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Resistance Training for Runners | Personal Trainer Portland Oregon

Posted On December 15th, 2014

Resistance training for runners Let’s face it: running is one of the easiest, cheapest, and most effective ways to get in a good bout of exercise.  It doesn’t require a gym membership or expensive weights.  All you need are shoes.  However, using running as your only mode of exercise can have its drawbacks.  Much as […]

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Female Upper Body Strength | Female Runners | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On December 12th, 2014

Upper body strength in female runners As a group, runners aren’t known for their bulging muscles and incredible strength.  They are more famous for their speedy legs and thin bodies.  However, many recognize the importance of certain kinds of strength.  Core work is fundamental to many running programs, as are leg strengthening exercises. Some runners, especially […]

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Poor Posture From Too Much Running | Portland Oregon Personal Trainer

Posted On December 11th, 2014

Exercises to fix poor posture from too much running Running is a great form of exercise, but is sorely lacking in certain areas, specifically strengthening the upper body.  Many runners have underdeveloped musculature on their backs especially, because doing a pull-up is more difficult than a push-up and requires more equipment.  This leads to the […]

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Runners Hunch | Tight Muscles | The Art of Personal Training

Posted On December 8th, 2014

Fix the Runners hunch! Technology is a wonderful thing, no question about that, but it does have some negative side effects.  One of the less touched upon curses of technology is the ‘computer hunch’, which causes people’s shoulders to roll forward, destroying good posture.  Fortunately, there are things you can do to combat the computer […]

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Are You Getting Enough Protein | Healthy Eating Tips | Portland, Oregon

Posted On November 20th, 2014

In order to answer this question you’ll need to record the grams of protein you are eating for an entire day. An easy way to do so would be to digitally food journal on an app (MyNetDiary, My Food Diary, MyPlate…to name a few). Then multiply your weight by the corresponding number of grams below. […]

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Leg Exercises for Runners | Running | Portland, Oregon

Posted On November 12th, 2014

Running is a motion that takes place almost entirely in the sagital plane, which means that it occurs going forward and backwards.  That is an obvious statement, and equally obvious may be the types of exercises runners should do to increase leg strength.  Running, squats, lunges, dead-lifts and the like are great exercises to do, […]

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Portland Oregon Personal Trainer | The Proper Running Shoe

Posted On November 4th, 2014

It’s important to have proper footwear when running or exercising.  Very important.  You wouldn’t want to lift in unstable shoes, and you wouldn’t want to run in shoes that rub or chafe.  Getting proper shoes is difficult, as different shoes are designed to do different things. Not to mention the variable cost – most people aren’t willing to […]

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Portland Oregon Personal Trainer | Recovering From a Cold, Flu or Sickness

Posted On November 2nd, 2014

There are all sorts of popular remedies to recover from a cold.  Some people swear by zinc tablets, some by vitamin C, others by chicken noodle soup.  When trying to get over a sickness, you should really do whatever works for you.  But there are a couple of things that you should always do when […]

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Portland Oregon Personal Trainer | Power vs. Strength

Posted On November 2nd, 2014

There is a difference between powerlifting and strength building.  Both involve weights, yes, and both are tested and measured in competition, but there is a fundamental difference between the two, and a fundamental difference in how to train for them.  Strength is the ability to lift a heavy object or resist gravity’s pull against a […]

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Portland Oregon Personal Trainer | Building Running Speed | Running Tips

Posted On November 2nd, 2014

Many runners are good at running for long distances, because that’s a fairly easy thing to build towards.  If you want to run a long way, you have to start running further and further, until you reach a length you are satisfied with.  Fewer people, however, are aware of how to become faster, especially over […]

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