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Ken Bordeau
(941) 724-1321
Sarasota, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting, Senior Fitness
Schedule Type
CFT, International Sport Sciences Association, Red Cross Adult CPR/AED
Education
Certified Fitness Trainer, Sports Nutrition Advisor, Fitness Assessment, Injury Prevention, Weight Training, Cardio Training, Stability Ball Training.
General Information
49 years old (trains both men and women)

Ty Barnes
(941) 926-5711
Sarasota, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, Boot Camps
Schedule Type
FII Certified Personal Trainer, EFICertified Group Instructor, CPR & AED BLS Certification, Private Individual Liability Insurance,
Education
Fitness Institute International - Exercise ScienceMarine Corps Institute - Exercise FundamentalsEFI Sports Medicine - Group InstructorHawaii Pacific University-Associates degree in businessAmerican Red Cross CPR/AED/ First Aid Certified
General Information
36 years old (trains both men and women)

rebekah barnes
(941) 926-5711
Sarasota, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting, balance
Schedule Type
NESTA, AA degree, CPR/AED
Education
AA degree, 6 classes shy of a BA in BusinessCPR/AEDGravity Machine techniqueWater Training, deep and shallowBoot Camp InstructionSenior fitnessBalance for fall preventionStretch techniques , static and AIS
General Information
36 years old (trains both men and women)

Jazzercise Venice Woodmere Park
(941) 492-2084
3951 Woodmere Park Blvd.
Venice, FL
Programs & Services
Jazzercise

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Lifestyle Family Fitness
(941) 496-4122
1667 US Highway 41 Byp S
Venice, FL

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Ed Yehia
(941) 830-1990
Rotonda West, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Body Sculpting, Mixed Martial Arts - Judo - Wres
Schedule Type
IFA Certified Personal Trainer ACT Certified Personal Trainer IFA Certified Sports Nutritionist Certified 1st Degree Black Belt in Judo CPR/First Aid Certified
General Information
33 years old (trains both men and women)

Renee Gant
(610) 764-8373
Sarasota, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Pilates, Aerobics, Spin, Body Sculpting, Manual Resistance
Schedule Type
I.D.E.A., A.AI./ ISMA, Personal Trainer certifications. Cerified by the University of Pennsylvania in Applied Clinical Nutrition. Madd Dog Spinning certification.
Education
Certified in Applied Clinical Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania. I.D.E.A Personal Trainer and Group Fitness certifications, Step masterclasses. A.F.F.A. Stability Ball, Sports Injury Prevention, Weight Training For Special Population Workshops. Madd Dog spinning workshops and certifications. 3 years of education and work experience in Exercise Choreography and Weight Training at Elaine Powers. Understudy and work experience in dance, weight training, H.I.T., manual resistance met
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39 years old (trains female only)

chris bozonie
(941) 993-3518
Sarasota, FL
Specialty
Strength Building, Body Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting, powerlifting
Schedule Type
Issa, ifa personal training certification
Education
working thru the years with doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists, stretching classes and being a athlete myself! Minored in cooperate fitness working with bodybuilder and power lifters you learn "real world" knowledge that gets results! Ifa certified trainer and sports nutritionist!
General Information
41 years old (trains both men and women)

Southside Athletic Club
(941) 496-4122
1667 Us Highway 41 Byp S
Venice, FL
 
Curves For Women
(941) 483-3366
1207 Us Highway 41 Byp S
Venice, FL
 
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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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