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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

"Knowledge is the key to improving your cycling performance."

- CPT mission statement -

Personal Trainers Annandale VA

Personal trainers provide clients with fitness assessments, physical fitness improvement, nutritional guidelines and more. See below to find local personal trainers in Annandale that give access to fitness plans that involve aerobic exercise, flexibility training, and resistance exercise, as well as advice and content on strength training and marathon preparation.

Athens Gym
(703) 914-9080
7060 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA
 
Golds Gym
(703) 941-4653
6940 Braddock Rd
Annandale, VA
 
Bally Total Fitness
(703) 573-0660
7281 Arlington Blvd
Falls Church, VA
 
The Dance Company
(703) 385-8838
3131 Draper Dr
Fairfax, VA
 
Wright Pilates Plus
(703) 207-9120
8626 Lee Hwy # 200
Fairfax, VA
 
Tri Fitness
(703) 916-8170
4312 Markham St
Annandale, VA
 
Golds Gym
(703) 204-0139
2982 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA
 
Golds Gym
(703) 207-8630
2924 Telestar Ct
Falls Church, VA
 
L & T Health & Fitness
(703) 204-1355
7309 Arlington Blvd Ste 202
Falls Church, VA
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Rg Usa Inc
(703) 218-0330
9653 Fairfax Blvd
Fairfax, VA
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Finding a Coach

 



Good coaching combines an understanding of the science of exercise physiology with the art of getting the most out of the athlete. A great coach will:

1) Understand basic human physiology and the scientific methods used to confirm or discard hypotheses to how the human body responds to the challenges of training and competing.

2) Understand the mind-body connection including the psychology of the maximizing athletic performance, how the "placebo" effect can be used to maximum advantage, visualization techniques, and believing in ones own best abilities.

3) Understand the athlete he/she is working with and methodically applying the an individualized program which combines the right balance of #1 and #2.

We, as individuals, can study and understand exercise physiology as well as the aspects of sports psychology that play a role in all athletic pursuits. We can even apply a methodical training program based on programs we've heard or read about. BUT we cannot easily identify our own weaknesses and put our personal physical and psychological needs in perspective - we need an independent opinion that is objectively (and sometimes brutally) honest as to those aspects of our performance that are lacking.

A recreational athlete can use the information on this web site to improve their performance and enjoy the benefits of cycling. However, to reach our maximum potential in competitive events, we will need an objective and honest coach, whether it is a riding compatriot or a paid professional.

Understanding the above requirements to be a great coach will help you to ask the right questions in your search. This means checking on their credentials in understanding exercise physiology (you want a coach that bases his or her program on objective information, not just the fad of the day), understanding their approach to the problems of the athlete's psyche, and asking for references from past pupils as to the coach's ability to understand individ...

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