Chris Hitchko

Chris Hitchko

Chris Hitchko, CSCS, owns ShowUp Fitness, a personal training facility with locations in Santa Monica and the San Francisco Bay area. He is also an instructor at the National Personal Training Institute (NPTI), and he has graduated more than 250 trainers. His emphasis is teaching first, then training; and his areas of expertise include sport-specific training, weight loss, injury rehabilitation and teaching the mentally challenged. Chris received a B.S. degree in kinesiology from Chico State, and is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM).

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The Drop Set Workout That Builds Strength and Size

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How to Do a Plank Without Wasting Your Time

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10 Highly Effective Deadlift Variations

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Add This Unique Deadlift Variation to Your Training Program

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Is Your Body Fit to Squat or Deadlift?

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Perfect Planks: How to Make this Classic Exercise More Effective

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Add Surprise Sets for a Great Workout Finisher

Surprise Sets; great finisher workouts f you're looking to add some variety to your training program, Surprise Sets are a great way to change up a...

Eliminate Elbow Pain with These 3 Methods

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3 Nordic Hamstring Curl Exercises to Boost Your Performance

Nordic Hamstring Curl: Whether if you're looking to rehab an injured hamstring, develop the glute hamstring separation for a bodybuilding contest, or...

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