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Monthly Archives: September 2014

 
  • Bike MS-Riding for a Cure

    Multiple Sclerosis, often referred to as MS, is a chronic disease which involves damaging of the nerves located in the brain and spinal cord (aka the central nervous system). Symptoms of this disease range widely, which makes it difficult to pin-point whether or not an individual is suffering from this particular disease or not. Continue reading

  • Treadmill workouts for marathon trainers

    Are you training for a marathon? If so, home treadmills are a great tool to help you get in shape for the big event. In order to meet your running goals, you must adhere to specific treadmill workouts to help you hold a fast pace for a long period of time. Here are a few treadmill exercises to try out at home: Continue reading

  • 5 effective ways to ease sore muscles

    After a really great workout on your TRUE M30 home elliptical machine or recumbent exercise bike, it's normal for your muscles to feel pretty sore the next day. While it's uncomfortable, this is actually a great sign that you're building muscle. Being sore after exercise is known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). Your muscles need time to repair and come back stronger than ever. In order to reduce the burn of DOMS, experiment with these tactics: Continue reading

  • 3 cues that it's time to spice up your workout

    You may be the type of person that truly enjoys exercise or you may work out simply to reap the benefits that physical activity provides. Still, you're sure to experience days when you would rather do anything than climb onto your stationary bike and sweat it out.

    When your fitness routine starts to feel more and more like an obligation and spending time on your home gym equipment sounds like the last thing you want to do, it could be time to spice up that exercise plan. It's easy to get stuck in the rut of doing the same workout week after week - and listening to the same playlist while running or biking the same program might only add to the monotony.

    Here are some indicators that it's time to switch things up: Continue reading

  • 6 awesome post-run yoga moves to help you cool down

    After a great run on your home treadmill, you're sure to feel exhilarated and happy with yourself for completing a successful fitness session. When you're on a runner's high, the last thing you might want to do is take the time to cool down and stretch - but this is an underrated and important aspect of your total workout. Cooling down helps prevent injuries and sore muscles, and keeps you flexible and mobile.

    If you find traditional stretching boring when you hop off of your home gym equipment, you might want to try a quick yoga sequence that's excellent for a little bit of cross training. Continue reading

  • Top 5 exercises to keep in your fitness repertoire

    Summer is officially here, and there may be no greater motivator than that bikini or swimsuit sitting in your closet to get you up and moving with your workouts.

    To really look your leanest and meanest this season, it's important to work all aspects and areas of your body. This means you need to incorporate both cardio and strength sessions into your weekly routine. There are plenty of ways to organize your program to ensure you get the best of both on your home gym equipment. Continue reading

  • Early birds get their workouts done: Tips for morning exercise

    In theory, this might sound like a great plan: The alarm goes off early, you get right out of bed without hitting the snooze button, don your workout clothes and hop into your home gym equipment for an exhilarating morning workout that will boost your metabolism and give you plenty of energy throughout the day.

    However, for many of us, reality looks more like hitting the snooze five times until it's too late for that fitness session pre-work. Most often, this means we have to wait another eight hours at our job or take care of responsibilities at home before we can get in that run on the home treadmill. Continue reading

  • Top 6 tips to boost energy throughout the day

    The sun may be shining for longer and temperatures may have warmed up, but finding the energy to power through the day can still be a challenge. The fast pace of life nowadays, work stress and responsibilities may be zapping daily vigor, making it more difficult to commit to a session on your home treadmill. What's more, if you do fit in a workout, it may not be as effective when energy levels are low.

    There are easy ways to jump-start your engine such as energy drinks, but LiveScience noted that information presented at the 2013 American Heart Association meeting found that a habit of sipping these beverages could affect your heart rhythm and increase your blood pressure. Continue reading

  • 4 useful tips for new runners

    Congratulations on making a commitment to your health and setting a goal to get in better shape! Now that you've decided it's time to start running on your home fitness treadmill, you may be wondering where to begin.

    Running is a dynamic option for cardio fitness because you can choose to make it a solitary exercise or include running buddies for motivation. Additionally, while running itself is pretty straight forward, you can create countless programs that mix up intervals, speeds, distance, incline and other factors so you never face fitness boredom or plateaus. Continue reading

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