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Al Painter - Integrate Performance Fitness, Palo Alto CA
Al Painter, NASM 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 VeloReviews.com; in addition to being a cast member on the site’s podcast, as well as the moderator for the Training Forum on TwoSpoke.comRead 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, NASM CES, PES & Fitness Trainer

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

Check out why people rave about INTEGRATE Performance Fitness!

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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Core Strength For Runners Workshop July 23, 2014

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Split stance exercises are a runner’s best friend!

In an average year, 65% of all runners are injured. One running injury occurs for about every 100 hours of running, and runners miss about 5-10 percent of their workouts due to injury (“Incidence and Severity of Injury Following Aerobic Training Programs Emphasising Running, Racewalking, or Step Aerobics,” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 25(5), p. S81, 1993).

Whether you’re a competitive or casual runner, your performance is all about progressively doing more work in less time. This means runners need power, and lots of it.

Whether you’re running around the block or an ultra endurance event, you’ll need it because power is the amount of work you do divided by the amount of time it takes you to do that work (“To The Max: Functional Training for Endurance Athletes,” Gary Lavin BS, CSCS, USAT II, Juan Carlos Santana MeD, CSCS).

Join me at the Sunnyvale SportsBasement on Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 6:30pm and learn the six core strength exercises that I feel are the best way to improve your performance and reduce your risk of getting injured.

This workout is incredibly simple to do in terms of complexity of movement and is even easier to set up. All you need is a cable pulley and a pair of weights at the gym or exercise bands and 3-5 gallon water bottles at home, that’s it.

This allows you to put together what I think is the ultimate runner’s core strength workout: something done standing that mimics the way your muscles move while you run.

If you’re ready to take your running to the next level, we’ll see you on the 23rd!

Space is limited, please RSVP by Monday July 21 if you plan to attend.

Space is limited, please RSVP by Monday July 21 if you plan to attend. Click here to reserve your spot!

“After 18 months of physical therapy with modest improvement, it became apparent that I would not completely heal until I got serious about strength training again. After a receiving some promising results from our personal training sessions, then joining your group classes, I am happy to say that I can actually run, ride and sit on an airplane for more than 30 minutes completely pain free.” – DV

 

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Friday Fitness Facts

I'm your host and fitness factoid collector, Al Painter, BA, NASM CPT, CES, PES

I’m your host and fitness factoid collector, Al Painter NASM CPT, CES, PES. Thanks for reading, much appreciated!!

Each week I peruse a ton of fitness factoids either in the printed or interwebz form. It hit me that I bet quite a few other people would be interested in the things that I read too.

The stroke of genius that hit me was I figured if you read my blog, chances are you agree with what’s written, are mildly intrigued at the very least, or, to quote one of the greatest movies of my youth, you think I’m “a righteous dude.” To that I say “Danka Shoen” if you do. You BETTER know we’re talking “Ferris Bueller” here by now btw.

So each week on Friday mornings I’m going to share the top five fitness facts that I come across throughout the week for your viewing pleasure. They will range from the best ways to workout to the best things to eat , the most effective ways to pick up progressively heavier things to the best ways to crush calories and burn fat and all ports of PE in between.

Think of it as a carefully compiled curation of the week that was in the world of fitness and exercise. Better you get it here than on the internet……

With that being said, here’s this week’s installment of “Friday Fitness Facts,” enjoy!

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Friday Fitness Facts

I'm your host and fitness factoid collector, Al Painter, BA, NASM CPT, CES, PES

I’m your host and fitness factoid collector, Al Painter NASM CPT, CES, PES. Thanks for reading, much appreciated!!

Each week I peruse a ton of fitness factoids either in the printed or interwebz form. It hit me that I bet quite a few other people would be interested in the things that I read too.

The stroke of genius that hit me was I figured if you read my blog, chances are you agree with what’s written, are mildly intrigued at the very least, or, to quote one of the greatest movies of my youth, you think I’m “a righteous dude.” To that I say “Danka Shoen” if you do. You BETTER know we’re talking “Ferris Bueller” here by now btw.

So each week on Friday mornings I’m going to share the top five fitness facts that I come across throughout the week for your viewing pleasure.  They will range from the best ways to workout to the best things to eat , the most effective ways to pick up progressively heavier things to the best ways to crush calories and burn fat and all ports of PE in between.

Think of it as a carefully compiled curation of the week that was in the world of fitness and exercise. Better you get it here than on the internet……

With that being said, here’s this week’s installment of “Friday Fitness Facts,” enjoy!

“How to Get High on Life: 10 Natural Ways to Feel on Top of the World,” Mark’s Daily Apple

“Let Go: How to Get Rid of Anxiety Caused by Health and Fitness (And Why Doing So Can Help You Achieve Better Results),” Nia Shanks

“Secrets To Mastering the Deadlift – Part 1,” Girls Gone Strong

“Stop Counting Calories, NOW,” Al Painter and Daniella Dayoub
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