paperback. Illustrations and b&w photos throughout.
• 978-1-931382-80-9
• 2006 Copyright
Chapter headings as follows:
- Bike Fit Rules
- Saddle Position
- Handlebar Position
- Pedals and Cleats
- Knees
– Back and Neck
- Foot and Ankle
- Hands, Arms and Shoulders
- Crotch and Skin
- Eyes and Head
- Overtraining and Recovery
- Weight Loss
- Physiological Testing
- Developing a Personal Training Program
- Health Maintenance
- Aging and the Cyclist
- Comfort and Performance—You Can Have Both
– The Biomechanics of Cycling
- Stretching and Rehabilitation
– What We Don’t Know (But I Wish We Did!)

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