Finished 70.3 Miles of swimming, biking, and running in 6:16
October 02, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Don’t cheat your body of a good workout by using poor form. Avoid the mistakes that can affect your workout results and cause injury by focusing on your technique. Next time you go for or a run or jump on the treadmill, keep in mind these dos and don’ts of cardio exercise technique.
- Don’t slump over the treadmill or elliptical, holding on for dear life. Your hands only belong on the equipment for balance and not support. When you use the equipment as your prop, you are not burning optimal calories and you aren’t effectively working your lower body. Plus, you are putting unnecessary strain on your wrists and back by leaning into the equipment.
- Do straighten up your back, look straight ahead, rest your hands lightly on the rails and get the most out of your workout.
August 21, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor
There is nothing like the thrill and challenge of climbing a mountain. And although incline training on a treadmill may not be quite the same experience as hiking up a mountain trail, you can still get great results (sans the mountain air). Use these tips to add variety and intensity to your workout with incline training.
Incline Training on a Treadmil
Most treadmills are equipped with the incline feature and can reach grades of 10-15 percent. You can manually incline the tread belt to simulate an uphill workout, but many Life Fitness treadmills also come with built-in hill climbing programs that automatically take the grade of the treadmill up and down to simulate an uphill or rolling hills workout. Incline training can be a great way to increase the intensity of your walking workout while keeping it low impact or to kick your running workout into high gear.
June 13, 2012 // Category: Fitness Advisor
Three months after IHRSA 2012, I still find myself buzzing from the workouts we demoed on the Synrgy360. If only I could fit a unit in my garage! Since I knew this wasn’t realistic, I did the next best thing. I came up with a similar concept that works in my garage, using only the resistance bands I have lying around. If you want to feel the burn, give this heart rate-raising workout a try:
Warm up: Perform each of the three warm up exercises for 60 seconds
- Hip Swings – Forward and Back → 30 seconds per leg
- Hip Swings – Side to Side → 30 seconds per leg
- Bridge w/Single Leg Raise → 30 seconds per leg