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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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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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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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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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