Finished 70.3 Miles of swimming, biking, and running in 6:16
August 23, 2012 // Category: Fitness Community
Barefoot or minimalist? Midfoot or forefoot strike? New studies show the debate may be null.
The fitness industry is full of hotly contested opinions. Which shoe to wear and how to land are two of the current topics being debated by scientists, trainers, engineers and even the athletes themselves. Footstrike and shoe design are interdependent on each other. How you land determines the shoe you should wear. At the same time, many runners are selecting a shoe that they think will help them improve a certain form of running.
May 30, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Ever see those people at the gym who are walking on such a steep incline that they hang on for dear life, and wonder why?
Recent studies by the University of Colorado found that when using a 9 degree treadmill incline, hamstrings displayed 635 percent of the muscular activity of level walking and, it increases your glute activity - up by 345 percent.
April 09, 2012 // Category: Innovation
What is biomechanics and why does it matter for your workout?
Biomechanics is the study of human movement. Biomechanists view the human body as a collection of levers, made of bones which are moved by your muscles. By improving the mechanics of a person’s motion, performance can become more efficient, thus improving speed or accuracy.
These principles have been used to lessen wear and tear on joints in major league pitchers, increase the strength and speed of Olympic athletes, as well as improve the ambulation of cerebral palsy patients.