Category Archive » Women’s Fitness

Portland Fitness Trainer | Fast Twitch and Slow Twitch Muscle

Posted On February 7th, 2012

So what is the difference between fast twitch and slow twitch muscle fibers? In basic terms, fast twitch muscle fibers are involved in activities where the muscle will contract a lot in a shorter period of time, which will cause it to fatigue rapidly. These activities include very fast sprinting, short bursts of quick energy, […]

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Portland Personal Trainer | Exercising too Hard | Here are the Fitness Signs

Posted On February 6th, 2012

There comes a point in your fitness routine when you just need to rest. I am not talking about taking a day off or two from working out (another blog post), but I am talking about when you are not able to catch your breath, you feel nauseous, your hands are getting clammy, you are […]

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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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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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