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Brad Behle
(801) 706-3210
South Jordan, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Kettlebells
Schedule Type
NESTA, IKFF
Education
-A.S. in general studies with classes in Exercise and Nutriton.-Graduate of the "Be Better" program under guidance of fitness icons Phil Kaplan and Kelli Calabrese
General Information
31 years old (trains both men and women)

Sandy Hancock
(801) 815-2573
South Jordan, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting, Figure Competition Preparation
Schedule Type
NASM - National Academy of Sports Medicine AFAA - Aerobic & Fitness Association of America
Education
I hold two certifications through NASM and AFAA. I also have continued education in Nutrition, Exercise & Obesity and Midlife Fitness for Women. I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge by training & preparing for several competition in Bodybuilding and Figure for 5 years. I started in Bodybuilding and moved to Figure when it as introduced. I won Overall Figure in the 2003 NPC Utah Figure Competition at the age of 42 and went on in 2004 to take 3rd at Masters Nationals at the age of 43
General Information
47 years old (trains female only)

Tim Sands
(801) 427-8420
Lehi, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Boot Camp
Schedule Type
NASM
General Information
22 years old (trains both men and women)

Tanya Murphy
(801) 427-8420
Pleasant Grove, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Spin, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
AFTA
General Information
22 years old (trains both men and women)

Jeff Stewart
(801) 633-0411
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation
Schedule Type
NSCA-CPT
Education
Sports Medicine, AS Utah Career CollegeHealth and Exercise Science, BS Utah Career College
General Information
37 years old (trains both men and women)

Thomas Grove
(801) 513-4695
South Jordan, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
ACE NESTA
General Information
20 years old (trains both men and women)

Michelle Allard
(801) 633-7335
Midvale, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Spin, ski conditioning
Schedule Type
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Spinning Certification Boot Camp Certification
Education
Eagle Gate College Personal Training Program Graduate. This program included anatomy, nutrition, kinesiology, exercise physiology, sport psychology, and a weight training class.Boot Camp Las Vegas, NevadaSpinning Certification
General Information
35 years old (trains both men and women)

Valerie Adams
(801) 201-5701
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Flexibility
Schedule Type
NASM Certified Personal Trainer AFPA - Pre/Post Natal exercise specialist
Education
AS Fitness from Salt Lake Community College,
General Information
52 years old (trains female only)

nick remy
(801) 755-2179
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Spin, Body Sculpting, bootcamp
Schedule Type
NASM CPT, NASM PES, NASM PES, Apex Nutrition, BodyBug, CPR/AED
Education
National Academy Of Sports Medicine
General Information
29 years old (trains both men and women)

Alyssa Krug
(801) 427-8420
Orem, UT
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Boot Camp
Schedule Type
NASM
General Information
23 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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