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Dave Henthorn
(214) 676-6437
Red Oak, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, MMA
Schedule Type
NESTA certified advanced personal trainer; Instructor in Jeet Kune Do Concepts (kickboxing, MMA)
Education
Certified Advanced Personal TrainerCertified Kickboxing coach15 years of successful experience transforming people JUST LIKE YOU.
General Information
36 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)

James Dodd
(214) 534-2187
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Endurance Training (marathons, t
Schedule Type
Certifications: NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer; NESTA - Certified Personal Trainer; First Aid; CPR
Education
Education: Began studies in Engineering at Texas A&M University where I soon realized training was my calling.University of Texas at Dallas: Currently finishing studies in natural sciences and brain/behavioral sciences
General Information
24 years old (trains both men and women)

Fitness Xpress
(972) 228-9393
900 N Polk St
Desoto, TX
 
Curves Desoto
900 N. Polk Street
De Soto, TX
 
countess vlandamir
(214) 994-3813
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
National Association of Fitness Training Nation Massage Therapist Association AED
Education
My education consist of , certified personal trainer, certified massage practitioner, sports trainer, andgroups exercise, nutritionist.
General Information
45 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)

Jazzercise Desoto Recreation Center
(469) 556-4281
211 E. Pleasant Run Rd.
Desoto, TX
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Womens Total Fitness Desoto
(972) 223-2444
1100 E Pleasant Run Rd Ste 410
Desoto, TX
 
Curves Desoto TX
900 N. Polk Street, Ste. 104
De Soto, TX
Programs & Services
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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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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