Chris Hitchko

Website: http://www.showupfitness.com

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 750 personal 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 No-Grain Diet

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Stretching 101: An Introduction for Athletes

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How to Ditch Cellulite

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Ready to meet your new best friend for maximizing training and recovery? EPOC, or excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, is not just some cryptic ...

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Perfect Your Bench

Everyone loves to Bench. It's the primary upper-body exercise for building pressing strength and power. Despite the vast number of athletes who per...

How to Get Strong Legs

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The Secret to a Killer Midsection

As the owner of a personal training company, I constantly hear, "I want abs," "I want a six-pack," and "How do I lose my love handles/beer gut?" O...

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