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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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Calculating Target Heart | Using The Karvonen Formula

Posted On December 20th, 2011

If you are going to calculate Target Heart Rate for your fitness training, then you might as well use the best formula to do that, and this is The Karvonen Formula. Here is what you need in order calculate your training heart rate with the example below: 1. Your Age  = 30 Years Old 2. […]

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Recent Football Game-Power Outage | Stretching & Staying Warm

Posted On December 19th, 2011

The game that I am currently watching, the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers had a few delay of game moments when the power went out due to a power surge. If you noticed, these professional athletes had to stay warm, loose & limber just in case the power came on and they had […]

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Portland Personal Trainer | Weight Loss Tips

Posted On December 19th, 2011

Here are some quick weight loss tips that you can utilize to help you achieve your fitness, health and exercise goals. 1. Alcohol Intake – Plan for it! If you know you are going to a party that night, then make sure your food intake for that day is really good and healthy. Alcohol should be […]

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Internal Training Timers | Which One Should I Use?

Posted On December 17th, 2011

There are different methods and protocols that you can use in regards to timing your intervals. The three that I have used are the Gym Boss timer that you can order online, Tabada timer that you can download on your smart phone, and a stop watch. The cool thing with the Tabada timers are that […]

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Fitness Tips | Top 10 Weight Training Mistakes

Posted On December 16th, 2011

None of us our perfect when it comes to lifting weights, but we will do our best to maintain form, have correct breathing and ask for help when needed for safety. Here is a list of the Top 10 Mistakes you can make when lifting weights: 1. Forget to Breath in a rhythmic pattern 2. […]

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