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CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

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

- CPT mission statement -

Personal Trainers Radford VA

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

Curves
(540) 980-0094
1030 E Main St
Pulaski, VA
 
Anytime Fitness Blacksburg, VA
(540) 808-1340
1480 South Main Street, Suite 108
Blacksburg, VA
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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Carilion New River Valley Medical
(540) 731-2721
Radford, VA
 
Abbott's Tae Kwon Do America
(540) 951-0055
115 S Hill St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Center at Walnut Grove The
(540) 268-1735
290 Boners Run Rd
Shawsville, VA
 
Ymca
(540) 980-3671
615 Oakhurst Ave
Pulaski, VA
 
Center At Walnut Grove the
(540) 268-1735
290 Boners Run Rd
Shawsville, VA
Industry
Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor

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Carilion New River Valley Medical
(540) 731-2721
Christiansburg, VA
 
Priority Fitness Personal Traini
(540) 961-2348
1200 Merrimac Rd
Blacksburg, VA
 
Extreme Fitness Inc
(276) 328-9348
517 W Main St # D
Wise, 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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