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Nilo Lins


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Questions I can answer: Use of the Olympic lifts in sports specific training. Use of resistance training in sports specific, fat loss, body composition improvement. Motor pattern corrections via proprioception improvements. Fundamental uses of free weights, medicine balls,stability balls, etc.

Experience in the area

I have been a personal trainer in Orange County, CA since 1983. I have trained numerous athletes at all levels including Gold Medalists, World Champions, and NCAA All Americans.


National Strength and Conditioning Assoc. since 1999, United States America Weightlifting




NSCA-CPT,*D, USAW Sports Performance Coach I have been certified since 1995 (1995-1998 with NASM)

Awards and Honors

Saddleback College 1979 Dean's List

Past/Present Clients

Steve Hegg (Gold Medalist 1984 Olympics Match Sprint Cycling), Kirk McCaskill (Major League Baseball), Rudy Dvorak (AVP NCAA All American), Scott Friedrichsen (AVP NCAA All American), Charlie Clark (US Triathlon 1985 TX State Champion)

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2016-08-19 Exercise & Aging:

James  When you start looking for short cuts you stop making improvements. If you want to avoid DOMS don't weight train.Health and fitness are two totally different things. You must first define fitness

2016-08-19 Exercise & Aging:

James,  Exercise (weight training) will make you feel great. However as we age our recovery from such work may take a day or to longer then when you were younger. DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)is

2015-04-01 diet for lightness and speed:

I'm a trainer not a dietitian but I will say you have to look at food like your body does. Carbs are for fuel only, fats are fuel and construction and protein almost always construction only. So if you're

2014-06-20 Muscle/Weight Gain:

John,   I'm sorry this answer may be coming to you too late. The one thing you want to try for quick weight gain is a high calorie diet with limited weight training. Squatting, benching and deadlifting

2014-01-12 regarding back pain:

Rishabh,     There are a number of things that could have happened and without seeing you there is no way to tell. Ice and stretch is the first thing I can recommend. Second these exercises are fine when


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