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Linda Schmidt
(623) 810-5612
Sun City West, AZ
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Spin, Taichi
Schedule Type
American Council on Exercise, Certified Personal Trainer Cooper Institute, Certified as a Fitness Specialist for Older Adults Aquatic Exercise Association, Certified Aqua Instructor Arthritis Foundation, Certified Land, Aqua & Tai Chi Instructor RSVP, Certified Bone Builders Instructor Mad Dogg Spinning, Certified Spinning Instructor American Red Cross, Certified in Basic Water Safety American Heart Association, Certified in CPR/AED/First Aid
Education
BA in Recreation with emphasis in Exercise Science
General Information
56 years old (trains both men and women)

Andrew Fodge
(602) 516-4225
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting, Golf Conditioning
Schedule Type
NSCA-Certifified Strength and Conditioning Specialist NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
Education
MS in Physical Education from Seattle Pacific University.BS in Athletic Training from George Fox University
General Information
31 years old (trains both men and women)

Rachel Brescia
(623) 252-2256
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, good nutrition
Schedule Type
ISSA, CPR/AED, Sports Nutrition Certification
Education
My name is Amanda Calas and I have known Rachel for over 5 years. I have had the privilege of training with her, in addition to knowing her on a more personal level throughout this time. Over the past 5 years I have watched Rachel undergo a complete and healthy body transformation. Watching her do this gave me the motivation and tenacity to try it myself. Wanting to learn more about the ins and outs of exercise I decided to hire Chelle as my personal trainer. This turned out to be the best decis
General Information
39 years old (trains both men and women)

Gold's Gym
(623) 334-4653
8440 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ
 
Ladies Workout Express
(623) 875-1718
8960 W Bell Rd
Peoria, AZ
 
Brian Lawson
(623) 606-6656
Phoenix, AZ
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Spin, Body Sculpting, Plyometrics
Schedule Type
NSCA CPT with a specialty in weight loss (Beta Oxidation) and Plyometrics. Licensed and Insured.
Education
I have received the Coveted NSCA CPT certificate. If the general public did their homework. They would find that the NSCA cert is the best one available without getting a 4 year college degree in fitness. I didn''t get it online. I didn''t pay $49.95 for an "instant" cert. This NSCA covers the entire rainbow of education. Unlike other "certs" that narrow it down to individual pieces of training. I have it all!
General Information
39 years old (trains both men and women)

Michael Santini
(480) 225-9843
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Kick Boxing
Schedule Type
NASM NFPT APEX
General Information
32 years old (trains both men and women)

United Martial Arts
(623) 412-8108
16610 N 75th Ave
Peoria, AZ
 
Barbara Murray
(623) 979-1281
7544 W Sweetwater Ave
Peoria, AZ
 
Anytime Fitness
(623) 572-2675
20799 North 83rd Avenue
Peoria, AZ
 

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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