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Core Exercises for Seniors | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On February 16th, 2015

Core strengthening exercises for seniors are somewhat the same as they are for most people, but are generally somewhat modified to make them easier.  For example, things like planks, side planks, sit ups and Russian twists are to be avoided because of the amount of stress they put on the body.  Instead, the focus is […]

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Lower Body Strength in Seniors | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On February 12th, 2015

Lower body strength is important for elderly people, as it will help maintain balance and provide a stable base from which the rest of the body can operate.  However, it’s trickier for seniors to strengthen their bodies, as strength and bone density decline.  That means that it’s not feasible for senior men and women to […]

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Exercising while Pregnant | What can you do?

Posted On February 10th, 2015

Unsurprisingly, exercise is important to do when pregnant.  Not only can it help to prepare the body for labor, but it can help keep muscles toned and in balance while your body puts on weight.  But you need to know that there are certain protocols that you must follow during your trimesters. When you enter […]

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Hip Strengthening Exercises for Seniors | Muscle Imbalances

Posted On February 9th, 2015

Much of a person’s balance and strength comes from the hip.  If a person has unstable hips, riddled with muscle imbalances and weakness, they are more prone to fall, to have biomechanical or structural abnormalities, and be susceptible to injury.  This is true for everyone, but is particularly relevant for seniors, who must do more […]

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Balance Improvement for the Elderly | Senior Fitness

Posted On February 8th, 2015

As we get older, our bodies begin to break down.  Bone density decreases, as does muscular strength, and things that were once easy to bounce back from, such as falls, suddenly become dangerous and life-threatening.  That’s why it’s so important for elderly people to maintain good balance.  Balance naturally deteriorates, or at least stagnates, with […]

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Orthotics and Improving Active Movements | Pain Management

Posted On February 3rd, 2015

Understanding Orthotics and Improving Active Movements Don’t mistake those ready-made insoles in a drugstore for orthotics, which are customized shoe inserts. A healthcare professional actually examines your feet, pronation and gait and then makes note of the pain you have while walking, running or standing and then orders orthotics that can address the problem your feet have. […]

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Why is the Burpee so Challenging | Full Body Ballistic Movement

Posted On February 2nd, 2015

The Full Body Burpee Whey is it so challenging? When you mention the word “Burpee” to any fitness enthusiast, they say “Argh”. I do not think there is any one person out there that absolutely loves doing burpees. But one can say, they really do a great job making sure the body is tired, sweating […]

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Crossfit is Getting Old | Full Movement Fitness Training is in

Posted On February 1st, 2015

So what is out? Crossfit still has a following, and it has its purpose, but it has limiting factors when it comes to being fully fit in all the planes of motion. Doing an amazing squat is awesome, but the trend, according to Men’s Fitness is now moving to be able to withstand certain loads […]

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Spartan Race vs. Tough Mudder | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On January 28th, 2015

Spartan Race vs. Tough Mudder There has been a proliferation of obstacle races in recent years, with two of the most popular being Spartan Races and Tough Mudders.  In many ways the two events are similar, as they are both obstacle races designed to test the endurance and strength of their participants, but they also […]

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What is a Spartan Race | Obstacle Racing Part 2 | Portland Personal Trainer

Posted On January 27th, 2015

Spartan Races Spartan Races are one of many different kinds of obstacle races.  Founded in 2010, Spartan Races consist of three different lengths: a 3+ mile race that is called the “Spartan Sprint,” an 8+ mile race that is called the “Super Spartan,” a 12+ mile race named “Spartan Beast,” and finally a 26+ mile […]

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