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Thomas Jensen
(888) 330-9355
Plano, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
Education
B.S. Exercise Science, Summa Cum LaudeMember: Alpha Chi National Honor Society
General Information
29 years old (trains both men and women)

Erik Jones
(214) 223-4213
Plano, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
CI-CPT (Cooper)
Education
Certified Personal Trainer, Cooper Institute, Dallas Texas
General Information
38 years old (trains both men and women)

Adam Hammett
(214) 642-5853
Flower Mound, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
All of our trainers are certified.
General Information
30 years old (trains both men and women)

John Dorsey
(972) 965-4278
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
Cooper institute CPT American Heart Association Heart Saver
Education
B.S in Nutrition Texas A&M UniversityWorking on Masters in health promotion from TAMU-CommerceCooper Certified Personal Trainer
General Information
23 years old (trains both men and women)

Jesse James Leyva
(214) 995-0593
Flower Mound, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting, Athletic Training, Figure, Bikin
Schedule Type
Ace, Cooper
Education
Extensive studies in sports nutrition, explosive and reactive training. Founder of Pain Tolerance Training for endurance athletes. Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure Preparation Specialist, Sports Conditioning Specialist
General Information
37 years old (trains both men and women)

Dasha Zh
(469) 237-6711
Plano, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Yoga, Pilates, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
WITS
Education
Personal Fitness Trainers Certification with WITSFlexibility trainer certificationI have 4 years of experience.I am also Russian schooled in fitness!
General Information
23 years old (trains both men and women)

Ken Karnack
(972) 821-6604
Frisco, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
* ISSA certification * Apex Weight Management certification * New Leaf Metabolic certified * Core & Stability Level I&II * Dale Carnegie Leadership * CPR certified * Full liability insurance
Education
Penn State BusinessFitness & Recreation Certified (city club Pittsburgh)
General Information
41 years old (trains both men and women)

Chani Overstreet
(972) 768-9266
Flower Mound, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Pilates, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
NASM personal trainer, Peak Pilates
Education
In the early 90''s, I become a group fitness instructor. As one thing always leads to another, I added the rank of Peak Pilates instructor and NASM certified personal trainer.
General Information
38 years old (trains both men and women)

Mark Esserman
(214) 763-0399
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer (CI-CPT) accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) – the gold standard of quality for fitness certifying organizations. First Aid-CPR and AED
Education
Political Science - University of Colorado, left after two years.Cooper InstituteBrookhaven Community College
General Information
24 years old (trains both men and women)

Richard Whitaker
(940) 442-4617
Denton, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Childhood Overweight and Obesity
Schedule Type
Cooper Institute Ceritified Fitness Specialist
Education
CCAF Electronics A/S
General Information
42 years old (trains both men and women)

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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