Eric Greenberg MD CPT Bethesda Maryland

Sunday, November 07, 2010 • Bethesda, MD 20814

Eric Greenberg, MD, CPT

301-564-3736, cell 301-852-8090
9305 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
It is important to for the trainer and client together to define a clear strategy and milestones we want to reach together, during the first consultation.
The trainer uses  these guidelines to develop a customized training program for each client, tailored toward the client's wishes, allowing the client to reach their stated goals in a reasonable time frame.
Find out more about my areas of specialization. What are you interested in? What do you want to achieve? I am looking forward to working with you to figure out the program that works best for you.
Personal Training with Eric Greenberg, MD, CPT (American College of Sports Medicine)
If you want to see remarkable changes in your body, your physical capacity, and energy, give Dr. Greenberg, six weeks. In another two to six months most of you should reach your goals. This will take longer if you are severely overweight and your goal is to lose 75 lbs or more pounds or if your goal is to make enormous gains in muscle mass. The reason for these seemingly quick results is that the human body is highly adaptable. If  you do not exercise, your body adapts to your sedentary lifestyle, your metabolism decreases, and the body stores calories as adipose.           If you use your muscles against resistance, your muscles, bones, and tendons adapt by becoming stronger and more defined, and your adipose will turn to lean body mass. If you exert your cardiovascular system, your cardiovascular capacity will increase, your peripheral vascular resistance and blood pressure will decrease, and your heart will becomes stronger and more efficient. As you expend more energy exercising, your energy, stamina, and metabolism will increase to accommodate     Dr. Greenberg's workouts are highly efficient and include exercises that focus on the principle of adaptability. People have different levels of fitness, goals, physical or medical limitations, amounts of time available for training, and preferences for types of exercise. Dr. Greenberg will work with you to individually tailor your training sessions for your specified goals, needs, and desires. Dr. Greenberg will give you intensive on-going instruction and encouragement during your session.                       Dr. Greenberg will continuously restructure and advance your workouts to take your fitness to a whole new level. Dr. Greenberg is highly motivated. He is passionate, sincere, dedicated, and excited about what he does and the results his clients obtain. He coaches and encourages his clients through every repetition. Dr. Greenberg's enthusiasm and dedication is contagious and rubs off on his clients.                         Personal Training with Dr. Greenberg will enable you to achieve the following:
•Lose excess weight and increase lean mass: tone your body, get leaner and more defined. Instead of seeing an undefined arm you will begin to see a separation of muscles: the deltoids, the biceps and triceps. As your percentage of body fat decreases and your core muscles develop, you will begin to notice your abs and obliques where previously all you could see was belly fat. Your glutes, thighs, and calves will also begin to take shape.
•Increase strength, muscle endurance, gain muscle mass, improve stamina & cardiovascular conditioning. The first benefit that most clients report is an increase in energy and stamina. In a short time, you will be lifting weights or performing exercises that you never dreamt possible.
•Optimize athletic performance: speed, power, and agility. As your strength increases and weight decreases, your speed and quickness and agility will drastically increase.
•Learn about proper nutrition and a balanced diet
•Increase flexibility and joint mobility while improving your balance and coordination  You would benefit from Personal Training with Dr. Greenberg if you are in one of the following groups:
•A sedentary young, middle aged or elderly individual who wants to improve his or her energy, appearance, physical capacity, or health.
•A person including a competitive athlete who wants to increase his or her speed, strength, or athletic performance.
•An elderly adult who wants to improve his or her stability, strength, health and functional capacity.
•A person of any age who wants to build a lean, muscular, and fabulous body.
•A person who is training on his own and not seeing results.
•A person with special needs such as post- rehab, problems with stability or posture, recurrent injuries, back pain, a specific weakness, high level of stress, medical problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or morbid obesity, anxiety or depression, or post-bariatric surgery.
Weight Loss
Our training sessions are not merely designed to burn calories.
Our training sessions are designed to entirely transform your body to make you lean while greatly increasing your metabolism.
Our training workouts will increase your lean muscle mass, convert fat to muscle, and thereby increasing your basal metabolic rate, which is the rate your body burns calories at rest, or also called your metabolism. In addition our training workouts will increase your muscular strength and endurance and cardiovascular capacity making it much easier and enjoyable to exercise and burn calories.
As long as you can maintain the lean muscle mass that you gain, your metabolism will continue at a higher rate and you will not gain weight when you go on vacation or stray from your diet.
You can burn calories by taking a walk in the park. You can go on a crash diet. However, these methods of weight loss will have no major positive effect on your metabolism, and at the end of the day, when you go on vacation, or go back to your normal eating habits, the few pounds that you lost will come back plus some. These methods of weight loss do not increase your lean muscle mass and therefore do not increase your basal metabolic rate.
This is why yo-yo dieting does not work and personal training with Dr. Greenberg does.
Constitution & Endurance
Using circuit and interval training techniques, the client will exercise constantly throughout the training session, but at varying levels of intensity and with varying muscle groups. The client's heart rate will be maintained in a cardiovascular training range throughout the work out while the client continues to do exercises. These techniques will not only burn calories, build muscle, and increase metabolism, but in addition they will improve lactic acid threshold and allow the client to work at high level of intensity for longer periods of time.  The client will also improve his cardiovascular endurance. This program is ideal for tri-athletes, endurance athletes including runners and bikers as well as athletes such as basketball players, tennis players, and soccer players.   
Muscle Training
Dr. Greenberg has over thirty years experience in weight training. He particularly pays attention to your posture and technique to make sure you do not get hurt.
Dr. Greenberg will implement various techniques to stimulate muscle growth, to improve strength, and to avoid plateaus. He will design programs to target important muscle groups which will improve your appearance, posture, and performance. 
His training programs are designed to increase lean muscle mass, increase your metabolism, decrease body fat and thereby increase your muscular definition and overall level of muscular fitness.
He will tailor your program so that you can develop the type of musculature that is best suited for your needs and desires.