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Jon’s Print Articles


Canadian Running – March/April 2009 – wrote “Butt it Out” IMPACT Magazine – June/July 2009 – wrote “Planks and Bridges”
Canadian Running – June/July 2009 – wrote “Functional Abs” IMPACT magazine – March/April 2010, – wrote “Planks and Bridges Part II – Taking it to the next level”
Effective Core Training? in the FitLifeBC Magazine (V.03 / Issue 02/03 Spring/Summer 2011) – a BCRPA publication. Canadian Cycling magazine – February/March 2011 – wrote “Weight Training – Forget the tires, pump up your body”
BC Coaches Perspective – Fall 2010 – wrote “Run Strong: Effective Strength, Power and Core Training for the Endurance Runner” IMPACT magazine – September/October 2010 – wrote “The Dynamics of Stretching.”
Canadian Running – January/February 2010 – wrote “Stand your ground” Canadian Running – July/August 2010 – wrote “Go Ahead and Jump: Using plyometric training to improve running performance”
Canadian Running magazine – March/April 2011 – wrote “Power Tools” Canadian Running magazine – May/June 2011 – wrote “Best Core Strength Workouts for Runners”
IMPACT Magazine – May/June 2011 – wrote “Tall in the Saddle” Spinach for Efficiency and Arginine: An Infection Fighter in the Essentials section of the September/October 2011 issue of Maximum Fitness.
Running Times Magazine – July/August 2011 – co-authored Core Considerations with Vancouver, BC based Chiropractor Dr. Carla Cupido. PDF HERE. More Than Swim, Bike, Run: Effective Weight Training. Triathlon Magazine Canada, Volume 6/Issue 5, September/October 2011.
Canadian Cycling Magazine – June/July 2011 – co-authored “All Crossed Up” with Dr. Carla Cupido, a Vancouver-based chiropractor. PDF HERE. Train Hard, Recover Harder – 6 Steps to better recovery. Canadian Cycling Magazine. October/November 2011.
The Reign of a Sprain is a Bloody Pain in Trail Run Ezine, Australia/New Zealand, Vol. 1 Ed. #2, Spring 2011. Easy as A, B, C. Canadian Running Magazine. January/February 2012. Volume 5, Issue 1.
Tone Up, Look Sexy. Add a little oomph to your upper body with a strong finish to your workout. Oxygen Magazine. January 2012. Fast-Track Your Fat Loss – Oxygen Magazine’s Fat Loss Collector’s Issue, Winter 2012.
The Turkish Get Up: Functional Strength, Core Stability & Fitness in One Exercise. Inside Fitness Magazine. April/May 2012. Vol. 7 Issue 2. Power Your Way to Speed: Improved Strength Leads to a Faster You. Canadian Cycling Magazine. Feb-March 2012. Vol. 3 Issue 1
The Runner’s 6-Pack: 6 Functional Exercises to Improve Running Strength. February/March 2012 Issue. Do no harm in the gym with my latest article in Canadian Running Magazine. May/June 2012.
Mobility Drills for Cyclists. Canadian Cycling Magazine. Aug/Sept 2012. 4 Weeks to Your Best Butt! Oxygen Magazine. May 2012
Torch Your Belly Fat. Reps! Magazine. May/June 2012. Link HERE. And also coauthored All Fired Up with Michal Kapral. Play to Get Lean: Take Your Training Outdoors – Without Missing the Results You’d Get In the Gym. Men’s Fitness. July/August 2012.
30-minutes to a Flab-free Butt! Glutes 2012 special issue by Oxygen Magazine. Super Fit Super Fast: An Introduction to Suspension Training. Oxygen Magazine. August 2012.
Intense Fat Burning Workout: An Introduction to Sandbag Training. Oxygen Magazine. November 2012. The 6-Week Perfect Balance Workout co-written with Lee Boyce. Inside Fitness Magazine. Oct/Nov 2012.
Weightlifting Myths Debunked. Canadian Running Magazine. Jan/Feb 2013. Keep it Simple. Tips for an Injury Free Season. Runner’s World Magazine. Feb 2013.
It’s In the Bag. Fat Burning & Strength Building Sandbag Workout. Reps Magazine. Nov/Dec 2012. Link HERE. Upper Body Training for Cyclists. Canadian Cycling Magazine. Feb/Mar 2013.
Spring Tune Up, iRun magazine. April 2013. Link HERE. Build Strength with Non-Traditional Tools. May/June 2013 Canadian Running Magazine.
Turkish Delight. Oxygen Magazine. June 2013. 15-Min of Hell (in a good way). Reps Magazine. March/April 2013.
6-Weeks to Mass Monster. MuscleMag. May 2013. Coauthored with Lee Boyce. 6 Rounds of Sweat. Reps magazine. May/June 2013. Also coauthored the Fat Blasting Barbell Circuit with Lee Boyce.
Get Stronger, Run Faster. June 2013 issue of iRun magazine. Link HERE. Explosive Lifting for Faster Running. September/October 2013 issue of Canadian Running magazine.
The Breakdown of Foam Rolling and Self Massage. November/December 2013 issue of Canadian Running magazine. Build Strength Without Size. January/February 2014 issue of Canadian Running magazine.
Playing with Fire. Reps magazine. July/August 2013. Also wrote the Russian Revolution: Kettlebell Training. Two-Way HIIT. Oxygen Magazine. January 2014.
Zap Fat Fast. Oxygen Magazine. March 2014. Step Up Your Cardio. Oxygen Magazine. May 2014.
Surviving an Ankle Sprain. Trail Special issue 2014; Canadian Running magazine. Asymmetrical Loading: A Full Body Crunchless Core Workout. May/June 2014; Canadian Running magazine.
Run, Lift and Get Lean. July/August 2014; Canadian Running magazine. 4 Rules for Building Strength. July/August 2014; Get Out There magazine. Link HERE.
Stretches for Cycling Season. Canadian Cycling Magazine. June/July 2014. Optimal Strength, Power and Flexibility Exercises for Cyclocross. Canadian Cycling Magazine. October/November 2014.
Maximum Muscle. Inside Fitenss magazine. October 2014. Insider Info Q&A. Inside Fitenss magazine. May 2015.
Build a Foundation of Strength. September/October 2014; Canadian Running magazine. Magnificent Mobility. November/December 2014; Canadian Running magazine.
30-Minute to a Stronger Runner. January/February 2015; Canadian Running magazine. Run a Faster Half Marathon. March/April 2015; Canadian Running magazine.
How to Build a Deep Chest. Men’s Fitenss magazine. May 2015. Insider Info Q&A. Inside Fitenss magazine. June/July 2015.
Stability Ball Exercises for Trail Runners. Trail Special Issue 2015; Canadian Running magazine. 8 Weeks to Your First Half Marathon. May 2015; Strong Fitness magazine.
Insider Info Q&A. Inside Fitenss magazine. Aug/Sept 2015. Insider Info Q&A. Inside Fitness magazine. October 2015.
Quoted in Weighted Lunges for Stronger Running. May 2015; Competitor magazine. Home Band Exercises for Marathoners. Sept/Oct 2015; Canadian Running magazine.
Co-wrote Real World Weight Loss with Julia Howard. July/Aug 2016; Canadian Running magazine. Runners, Meet the Gym. Summer 2017; Canadian Running magazine.
Get Fit in Four. Strong Fitness magazine. Nov/Dec 2015. Insider Info Q&A. Inside Fitness magazine. Dec/Jan 2016.
Know the Drill. Strong Fitness magazine. Sept/Oct 2016. Insider Info Q&A. Inside Fitness magazine. Aug/Sept 2017.
ASK. Muscle & Fitness magazine. September 2017. Not So Complex Gains, Part I and ASK. Muscle & Fitness magazine. October 2017.
Hitting the Road or the Gym. Nov/Dec 2017; Canadian Running magazine. Swings and Slams. Nov/Dec 2017; STRONG magazine.
Not So Complex Gains, Part II and ASK. Muscle & Fitness magazine. November 2017.

