Category Archive » Core Muscles

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 | 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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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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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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