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Al Painter - Integrate Performance Fitness, Palo Alto CA
Al Painter, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, BA

Al Painter is a personal training who believes that core strength is the common denominator to all successful movement. Read more.

Al is also the Fitness Editor for; in addition to being a cast member on the site’s podcast, as well as FitPro Expert on Read more.




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Are you considering a Fitness Trainer or Fitness Program?  INTEGRATE Performance Fitness is located in Palo Alto, CA and is available for semi-private (2-3 people) and large group sessions.

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About Al Painter, BA, NASM-CPT, CES, PES & Fitness Trainer

Al Painter is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist as well as an Corrective Exercise Specialist. He also holds a degree in Communications from Santa Clara University. His area of specialty is endurance athlete specific strength training.

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Al has also been named “Best Bay Area Personal Trainer” by CitySports Magazine as well as being the recipient of a “People’s Choice Award” from Palo Alto Daily News.

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Friday Fitness Facts September 19, 2014

Who didn't want this car as a kid????

Who didn’t want this car as a kid????

Before I get too far along, I’ve got a big announcement. Like real big, and here it is.

Wait for it…Wait for it…

WE’VE GOT AUDIO AND VIDEO OF THE NEW BATMOBILE!! And whoooooooaaaaaaaa mama it looks pretty awesome and sounds even better!

Engine that roars with the ferocity of 10,000 lions with looks to match! Click here to check out the Dark Knights new ride from the Batman V Superman.

Batman is better btw, but we knew that. RIGHT??? Hint, it rhymes with “yes Al.”

And just when you thought life couldn’t get any better (or BATter, too much?), BAM! On November 11, the entire Adam West Batman TV series drops on Blue-Ray and digital download.

This show was the broadcast highlight of my days as a wee lad (although the “agony of defeat” guy on the Wide World of Sports runs a close second). Campy as all get out, but I LOVED THAT SHOW.

And now, NERDS UNITE!! We get the whole thing in November!

There is only one more week until the you learn the keys to the UItimate Off Season in my next workshop at the Sunnyale Sports Basement. It starts at 6:30pm, and I’m going to show you:

  • What the five phases of your off season workouts need to be
  • The ONLY five exercises required
  • What set/rep/rest amounts to program
  • I am taking ALL of the guesswork taken out of programming your workouts.

If you’re ready to learn one of the most effective ways to get stronger this off season, join me next week at the Sports Basement! Space  is limited and this thing is filling up pretty quick. Drop me a line if you’d like more information. 





Last week I seemed to be running 30 mins behind being a day late and dollar short with my schedule. I woke up Monday, and next thing I know I’m watching the Niners cough up a 17 point lead on Sunday.

And on that note btw, is Michael Crabtree the ONLY person Colin Kaepernick can force a pass to at the end of a game????? C’MON!!! Even Jeremy knew that was coming!

At any rate, fitness blog, I’m back on track and ready to rip with the fingers flying over the keyboard. With that said, here are your Friday Fitness Facts!

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Endurance Athletes: Get a Little Vitamin V (Variety) for the Soul This Off Season

Train inside? Try going outside to play!

Always train inside? Go outside to play!

If you live in the Silicon Valley, check out my off season training workshop Wednesday September 24, 2014 at the Sunnyvale Sports Basement at 6:30pm! I’m going to cover the phases of training as well as the best exercises to use to build a rock solid movement foundation this fall/winter.

Click here to sign up!

Endurance athletes are notorious for being creatures of habit. We kind of like things a certain way, a lot. This includes the way we train.

Our season tends to run Jan 1 to Dec 31, and look pretty darn familiar the whole year. The upside is, you get better at what you do.

The flip side? Repetitive stress to the joints and not all that much variety.

Remember, all work and no play makes (insert monicker of choice here) a dull person. Variety is the spice of life and for your muscles (and mind to be honest!!) it isn’t any different.

I’ve recently discovered how great it is to workout at a park as opposed to the gym. I loves me the iron, and not too many sounds in the world of fitness beat iron clanging on iron on a weight room floor.

However, I’ll you what, some band work, bodyweight, a soccer ball, a frisbee, some grass, trees, fresh air and burning muscles, and it doesn’t get much better for off season variety in a workout.

Your off season is the PERFECT time to do this! Its the time to try new activities, different ways of exercising and just plain old having fun getting your heart rate up and your muscles stronger.

Its a lot easier than you think, and it doesn’t entail all that much to get done. Switch up pieces of equipment in the gym. Try a hike instead of time in the pool. Rock climb in a gym instead of climbing a hill on your bike.

Its a great way to get more fit, and if you give it a shot, you’ll probably be glad you did. Click here to see why vitamin V in the off season is an endurance athlete’s best friend on “The Trainers.”

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Gravity, and the Ups and Downs of Weight Training

Steven Rice from Steven Rice Fitness gives us the ups and downs on gravity. This guys does amazing outdoor workouts in Palo Alto, and always has good things to read on his blog. I really like Steven’s approach to training and he definitely gets results.
He also puts on some pretty cool workshops as well. Make sure you you check out when his next one is.
If you’ve ever wondered if there was an upside to the way gravity pulls us down, you’re in luck because the answer is only a click away!
How should we pick our exercises? How about considering a fundamental property of the world we inhabit, something that influences us every moment of our lives? Whether we train for sports, current fitness, or long term health, this is always a challenge and opportunity present to us.  Here’s my suggestion:
Being a strong advocate of body weight and free weight training, it seems appropriate to discuss gravity- the force of attraction between matter and the Earth we feel as “weight”. Thinking about gravity can help with choosing an exercise program and is central to my ideas on “Functional Strength Training.”
Click here to continue reading the rest of Steven’s post on his site!
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