Jon’s Online Articles

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  • Hybrid Density Training: The Best Fat Loss Workout You’re NOT Doing. Link HERE.

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  • 10 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle. Link HERE.
  • The Abdominal Trifecta Workouts. Link HERE.
  • Intensity Amplifier: Four Rep Tempos in One. Link HERE.
  • 6 Recovery Strategies for the Workout-aholic. Link HERE.
  • 11 Reasons You’re Not Breaking Through Training Plateaus. Link HERE.
  • 4 Weightlifting Tips to Master. Link HERE.
  • 5 Ways to Fire Up Your Cardio. Link HERE.
  • 8 Ways to Spice Up a Plank. Link HERE.
  • Two Weeks to Strength Workout. Link HERE.
  • Workout Finisher: Metabolic Cardio Mix Up. Link HERE.
  • Two Weeks to Burn Fat Fast. Link HERE.
  • 5 Reasons You’re Tired of Working Out. Link HERE.
  • Time Crunch Training: 15-minute Chest Routine. Link HERE.
  • Time Crunch Training: 10-minute Back Blast. Link HERE.
  • Time Crunch Training: 15-minute to Wider Shoulders. Link HERE.
  • Time Crunch Training: 10-minute Arm Blow Out. Link HERE.
  • Time Crunch Training: 10-minute Leg Circuit. Link HERE.
  • Workout Finisher: The Single Plate Complex. Link HERE.
  • 10 Ways to Build Strength Without Size. Link HERE.
  • 10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Workouts. Link HERE.

