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Portland Personal Trainer | Dieting Tips | For Quicker Fitness Success

Posted On February 4th, 2012

If you have a fitness trainer providing you with personal training, he or she would likely be the first one to agree that dieting and exercise always go hand in hand. You may still get results from doing aerobic exercise or weight lifting faithfully, but the absence of diet is guaranteed to slow down your […]

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Baby Boomers | Obese Americans | Will Need Personal Trainers

Posted On February 2nd, 2012

Check out my latest article on why Baby Boomers and Obese Americans Will Need Personal Trainers Baby Boomer Article Thanks, Kisar Dhillon The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon 107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137 Portland, Oregon 97214 (503) 953-0241  

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The Hip Flexors | 3 muscles that Flex the Hip Muscles

Posted On January 29th, 2012

The three muscles that will flex the hip are the: iliopsoas, rectus femoris and then sartorius. These muscles have importance for executing a curl-up/sit-up and many other movements that involve hip flexion. For example, if you were to lift your leg in a bent position and bring your knee towards your chest like you are […]

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What are the muscles involved in Trunk Rotation | The Sarape Effect

Posted On January 29th, 2012

The muscles involved in trunk rotation are:  1. External Obliques – these go the same direction as a vest pocket 2. Internal Obliques – these go diagonally 3. Serratus Anterior – these are from the ribs to the scapula (right & left) 4.  Rhomboids – these go from the scapula to the vertebral column 5. Rectus […]

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Muscle Contraction | What are the Muscle Contractile Components?

Posted On January 29th, 2012

If you really want to know what is involved in a muscle contraction then you need to go beyond the gym, and need to dive into exercise physiology, kinesiology, and physiology. Below are the technical components that involved in a muscular contraction and they are: myofibril, sarcomere, actin, z-line, myosin, tropomyosin, ATP, sarcoplasmic reticulum, t-tubes, […]

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Portland Oregon Personal Trainer | Muscles Need Rest Too

Posted On January 25th, 2012

If you are working with a personal traineror have a workout partner and they are helping you reach your personal fitness bests and you are doing awesome in the gym, you need to rest your muscles. You may be strong, have awesome muscular endurance and are putting on some lean muscle, you still need to […]

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Portland Personal Trainer | When to Increase the Cardio Intensity

Posted On January 24th, 2012

When your diet is going well and your resistance training is starting to show results, then lets look at the cardio component. In my last post I said you need to do weights to incresae your lean body mass, decrease body fat percentage and boost your metabolism. All that is very true, but when you […]

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Portland Fitness: Repetitions, Intensity & Rest Times Are What Matter

Posted On December 29th, 2011

It is not how much time you spend in the gym, it matters how many repetitions, the intensity of the workout/weight and the rest times between each set. In order to get that rock solid, ripped body that so many of us want to have, you have to design your program so it will give you the […]

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Cutting Carbohydrates | For Weight Loss & Fat Reduction

Posted On December 26th, 2011

There are a lot of diets that center on reducing your carbohydrates to reduce weight. Does this work, yes it does. Should someone cut out all of their carbohydrates? The answer would be, NO! The human body uses carbohydrates as its main energy source. When you are going to be doing a lot of exercise, […]

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Weight Training | Burn Out Sets

Posted On December 26th, 2011

In weight training, what is a burn out set? Do not get this confused with a super set. A burn out set is when you are doing consecutive sets and the last one or two sets you  fatigue the muscle even more by dropping the weight  to get  more repetitions. For example, if you are […]

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