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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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

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Personal Trainers Greenbelt MD

Personal trainers provide clients with fitness assessments, physical fitness improvement, nutritional guidelines and more. See below to find local personal trainers in Greenbelt 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.

Gold's Gym
(301) 982-6700
6222 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD
 
Bally Total Fitness
(301) 441-8300
7415 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD
 
Future Pro
(301) 918-9707
9317 Dubarry Ave
Lanham, MD
 
Bally Total Fitness
(301) 559-9333
3500 East West Hwy
Hyattsville, MD
 
The Testing Company Llc
(301) 891-0430
6495 New Hampshire Ave
Hyattsville, MD
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Personal Trainer

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Star Fitness Inc
(301) 982-5022
6222 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Greenbelt Bally Total Fitness
7415 Greenbelt Rd
Greenbelt, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Raquetball, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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Lively Aerobics
(301) 776-8410
8808 Oxwell Ln
Laurel, MD
 
Dallas Popcorn
(301) 779-9348
5302 Lafayette Pl
Hyattsville, MD
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Belcrest Bally Total Fitness
2970 Belcrest Center Dr #202
Hyattsville, MD
Programs & Services
Bilingual staff, Cardio Equipment, Child Center, Group Exercise Studio, Martial Arts, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Pool, Reaction Cycling, Sauna, Steam Room, Whirl Pool, Yoga

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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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