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Andrew Wallace
(318) 542-0865
New Orleans, LA
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting, Skill and fundamental training
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ACE certified CPR/AED certified
The long short of it... I have a BS in Business/Accounting. I was in and out of that field for over 13 years.... Unhappy, I decided a few years ago that I wanted what I wanted when I was a child. I wanted to be involved in the sports world. I decided to start out on my own as a personal trainer. I have spinning, stability ball, sports conditioning, weight training, knowledge of kinesiology/physiology, sports nutrition, group fitness classes, and coaching experience..
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35 years old (trains both men and women)

Anytime Fitness
(504) 218-5104
1729 Lafayette St
Gretna, LA
Westbank Gymnastics Club
(504) 368-3547
865 Gretna Blvd
Gretna, LA
Jazzercise Gretna Fitness Center
(504) 258-6322
1900 Lafayette St.
Gretna, LA
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Anytime Fitness Gretna, LA
(504) 218-5104
1729 Lafayette St, Suite 100
Gretna, LA
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24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Forest McNeir
(504) 813-4105
New Orleans, LA
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting
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BA - University of TexasAFAA Fitness Certification Course
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61 years old (trains both men and women)

Smoothie King
(504) 362-7000
197 Westbank Expy
Gretna, LA
Olivier Concrete Services Llc
(504) 227-9579
618 Derbigny St
Gretna, LA
Timberlane Golf and Country Club
(504) 361-3612
Timberlane Dr
Gretna, LA
A M R Physical Therapy Services Inc
(504) 365-1020
1799 Stumpf Blvd
Terrytown, LA
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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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