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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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Personal Trainer Portland Oregon | Marathon versus 5K

Posted On October 21st, 2014

There is a lot of to-do surrounding the marathon these days, with good reason.  Professional marathon racing is unquestionably the most lucrative way for pro runners to make any sort of money, and it’s the running equivalent of climbing Everest.  Many people sign up to run a marathon to get in better shape, or to […]

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Women Lifting Weights | The Myth | Personal Training

Posted On October 20th, 2014

When women hear that they will need to lift weights, they often say the same thing: “I don’t want to get big.”  They worry that lifting heavy weights will make them look mannish and muscular. However, the simple truth of the matter is that it probably won’t.  While it is true that some women, such […]

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What is CORE Strength? | Keeping The CORE Tight

Posted On October 19th, 2014

Let’s get this out of the way first: what exactly is the CORE?  We always hear about people improving core strength and are constantly cued to keep our cores tight while performing exercises, but what does that actually mean?  Essentially, the “core” is a general name for the muscles around your abdomen and pelvis.  They […]

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Importance of Vitamin D | Portland, Oregon

Posted On October 17th, 2014

It’s fall, and in Portland, Oregon, particularly the western half, that means that it’s about to get gloomy and rainy for the next few months.  While this can impact a number of things, the things that we will focus on are fitness and health related.  People do abandon their cardiovascular regimens in the fall and […]

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Benefits of Foam Rolling | Myofascial Release

Posted On October 17th, 2014

Foam rolling is another way to loosen muscles and reduce tension in the body, especially in the legs, butt and back.  It’s not the most pleasant way to do so – foam rolling can often be painful, especially for people who haven’t done it often.  However, the more you do it, the easier and less […]

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The Skinny on Stretching | Why is Stretching Important?

Posted On October 16th, 2014

One aspect of fitness that people most often overlook is flexibility.  With exercise comes tight muscles and those tight muscles can occasionally lead to problems.  No, it’s not that big a deal if you can’t pick up your keys off the floor without bending your knees, but it is a big deal if your hamstrings […]

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What is Active Rest | It Can Help You Exercise Efficiently

Posted On October 16th, 2014

Traditional weightlifting holds that you should do the number of reps required of the set, whether that is five or twenty, and then take a break, the length of which is dependent on the number of reps just performed.  The break is to allow your muscles to relax and recover a bit before stressing them […]

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Off Day Activities | Fitness Recovery Days

Posted On October 15th, 2014

What do you do on your off days?  You’re sore, maybe a little tired from working out the day before, and you have tomorrow’s workout to look forward to.   You are tempted to just rest, recuperate from the previous workout and prepare, mentally or physically, for the next one.  But that’s an easy trap to […]

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The Benefit of Body-Weight | Resistance Training

Posted On October 15th, 2014

Body-weight exercising is probably the oldest form of resistance training, besides maybe lifting rocks or carrying dead animals home for food.  In fact, body-weight training is one of the most functional forms of resistance training.  After all, what is more functional than being able to lift or propel one’s body in any way that is […]

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