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Kimberly Oliver
(317) 332-5918
Fishers, IN
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting, Cardio/Sports Performance
Schedule Type
ACE, NASM PES, NATA, AED/CPR
Education
B.S. Exercise ScienceB.S. Athletic Training/Sports MedicineDivision 1 Tennis Player & Assistant CoachDivision 1 Athletic Training InternshipFitness Specialist InternshipSpecialties:Weight LossSports Performance (Youth & Adult)Health & WellnessInjury Prevention & RehabilitationPre & Post NatalFunctional TrainingGeriatric FitnessCardio Endurance TrainingBoot Camp Instruction
General Information
34 years old (trains both men and women)

Randy Carson
(317) 645-8122
Noblesville, IN
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss
Schedule Type
American College of Sports Medicine
Education
I am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine for Personal Training. I also have 25 years of bodybuilding/weight-training experience.
General Information
48 years old (trains both men and women)

Oz Some Enterprises
(317) 921-2000
28 E 16th St
Indianapolis, IN
 
Natl Inst For Fitness and Sport
(317) 274-3432
250 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
 
Kelly Myers Karate and Self Defense
(317) 266-9276
940 Indiana Ave
Indianapolis, IN
 
Matthew Newmann
(812) 584-6786
Fishers, IN
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Sports Performance, Boot Camp
Schedule Type
Northern Kentucky Univesity Bachelors in Exercise Science/P.E., ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
Education
"If you have a strong heart, the rest of your body will follow."I believe that every individual is capable of creating something magnificent in themselves. It takes a ton of dedication to create a mind set of health and fitness. I will make sure my clients train and leave with the necessary tools to create a better "F.I.T. (Frequency, Intensity and Time) model" in their daily schedules."In every person, their is a warrior"Finding your inner strength to get through
General Information
27 years old (trains both men and women)

Andy Hosier
(317) 379-8271
Noblesville, IN
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting, bootcamp
Schedule Type
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, NESTA
Education
Bachelors of SciencePurdue University
General Information
34 years old (trains both men and women)

Siam Muay Thai Kickboxing
(317) 898-0860
1417 N Harding St # Bc
Indianapolis, IN
 
National Institute For Fitness and Sport
(317) 274-3432
250 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
 
Chad Grahams Mat Therapy
(317) 637-0334
222 E Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN
 

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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