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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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

- CPT mission statement -

Personal Trainers Potomac MD

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

Irons Nutricueticals
(301) 299-6733
11017 Haislip Ct
Potomac, MD
 
Gymworks Co
(301) 983-2715
10800 Hob Nail Ct
Potomac, MD
 
Tonus Studio of Potomac
(301) 229-4700
7024 Endicott Ct
Bethesda, MD
 
Things To Do
(301) 519-8030
1 Research CT
Rockville, MD
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Personal Trainer

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Anytime Fitness Rockville, MD
(240) 432-8889
9725 Traville Gateway Drive
Rockville, MD
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Potomac Pilates Inc
(301) 983-3745
9945 Falls Rd
Potomac, MD
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Precision Health & Fitness
(301) 564-6022
6500 Rock Spring Dr
Bethesda, MD
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Golds Gym
(301) 545-0778
369 Hungerford Dr
Rockville, MD
 
Boston Properties
(301) 869-8233
9509 Key West Ave
Rockville, MD
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Biometrics Nutrition & Fitness
(240) 683-9155
15825 Shady Grove Rd Ste 60
Rockville, MD
Industry
Personal Trainer

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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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