bike75.gif (2872 bytes)
CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

"Knowledge is the key to improving your cycling performance."

- CPT mission statement -

Weight Training Gyms Ocoee FL

This page provides useful content and local businesses that can help with your search for Weight Training Gyms. You will find helpful, informative articles about Weight Training Gyms, including "WEIGHT TRAINING". You will also find local businesses that provide the products or services that you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Ocoee, FL that will answer all of your questions about Weight Training Gyms.

Jeremy Brassard
(205) 310-6043
Orlando, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
ISSA-Certified Fitness Trainer / Stuntman
Education
Certified ISSA Fitness Trainer
General Information
33 years old (trains both men and women)

Justin Kaye
(413) 429-1738
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
ISSA and CPR certified trainer Kripalu Certified massage therapist and bodyworker
Education
I have been fortunate enough to learn from many trainers over the years. I first became certified at 18 years of age. My initial certification was through the North American Bodybuilding Federation where I studied muscle hypertrophy techniques as well as nutrition for body fat loss. I was lucky enough to meet many awesome trainers over the years. I''d like to thank a few of my mentors Antoine Alston who is an I.S.S.A. trainer with 18 years experience of working with clients. Also Jonathan Weinr
General Information
29 years old (trains both men and women)

Michael Iadarola
(321) 217-8228
Orlando, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching
Schedule Type
I.S.S.A. : Certified Personal Trainer A.F.P.A. : Certified Personal Trainer C.H.E.K. : Holistic Lifestyle Coach Fitness Institute: Certified Fitness Trainer National Licensed Massage Therapist
Education
I.S.S.A. : Certified Personal TrainerA.F.P.A. : Certified Personal TrainerC.H.E.K. : Holistic Lifestyle CoachFitness Institute: Certified Fitness TrainerNational Licensed Massage TherapistAmerican Red Cross CPR/AED
General Information
36 years old (trains both men and women)

Marilyn Eliopulos
(407) 467-7109
Winter Park, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
ISSA Certified. CPR/AED Certified.
Education
Some College, High School. Continuing education.
General Information
44 years old (trains both men and women)

Paramount Health Club
(407) 654-7300
491 W Silver Star Rd
Ocoee, FL
 
Jimmy Lyons
(407) 240-1444
Orlando, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Spin, Taichi, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
ace, issa, state of Florida boxing trainer, kick boxer trainer, mma trainer, 15 different black belts in 5 different countries. many more !!!
Education
SPORTS MGT. DEGREE, PSYCHOLOGY, BUSINESS MGT. ,NUTRITIONIST
General Information
37 years old (trains male only)

William Robinson
(407) 883-1736
Altamonte Springs, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
NFPT
Education
I have over 10 years of fitness experience including time teaching sports and fitness classes at Lincoln University. I also have 5 year of experience as a college cross country and track coach.
General Information
36 years old (trains both men and women)

Justin Lyons
(616) 516-9577
Winter Park, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation
Schedule Type
B.S. Applied Health Sciences ACSM Certified Personal Trainer Red Cross Lifeguard, with CPR, First aid and AED Membership with ACSM and NSCA
Education
I was a Sgt in the USMC, after which I returned to college and completed a B.S. in Applied Health Sciences. Classes included Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Adv. Nutrition, Anatomy, etc. I was the off-season speed,agility and conditioning coach for my colleges woman''s tennis team. I am a Red Cross certified lifeguard, including CPR, First aid and AED training. I am ACSM certified as a Personal trainer and working towards my NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.
General Information
28 years old (trains both men and women)

Planet Fitness
(407) 905-3770
10908 West Colonial Drive
Ocoee, FL
 
World Gym Ocoee
(407) 654-2330
10908 W Colonial Dr
Ocoee, FL
 

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from CYCLING PERFORMANCE TIPS

Performance Quiz | Appendix | Index/Glossary | Site Map | Contact