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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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Portland Oregon Personal Trainer | The Diet | Food Intake Plan

Posted On November 2nd, 2014

There are a lot of different diet variations that have come and gone with the years.  The Atkins Diet gained fame about a decade ago by introducing the idea of cutting out carbs in order to lose weight.  People have been vegan or vegetarian for decades now, and recently the paleo diet has been making […]

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Personal Trainer Portland Oregon | Learning Control With Free Weights

Posted On November 2nd, 2014

One of the biggest challenges for people new to working out is controlling their movements while lifting weights.  Typically they are fine as they go up, but more often than not they let gravity do the work on the way down and offer very little resistance to the weight.  Typically, this is either because the […]

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Why Are Pull-Ups So Hard | Body Weight Training | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On October 28th, 2014

Without question the most difficult basic body-weight exercise is the pull-up.  There is a reason that it is a benchmark of physical fitness for the military.  The reason pull-ups are so hard is because they are the truest body-weight exercise.  When you are performing a pull-up, you are legitimately pulling up your entire body weight, […]

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Instagram | The Art of Personal Training | Portland, Oregon

Posted On October 24th, 2014

We have changed our Instagram account, so please follow us http://instagram.com/theartofpersonaltraining   The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon 107 SE Washington Street Suite 137 Portland, Oregon 97214 503-953-0241

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