Portland Oregon Fitness: Adding Hitt to your Program

If you add High Intensity Interval Training (HITT), you can create amazing results. The next time your are doing a weight training program, add some HITT type moves in-between your sets! For example, if you are doing a set of Incline DB press right afterwards do some burpees or mountain climbers and then rest for 20 to 30 seconds.

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Portland Oregon Fitness: Importance of Stability Training

The importance of working on ones stability is extremely important, especially when we start to get older. A lot of individuals who start to age will have different issues, but this is a time when hip injuries and replacements are more prone to happen. This is due to tripping, falling, losing balance or just the bones have become brittle due to bone degenerative syndromes. Incorporating balance and stability into ones fitness routine cannot hurt, but can only be extremely beneficial, so give it a try.

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Portland Oregon Fitness: Baby Boomer Fitness

If you are a baby boomer and want to start a weight lifting fitness program, then here are two things that you need to focus on, correct lifting form and breathing. If you are interested in making gains in the amount of weight you lift, that will come in time, but the most important variable is that you lift the resistance correctly without injuring yourself. I would recommend hiring a personal trainer in order to work on these principles. If for some reason you cannot afford personal training on a consistent basis, then sign up for a few session and learn the basics of weight lifting and be put on a program that you can manipulate every six weeks When the six weeks are up, go back to your personal trainer, take another session and then be put on another six week program in order to keep progressing. If you can see your trainer more often that is better, but as long as you are consistent, you will get the results that you want. Remember, safety comes first, so learn the correct way and you will not develop bad habits.

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Portland Oregon Fitness: Quick workouts can be effective

If you are running short on time, then you can crank out a quick workout and it can still be effective. If you only have 30 minutes to do something, then here is what you need to do. Get your watch, look at the time or start the timer, and just go non-stop for 30 minutes. Start out with legs, then chest, back shoulders, core, abs, etc. If you do not have any equipment, that is okay too. Do wall Iso wall squats, lunges, pushups, abs, planks, pullups,  etc Get creative, figure out a quick circuit and do it as many times as you can within your time frame. You will get an excellent workout!

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Portland Oregon Fitness: Do you need a Personal Trainer

If you are looking to take your fitness to the next level or want to reach your goals in a quick, but safer manner, then yes,  you need to work with a trainer. Even if you are a seasoned fitness enthusiast, working with a trainer can always help you. The crazy thing, when trainers want to learn new exercises, they will either watch a trainer or take some sessions from a trainer. As a last fact, even the professional athletes work with trainers because they know what is needed to take them to the next level.

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