Strength Training Centers Leesville LA
Fort Polk, LA
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting
BA - University of TexasAFAA Fitness Certification Course
61 years old (trains both men and women)
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Aerobics
Silver Sneakers I, II, III (a senior fitness and conditioning class), Certification in Keiser Power Pacer bicycle classes, Exercise Specialist Certification from Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research
Graduate of the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research--1996.years of personal training in fitness gyms. opened my own business in September 2002i use free weights, tubing, fitness balls, medicine balls, Kettlebells, weight machines, cardiovascular equipment, and a lot more
53 years old (trains both men and women)
Denham Springs, LA
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Pilates, Spin, Body Sculpting
issa certified personal trainier, bosu certified, silver sneaker certified, body pump, body flow certified and issa youth fitness trainer, EFI gravity personal and group training
I teach spin classes,pilates, body pump,senior citizens,boot camp... I also do corporate wellness, training employees during lunch or after work. I also am certified to train on the EFI gravity machine which is like a total gym.
47 years old (trains both men and women)
Strength Building, Weight Loss, Rehabilitation, Body Sculpting, Skill and fundamental training
ACE certified CPR/AED certified
The long short of it... I have a BS in Business/Accounting. I was in and out of that field for over 13 years.... Unhappy, I decided a few years ago that I wanted what I wanted when I was a child. I wanted to be involved in the sports world. I decided to start out on my own as a personal trainer. I have spinning, stability ball, sports conditioning, weight training, knowledge of kinesiology/physiology, sports nutrition, group fitness classes, and coaching experience..
35 years old (trains both men and women)
What are free weights?
When you sit down at, stand in, or lay down on the standard workout machine, you are locked into a fixed position and range of motion. Now, a lot of times this can be a good thing. It forces the trainee into a more correct form for that given exercise.
However, it can also be a limiting factor. Free weights let us do certain exercises outside of a fixed range of motion . They are also very versatile in that you can create many different exercises with a simple pair of dumbbells or a barbell.
What are Squats?
Without a doubt, squats are the granddaddy of all leg exercises. The stress that a well performed set of squats puts on the body not only puts a great inroad into your muscles, but will also increase testosterone . Squats tend to increase overall body strength.
Squats start with a barbell loaded and on a rack at chest level. While grasping the bar, drop your head and shoulders under and in front of the bar. With the bar resting on the upper traps and a solid, shoulder width stance, lift the bar free of the rack and step back one pace, and take a stance with your feet anywhere from shoulder width to double shoulder width apart.
While keeping the chin up, and keeping your back straight , squat your butt toward the floor as if sitting in a chair. Continue downward until your quads are parallel with the floor . Take a slight pause and then press the weight up to the standing position. Continue these reps until you have reached a point of failure.
It helps to have a training partner handy to spot you if you get stuck. It is also a good idea to set two pins in the rack at just bellow the point of parallel. This way, if you get stuck, you can set the weight down on the pins.
What are the benefits of Lifting Weights?
Well, yeah. I wouldn't do it if it didn't benefit me. Aside from looking good in and out of your clothes, there are other personal benefits from lifting weights.
An increase in overall functional strength making it easier to attack the physical challenges of life.
Increased metabolism from growing muscles will increase fat loss.
Increased self esteem from feeling stronger and in shape.
Increase in energy from increased metabolism.
Stronger skeletal muscles, decreasing skeletal pain. This is especially true for the back and knees.
A sense of purpose and accomplishment as your strength increases.
These are just a few of the many benefits from lifting weights. Get into the gym and start working out and you'll start seeing the benefits for yourself.