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Weight Training Gyms Brighton MI

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Chris and Jenny Schild
(517) 404-3488
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Flexibility Training
Schedule Type
Body Within has a training staff of four certified trainers. Each have multiple certifications. Please see our website, bodywithinfit/about/trainers, for more details.
Education
All of our trainers are degreed and certified and are 100% focused on YOU and your goals. Please see our website, bodywithinfit.com/about/trainers, for more details on each of our trainers and their qualifications.
General Information
36 years old (trains both men and women)

Dawn Williams
(248) 444-6739
Commerce Township, MI
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, TRX Suspension training
Schedule Type
ACE certified personal trainer since 2003
Education
Bachelors Degree, TRX Suspension training
General Information
45 years old (trains both men and women)

david krainiak
(313) 247-8533
Northville, MI
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Yoga, Pilates, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
David has acquired over 12 certifications Including: •NLP practitioner •Sports Hypnosis •Clinical Hypnotherapy •EMT Training •Advanced First Aid •Core Training •CPR Certified •Tony Robbins Mastery University •Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant •Member of the American Council on Exercise
Education
David is a highly qualified and multi-level fitness instructor. He attended college for Exercise Science and has a Business Degree almost completed. He continuously educates himself and is currently a NESTA Certified Adventure BootCamp Instructor.
General Information
35 years old (trains both men and women)

Adam DeLucia
(734) 693-6342
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
ACE Certified CPR Certified
General Information
26 years old (trains both men and women)

ANGELA KIELAR
(248) 488-9830
Farmington, MI
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Spin, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, zumba
Schedule Type
Experience•1990–present •CERTIFIED Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise Level 4 •REGISTERED Yoga Teacher with the Nationally Recognized Yoga Alliance •MEMBER of the Yoga Association of Greater Detroit •CERTIFIED Golf Conditioning Specialist •CERTIFIED Kickboxing Instructor •CERTIFIED Pilates Core Conditioning Instructor •CERTIFIED Johnny G Spinning Coach •CERTIFIED Senior Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor
Education
Education1983University of Michiganlevel five ACE trainer
General Information
52 years old (trains both men and women)

Shane Brown
(810) 262-0035
Brighton, MI
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Health,Fitness, & Nutrition
Schedule Type
American Sports and Fitness Association
Education
Careers In Health I & II
General Information
31 years old (trains both men and women)

Jeremy Daum
(248) 747-3037
Northville, MI
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Pilates, Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, Combat Conditioning, SAQ Trainin
Schedule Type
Nasm CPT, PES, CES and other certifications under education.
Education
Things in motion stay in motion” is what my grandma always told me.Staying fit for the duration of your life increases the longevity and quality of your life!This the foundation of my "Forever Fit " philosophy.
General Information
37 years old (trains both men and women)

Mary Talieh
(734) 678-3422
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting, Specializing in helping women ac
Schedule Type
ACE NASM
Education
University of Houston-BiochemistryIowa State University-BIiochemistryUniversity of Iowa-Medical SchoolACENASM
General Information
42 years old (trains both men and women)

Adam DeLucia
(734) 693-6342
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
ACE Certified CPR Certified
General Information
26 years old (trains both men and women)

Ginnys Danceworks
(810) 229-2743
5023 S Old US Highway 23
Brighton, MI
 

WEIGHT TRAINING

 



Cycling regularly is great for lower body strength, but leaves a lot to be desired for the upper body muscle groups. And this can be a major liability - both for roadies who need that extra edge in road competitions and for mountain bikers who need this upper body strength to lift, jump, or just plain muscle heavier bikes over rough terrain and obstacles.

A reasonable approach is to focus on building strength (not bulk) in the winter and then backing off to just maintain it during the peak riding season. Strength from the weight room will help with on the bike performance, but 3 sets of leg presses at 400 pounds is different from the riding demands of roughly 30,000 pedal strokes during a century. When you're riding, resistance is in the range of 10-40 pounds per pedal revolution. So for the riding season you need to convert that weight-room strength to cycling-specific power with intervals, training time trials, and hill work.

WHY "MUSCLE UP"?

1.The upper body, including abdominal muscles , is an integral part of the pedal stroke. A strong torso provides the rigidity to deliver maximum power from the quads to the pedal. On a level stretch, a strong rider will barely move their upper body while those who are tiring will rock their pelvis on the saddle. And watch a group of road riders in a sprint or a technical single track rider pulling and rocking their shoulders and handlebars. This motion actually levers the bike, adding to the power of their legs on the pedals.

2. Muscle strength in the quads and legs can mean the difference between walking and riding up a short (10 to 15 pedal stroke) hill.

3. A strong upper body gives additional protection for those falls that are part of the sport.

4. Muscle strength and endurance help prevent the fatigue of the constant jarring and correction that are part of a long descent - and in turn this freshness helps to maintain sharp reflexes and technical

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE PLANS

There are two approaches to resistance or weight training. The first is the "keep it simple" approach one can put together at home and on the bike, and the other is the more "traditional" using free weights. Both should be done 3 times a week (2 times at a minimum) to maximize benefits.

Most coaches recommend a program of strength building (higher weights, fewer reps) in the winter and then a shift to lower weights (perhaps 50% max) and more reps (3 sets, 50% max.weight, 25 reps OR 2 sets, 25% max.weight, 50 reps) as the cycling season approaches to mimic the ways you use your muscles on the bike and to decrease the possibility of injuries.

The following idea builds on the concept of transitioning from a pure muscle building program to one that mimics how you use those muscles on the bike. Do a 3 - 5 minute "muscle reeducation" on the spin cycle after lifting. This stresses the muscles and then uses a sport specific task to coordinate the firing patte...

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