The Truth About Cardio Programming

by Paul Robbins |   Date Released : 18 Jul 2001
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Paul Robbins

About the author: Paul Robbins

After graduating from Cortland State with a degree in Physical Education (concentration in exercise science), Paul Robbins moved to Vermont where he purchased a Gold’s Gym to own and manage. Within three years, Paul opened a second club while also coaching high school football and developing fitness software.

In 1994, Paul moved to Arizona to teach weight training and weight management CEC courses for ACE and ACSM. He was soon hired by The Q Sports Club and became the Area Director of Fitness for their west coast clubs. At this time, Paul began to develop cardiovascular programs using the first portable metabolic analyzer, also used by NASA in their shuttles. Paul became a Metabolic Specialist by working with the world’s largest metabolic companies: SensorMedics, Cortex of Germany, Aerosport, Korr Medical and MedicalGraphics.

Currently, Paul is the Metabolic Specialist for Athletes' Performance Education in Tempe, Arizona, which includes research development with three major universities. He is also the president and owner of Cardio2Tech, which is a metabolic education, training and installation company.

Paul is a continuing education provider for NASM, ACE, ACSM, NSCA and AFAA as well as a national presenter for MicroMed, Woodway Performance Treadmills and NASM. He wrote the Cardio Specialist course for NASM and CrossTraining Course for Spinning. Paul has presented at ACSM, WSSC and regional IHRSA shows and has published articles for Shape, Fitness Management, NASM and PTontheNet as well as research journals.

Some of his metabolic clients include Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, The Miami Heat, Phoenix Coyotes, LA Kings, Major League baseball players, NFL, Professional Soccer, tennis players, elite tri-athlete clubs and hundreds of health clubs throughout the country.

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