Category Archive » Women’s Fitness

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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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 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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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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Fitness Tips | Exercising while pregnant!

Posted On December 18th, 2011

Exercising while pregnant initially has to be cleared by your physician, but most will say that exercise is a necessity while pregnant. It not only prevents gestational diabetes, but it is crucial to keep those back muscles strong as the anterior load gets bigger and heavier. In addition, the mother is going to need those […]

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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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Personal Trainer Portland | Fitness Advice for Women

Posted On December 16th, 2011

The first thing I am going to validate is that you are not going to get big and bulky by doing resistance training. There are all kinds of methods of challenging your muscles and weight training is just one them. Yes, it is an effective tool, but there are other methods that we can combine […]

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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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