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
 

March 28, 2012 // Category: Fun Side of Fitness

Let’s admit it – one of the best parts about running on a treadmill or sweating it out on the elliptical is getting to watch some of your favorite TV at the same time. But, not just any show will do for a great workout, so I bring to you my Top Ten TV Shows to Workout To:

1. Survivor – The ultimate workout motivation? Knowing I would be the one to survive on a deserted island.

2. Biggest Loser – For obvious reasons.

3. CSI: Miami – The awesome action scenes in a city with a year-round bikini season will definitely motivate.

Lauren Kraft
 

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