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Geof and Amy Suits
(719) 447-9380
Colorado Springs, CO
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Outdoor sports training
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NFPT Personal Trainer
Geof SuitsAs the owner with his wife Amy, Geof brings to Physique Etc. Personal Training Studio 15 years of experience as an NFPT Certified Personal Trainer. During this time, Geof has worked closely with physicians, physical therapists, and others in the medical field to acquire extensive knowledge of the human body and movement. Geof specializes in post rehabilitation, having taken the ISSA Post Rehabilitation Specialist course. His knowledge of biomechanics and human function allow him to qui
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44 years old (trains both men and women)

Janalyne Hansen
(719) 647-7871
Colorado Springs, CO
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
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National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; World Instructor Training Schools - Level IV Certified Personal Trainer; Scirion Institute of Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer and Personal Trainer Instructor
B.S. Fitness and Wellness Management/Exercise Science
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28 years old (trains female only)

(800) 615-7352
2224 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO

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Curves Colorado Springs CO - Southeast
2224 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO
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Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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King Evelyn Personal Fitness Trainer
(719) 577-4688
1423 Tweed St
Colorado Springs, CO
John Marshall
(719) 339-0690
Colorado Springs, CO
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting, Athletic Coaching
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John Marshall started his career at Baylor College of Sports Medicine over 15 years ago and has been certified and educated through ISSA, ACE, Baylor PFIT program
Baylor College of Sports Medicine, Professional Fitness Instructor Training (PFIT), ISSA, ACE, Scirion Institute of Exercise Physiology.In 2007 Worked closely with a physical therapist to learn shoulder, hip, knee and back rehab techniques.
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43 years old (trains both men and women)

Shapemakers Fitness
(719) 596-5202
3950 Palmer Park Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
U S Taekwondo Center
(719) 574-8782
1316 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
Chinese Shao Lin Center
(719) 520-1522
908 N Circle Dr Ste C
Colorado Springs, CO
Heathers Bootcamp
(719) 237-0043
2361 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
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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.


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


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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