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  • 5 Ways to Amp Up Barbell Complexes. Link HERE.
  • 9 Ways to Amp Up a Pull Up. Link HERE.
  • Uncommon Exercises to Combat Training Problems. Link HERE.
  • 5 Ways to Amp Up Muscle Growth. Link HERE.
  • December Bulk Fest. Link HERE.
  • 5 Ways to Progress Your Workouts. Link HERE.
  • Build Mass with Squats and Milk. Link HERE.
  • 6-Week Fat Blast. Link HERE.
  • 5 Tips for Cold Weather Training. Link HERE.
  • March Madness Strength & Conditioning Program. Link HERE.
  • Medicine Ball Exercises for Strength Training. Link HERE.
  • Strategic Exercise Pairing for More Size. Link HERE.
  • Strategic Circuit Training for Maximum Calorie Burn. Link HERE.
  • Stagger Your Stance for More Gains. Link HERE.

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  • A Surfire Way to Learn the Clean. Link HERE.
  • A Surfire Way to Learn the Snatch. Link HERE.
  • 2-a-Day Training for Radical Gains. Link HERE.

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  • Why The Word ‘Cardio’ Doesn’t Make Sense. Link HERE.
  • Single Arm Training: The Ab Solution You’ve Never Thought Of. Link HERE.
  • The Real Tabata. Link HERE.
  • The Misery Machine: 4 Brutal Fan Bike Workouts. Link HERE.
  • The Road to Two-Plates. Link HERE.
  • 3 Rules for Effective Sandbag Training. Link HERE.
  • How 4 Letters Can Spell Fitness Success. Link HERE.
  • How to Strength Train for Cycling. Link HERE.
  • Safely Improve Your Shoulder Strength and Mobility. Link HERE.
  • 5 Rules to Faster Running. Link HERE.
  • In Pursuit Of Speed: 6 Sure-Fire Tips To Make You Run Faster. Link HERE.

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  • The Ultimate Hybrid Size Workout. Link HERE.
  • 5 Bodybuilding Rules You Have to Break to Add Size. Link HERE.
  • Fat Loss Methods: Which is Right For You? Link HERE.

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  • Become a Basement Badass. Link HERE.

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  • My Top 3 Eye-Openers from the DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training Level I & II Certification Course. Link HERE.
  • Training in 3D. Link HERE.

Jon-Erik Kawamoto Fitness Trainer

  • Work Your Core Off the Floor. Link HERE.

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  • 16 Exercise Favorites from the World’s Best Trainers. Link HERE.

  • The Death of “Functional” in Personal Training. The Personal Trainer Development Center. Link HERE.
  • What are Strength Exercises for Runners? The Science and the Programming. Link HERE.

  • GPP: Train for Life and Prepare for Anything. The Greatist. Link HERE.
  • How to Fix the Most Common Workout Mistakes. The Greatist. Co-authored with JC Deen. Link HERE.
  • The Ultimate Sandbag Full Body Workout. The Greatist. Link HERE.

Jon-Erik Kawamoto personal trainer

  • Optimal Core Training for Runners. Link HERE.
  • Squat Like It’s Hot. Link HERE.
  • Warm-up Tips for Race Day. Link HERE.

  • 5 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger. Link HERE.
  • The Crunch-less Core Workout for Runners. Link HERE.
  • 3 Lunge Variations You Should Be Doing. Link HERE.
  • 6 Injury-Reducing Exercises for Runners. Link HERE.
  • 5 Olympic-Lifting Variations for Runners. Link HERE.
  • Coach’s Corner: Troubleshooting the Front Plank. Link HERE.
  • Coach’s Corner: Troubleshooting the Kettlebell Swing. Link HERE.
  • Coach’s Corner: Troubleshooting the Deadlift. Link HERE.
  • Coach’s Corner: Troubleshooting the Reverse Lunge. Link HERE.
  • Coach’s Corner: Troubleshooting the Squat. Link HERE.
  • Dumbbell Complexes for Faster Running. Link HERE.
  • An Introduction to Sandbag Training for Runners. Link HERE.
  • 6 Exercises to Work Your Glutes. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in The Importance of Back Strength for Runners. Link HERE.
  • How Runners can Improve Foot Strength. Link HERE.
  • 5 Steps to Engage Your Glutes During Strength Training. Link HERE.

  • Planks Gone Bad. Link HERE.
  • What’s in Your Gym Bag? Link HERE.
  • Natural Running. Link HERE.
  • Strength Work for Runners. Link HERE.
  • Exercise of the Month: Angled Barbell Squat. Link HERE.

  • 3 Tips to Improve Your Core Training. Men’s Running, UK.

