Category Archives for "Articles"

Using A Treadmill to Train for Soccer

Soccer players are some of the fitness athletes on the planet. During a 90-minute match a soccer player can cover up to 12km. Soccer Fit Academy informs that for 2/3 of a soccer match players will spend it walking or jogging and for 1/3 they will spend it sprinting, running and changing direction. In order to get into the right shape soccer players have to tailor their training to increase their stamina and reactions to sudden changes in speed. The treadmill is the perfect equipment for getting ready for the soccer season and is a core part of any player’s preparation.Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Prepare for Running Your First Half Marathon

half-marathonSo, the running bug has bitten you and you cannot resist any chance that comes your way.

Maybe your first run was all for fun: a friend cajoled you into it and you thought why not. Or maybe you started running to lose weight and now you always run every local race in your city. You have done the 5ks and 10ks a couple of times and now you feel you are ready for a tougher challenge. Continue reading

Facts about iFit: Bringing the Best in your Treadmill

In the recent past most treadmill manufacturers have upgraded to designing treadmills with the iFit® feature to enable the users have the best out of their treading sessions. Maybe you are wondering what this iFit feature is all about; iFit® is a Smart Technology where programmed workout cards are featured in a treadmill to give the user more personalized workout programs other than the ones that are preset in the treadmill. Continue reading

Should I use a treadmill mat?

Treadmill Mat Review

If you are using an exercise machine without a treadmill mat underneath the machine then you have surely experienced the vibration of the machine and the noise produced due to this vibration. This constant friction of the machine with the flooring not only reduces the life of the machine but also damages the flooring of your room. Thus, it is an accessory, which every gym owner should use whether he owns a personal or a commercial gym.Continue reading

10-Minute Treadmill Sessions for Burning Fat Fast

If you are on your way to the gym this splendid morning to use the treadmill, try these easy, quick and wonderful routines to aid build endurance and improve your speed.

Though it is summer and you might be like “of what use is using the gym?” Well using the gym provides you with the use of an air conditioner which feels good.

A treadmill provides stress-and-biker-free runs during wonderful and glorious climatic conditions. Also figuring out the timing of intervals, becomes a cinch when you are on a treadmill. In order to obtain optimum results from the use of a treadmill especially during summer. These various techniques will assist you in becoming a better runner.

Perform each 10-minute session given below one after the other, or combine a few together for a longer routine. Firstly, these sessions will improve and challenge your cardiovascular system and secondly, they will also improve your running speed and endurance levels. Thereby making you run faster, longer and stronger.

Ensure you warm up with some dynamic stretching and some quick five minute jog before jumping into the given routines below. Unless in situations where an incline is specified, always keep your treadmill at 0.5 percent gradient.

The Anti-Tedious Treadmill Training

bens-01a

The Quick and Plane Treadmill Training

bens-02a

The Speed-Stamina Training

bens-03a

The Slope Action Treadmill Training

bens-04a

The Mix-It-Up Interval Treadmill Training

bens-05a

The Stamina Action Treadmill Training

bens-06a

The 3-Step Interval Treadmill Training

bens-07a

The Back-In-Shape Treadmill Training

bens-08a

The Rise-Incline Treadmill Training

bens-09a

The Duplicate Treadmill Training

bens-10a

Is your child showing interest in sports such as karate or boxing? Perhaps you’re looking for a fun way to encourage your kid to exercise? Children can benefit in many ways from boxing — it teaches self-defense as well as discipline. It’s also a fun way to exercise and will boost their confidence. However, it can be scary sending your child off to the gym. Fortunately, plenty of options are available for home training. Let’s look at the best punching bags for kids.

5 Treadmill Tips for Fatties

fat-shadow-manIf you’ve ever seen a commercial for a treadmill—or any kind of exercise equipment for that matter—you’ll notice that they’re usually filled with these waif-like actors, gracefully galloping away with perfect form, their hair tied back in a perfect ponytail that bounces up and down in perfect sync with their perfect movements. Continue reading

Lubricating a Treadmill: The Why, the How and When

lubeJust like any other piece of complex machinery, your treadmill is going to need maintenance of some kind. With all of the friction involved in its function, you may have realized that one of the basic kinds of treadmill maintenance that you may be faced with is needing to add lube to the belt. Continue reading