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Lilian Kolodziej
(330) 285-2754
Ravenna, OH
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Pilates, Aerobics, Body Sculpting
Schedule Type
AFAA: Personal Trainer Group Fitness Instructor FiTOUR: Primary Pilates NETA: BenderBall Specialty Certification AHA: CPR, Basic First Aid
Education
Currently teaching the following classes:Aerobics and SilverSneakers, Ravenna Athletic Center, Ravenna, Ohio;Pilates, Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio (fall and winter sessions)Water Aerobics, TLC Fitness in Garrettsville, OhioPersonal Training, Ravenna Athletic Center, Hiram CollegePrivate Personal Training SessionsWorkshops completed:SilverSneakers Muscular Strength and Range of MovementSilverSneakers Cardio CircuitAFAA Practical PilatesMidlife Fitness for Women
General Information
51 years old (trains both men and women)

Ogura Martial Arts
(330) 297-9393
232 W Main St
Ravenna, OH
 
Tone Zone For Women
(330) 325-0921
4454 Lynn Rd
Ravenna, OH
 
Fitness Anytime
(330) 297-7218
320 East Main Street
Ravenna, OH
 
Curves Ravenna
125 E. Main St.
Ravenna, OH
 
Chuck Mauceri
(440) 454-5397
Solon, OH
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation
Schedule Type
NFPT, NAHF, ESA, IDEA, NAUTILUS, CPR/AED, CPO, NFPT Advanced Sports Nutrition Specialist, Founder Advance Throwing Camp
Education
College:Baldwin Wallace College: BA Exercise Science (Fitness and Sport Management) Coaching MinorFounder Advance Throwing Camp
General Information
33 years old (trains both men and women)

Windmill Lakes Golf Club
(330) 296-7618
6544 State Route 14
Ravenna, OH
 
Fitness Anytime
(330) 297-7218
320 E Main St Ofc
Ravenna, OH
 
Curves Ravenna OH
125 E. Main St.
Ravenna, OH
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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Fitness Anytime
(330) 297-7218
320 E Main St
Ravenna, OH
 
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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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