JKConditioning’s Media Appearances


  • My Glutes Look Amazing. Link HERE.

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  • Quoted in Beware: The Group Fitness Crutch. Link HERE.


  • Quoted in 8 Ultra Effective Workout Moves that Top Fitness Trainers Love. Link HERE.

  • Quoted in How to Minimize Your Risk of Injury When Lifting Heavier Weights. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Why Deadlifts are Worth the Hype and How to Do Them Safely. Link HERE.

  • Quoted in Here’s How To Start Running, Stick With It, And Not Totally Hate It. Link HERE.

  • Quoted in Become a Better Pick-up Basketball Player with These Strength Exercises. Link HERE.

  • Quoted in How to Breathe when Working Out and Running. Link HERE.

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  • Quoted in The Real Weight Loss Workout. Link HERE.

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  • Quoted in Supersize Your Biceps – Without a Single Curl. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in A Simple Way to Build New Muscle. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Is This Making You Fat? Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Is Your Body Made For Running? Link HERE.

Jon-Erik Kawamoto Personal Trainer

  • Quoted in How Long Should it Take to See Muscle Definition. Link HERE.

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  • Quoted in Build Muscle Fast: 5 Training Methods You Forgot About. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Trainer Q&A: Are Machine-Workouts Dead? Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Strength Training for Marathon Runners. Link HERE.
  • Thomas King quoted in 6 Exercises that Naturally Increase Testosterone in Men. Link HERE.

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  • Quoted in 5 Exercise Machines That Aren’t Worth Your Time. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in 5 Smarter Ways to Train Your Heart. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in 9 Reasons Not to Skip Leg Day. Link HERE.

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  • Quoted in The CrossFit Craze: Should You Try It? by Jessica Smith for iVillage. Link HERE.

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  • Contributed to How to Run Your Best Half-Marathon (ever) put together by the folks at the Greatist. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in 18 Running Workouts to Try Something New. Link HERE.

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  • Quoted in Trainers Reveal: The Best Total Body Moves of All Time. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in 8 Cardio Myths That Are Making You Fat. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in 15 Exercises Trainers Would Never Do. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Trainers Reveal: Motivational Mantras That Get Results. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in The Best Inner-Thigh Exercises for Women. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Trainers Reveal: The Exercise I’m Loving Right Now. Link HERE.


  • Quoted in Ask a Health editor on on the topic of muscle cramps – June 2008. Link HERE.

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  • Interviewed on the Bodycast podcast, Ep. 8 on perfecting your running stride. November 2012. Link HERE.


  • Interviewed on the Canadian Running Magazine Podcast on Running Resolutions. January 2012. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Snow Shovelling for Runners. Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Overtraining: What Is It and How to Recognize It. Link HERE.

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  • Quoted in 20 Top Trainers’ Best Motivational Quotes on Link HERE.
  • Quoted in What Muscles Do Wide-Grip Pullups Work? on Link HERE.
  • Quoted in How Often Should You Take a Break From Lifting Weights? on Link HERE.
  • Quoted in How to Build Muscle Power on Link HERE.
  • Quoted in Circuit Training Barbell Exercises on Link HERE.
  • Quoted in 9 Essential Strength Benchmarks for Women on Link HERE.

  • Interviewed on Link HERE.

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  • Quoted in Infuse your classes and training sessions with the fun factor written by Amanda Vogel in the April/May 2010 issue of ACE Certified News.

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  • Quoted in 7 Ways to Maximize your Workout. Link HERE.


  • Interviewed in the Workology section of the Metro Newspaper. February 2008.

Jon - Metro Newspaper Interview - Feb 11,08

Quoted in Be a Marathon Man, written by the Craig Davidson in the July/August 2011 issue of Maximum Fitness. Quoted in Top Training Shoes, written by Jeremy Duval and Michal Kapral in the March/April 2013 issue of Reps Magazine.
Participated in a kettlebell Q&A in the July/August 2013 issue of Reps Magazine. Quoted in The Ultimate Walk-Run Interval Training Program. Best Health magazine, October 2013.
Quoted in Cardio Confused. Inside Fitness Women’s Training Guide, Winter 2013. Quoted in Building Bigger Quads. Inside Fitness magazine, Feb/March 2014.
Quoted in Build Bolder Shoulders. Inside Fitness magazine, April/May 2014. Quoted in and designed suspension training workout. Inside Fitness magazine Women’s Fat Loss Special. Summer 2014.
Quoted in How to Workout (Without Working Out). Chatelaine magazine. September 2015. Quoted in Fitness Fails. Strong Fitness magazine. May/June 2016.
Quoted in 25 Exercises that Stand the Test of Time. Impact magazine. September/October 2016. Quoted in 5 Signs You’re Working Out Too Much. Health magazine. November 2016.