Monthly Archives: March 2012

Portland personal training: How To Lose Fat!

If you are struggling with losing fat, then here are few tips that you can utilize to help attack it and make it go away. The first thing you need to do is write down everything that you are doing in regards to your current plan. This means that you need to write down all of your exercise, what you are eating on a daily basis, your sleep patterns and the goals you have set out to achieve. If you have not done any of this or are just working out for the sake of working out, then we need for you develop a plan of action and so you are geared up for success.
The first rule is that you need to know that it takes 3500 calories to burn a pound of fat. So if you can find a way to eat less and burn more calories that will total up to that number, then you will lose a pound of fat weight per week. This can be a combination of factors and it does not all have to come with diet restriction. If you were to burn 250 calories per day from exercise and cut out 250 calories from your current diet, then you would lose a pound per week. The same goes for if you increased your intensity level with exercise, you would lose more per week.

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Fitness Tips: What is Flexion and Extension?

When you are getting the grasp of working out, you need to know what is flexion and extension. Flexion is when the angle is decreased, just like in a biceps curl (flexing the biceps), and the extension is when the angle is increased (triceps extension).
We use this terminology all of the time when we want to flex a muscle or extend a certain appendage, so start applying those principles to muscle movements and you will be able to know which muscle is involved.

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What is Anaerobic Fitness Training?

Anaerobic in its simpliest terms, means without oxygen. When you do aerobic training, you are maintaining a certain heart rate for a certain time duration or distance. A great example would be doing a half or full marathon. When doing anaerobic training, if you want to get the feeling of what this feels like, then sprint as fast as you can for 100 meters.

This type of fitness training is utilizing sudden quick bursts of energy, such as sprinting, jumping, hopping, but for shorter duration periods versus aerobic training. By doing this type of training, it can help with improving speed, power, agility and increasing lean body mass. If you ever look at the type of action that a football does in a game, they are short duration plays. If they get a chance to run the ball, it is quick. Even when they are running for that long pass, when they catch it they are either tackled or they sprinting even faster to make a touchdown, but it only lasts a certain amount of seconds, not minutes.