December 16, 2013 // Category: Innovation

TrackPlusX1Elliptical.jpgCross-trainers, otherwise known as ellipticals, offer users a good cardio workout through a wide range of motion in the upper and lower body. Of the ellipticals in today’s market, many may look the same at a glance, but you would be surprised if you took a closer look at their differences. But given dozens of choices, how do you know which elliptical is right for you? Well, consider the following before you put your shopping shoes on…

Brooke Lucht
 

November 14, 2013 // Category: Innovation

InHomeCardioThatsEasyOnYourJoints.jpgIf asked to name an in-home machine that can accomplish several tasks in one workout, most of us would probably say the treadmill. After all, a treadmill has numerous health benefits for some of the most popular fitness goals seen today, including weight loss, cardiovascular improvement and cholesterol reduction. Cardio workouts are excellent ways to achieve the goals listed above, and a treadmill is a great choice that can fit in nearly any home or apartment.

But not so fast! For some of us, impact from running can take a toll on the body, especially in our knees. Fortunately, you don’t need to skip your workouts, because we have solutions to bypass that pesky issue.

Matt Elsesser
 

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. 

Scott D
 

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