Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “fitness trainer

Mr. Natural Olympia Talks Cardio

My work in bodybuilding and fitness as a photographer has allowed me to meet some great people. Like my friend Mr. John Hansen who has the title as the very first Mr. Natural Olympia.

Here in a segment of video we did at Palm Springs Fitness Center. Treadmill and StairMaster, how and why from a guy who really knows his stuff.


Zumba Makes For Smiles And Laughs

Quick video interview with Karen about her Zumba classes at Palm Springs Fitness Center. Great fun doing these videos, she has such a great smile and laugh and enthusiasm!


Lat Variations

Simple training video clips I have fun doing for Palm Springs Fitness Center. Thanks!

A variation of the Lat Pulldown with trainer Dan Partridge. Making your time better spent in the gym with muscle time under tension. Much better than time under tension in a lot of things we do!


She Has Lost 75 Pounds So Far

Another video workout interview I did for Palm Springs Fitness Center. I love doing these and in this one, Mariah just puts a smile on your face with her enthusiasm. By the way, she has lost 75 pounds!

 


Training With A Fitness Trainer

When I do these videos for Palm Springs Fitness Center, it is interesting to hear the comments made by the training clients. There is many a commonality. One thing that I do hear over and over is how happy they are to train with a trainer and what a difference it is made for them.

A different workout method with trainer Dan Partridge with his client Ed. Take a few minutes hear and see what they have to say about it.

And how many of us have said this to ourselves? Ed said that without a trainer… “I found that getting myself to the gym was difficult to do, because I always had other things to do”.

“I have a little bit more limited schedule, we’re doing supersets, so we’re doing 30 minutes, but it is more intensive for 30 minutes. It is a better workout than I have ever gotten.” – Ed


Deadlifts With Ava Cowan

An outstanding workout series I photographed over a few days with IFBB Figure Professional Ava Cowan. “Professional” for sure when it comes to Ava!

And be sure to “Like” the Facebook page for our gym shoot location Palm Springs Fitness Center, my favorite gym and to keep up with my posting over there as Social Media Manager. It helps me a lot and I promise to make it fun! Thanks!

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Deadlifts done right with IFBB Professional Figure Competitor Ava Cowan…

Preparation:

With feet flat beneath bar, squat down and grasp bar with shoulder width or slightly wider overhand or mixed grip. Start with light weight to not only warm up but to determine what you are capable of lifting.

The addition of wrist straps can great improve your ability to perform multiple reps as well as more weight. If no straps are used, a mixed grip is a great way to grip the bar.
Start with 2 sets of 15 reps before moving into working weight.

Execution:

Lift bar by extending hips and knees to full extension, keeping the bar close to the body throughout the movement. Keep your back flat throughout the exercise and pull shoulders back being mindful not to round the shoulders. Also, keep knees pointing the same direction as your feet. Return and repeat.

The simplified version of the muscles used are:

The grip strength (finger flexors) and the lower back (erector spinae) work isometrically to keep the bar held in the hands and to keep the spine from rounding.

The gluteus maximus and hamstrings work to extend the hip joint.

The quadriceps work to extend the knee joint.

The adductor magnus works to stabilize the legs.

Core musculature remains braced to stabilize the spine.


Fitness Journey With Myrna At 82

I love meeting and talking with these wonderful people when I do these videos for Palm Springs Fitness Center. Be sure to take the few minutes to watch them. They really are uplifting!

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