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Monthly Archives: August 2013

  • Breathing properly is important for running

    Running, whether outdoors or on a home treadmill, requires proper breathing technique for endurance and pacing to successfully finish however many miles you've planned that day. If you're training for a 5k, 8k, 15k or even a marathon, employing the proper breathing techniques will ensure that you have a great run and don't end up out of breath after only a few minutes. Continue reading

  • What are the best food options before and after exercise?

    Living a healthy lifestyle requires making changes in every aspect of your life. Being really vigilant with exercise and always sticking to your fitness plan is great, but if you continue to eat poorly and make the wrong nutrition choices, it will counter the good you're doing with the exercise.

    To see the most results and benefits, you should create a workout plan and also a food plan. Fitness professionals suggest that to maintain a higher metabolism and avoid growing too hungry and binge eating, people should eat five to six smaller meals throughout the day. Continue reading

  • Creating a cardio circuit training program

    For many people, finding time to work out can be a challenge. Whether you're looking to lift weights or do cardio, is can be a struggle to find a free part of the day to devote solely to exercise, but circuit training can make this possible.

    Circuit training is great for a number of reasons. For people who work, it's time efficient and can be finished in as little as 30 minutes. Circuit training is also usually offers a total body workout  so every part gets attention. When people think of circuit training, they usually think of weight lifting and setting up various stations to challenge and strengthen muscles. Continue reading

  • Cardio with shin splints: Try an elliptical machine

    Medial tibial stress syndrome, also known as shin splints, refers to pain felt down the front of your lower legs. Shin splints are inflammation in the front part of the tibia caused by strenuous activity, stop-start actions or too much running on hard surfaces.

    When shin splints occur, pain is usually felt during physical activity will recur during strenuous events like exercise or sports. Continue reading

  • Improve running regimen with yoga

    Runners who cross train with yoga decrease their risk of injury by strengthening and stretching overworked muscles.

    Cross training in fitness can have a multitude of benefits, including injury prevention, improved ability and added flexibility. It also keeps workouts dynamic and interesting so your body doesn't plateau and can keep seeing the benefits of physical activity.

    Running is one activity that people either love or hate. For lovers of running, injuries are a common problem from twisted ankles to shin splints, tendonitis and other complications. Adding yoga to your fitness plan can have a host of benefits. Continue reading

  • The great debate: weights or cardio first?

    A very common question, especially when people are starting a new fitness regime or getting back into working out, is what sort of exercise to perform first: weights or cardio.

    The truth is, it depends on what your fitness goals are. Cardio and weight training don't have to be performed on the same day, but if you're doubling up, think about what you're trying to achieve and how much weight you plan on lifting. Continue reading

  • Elliptical training tips from an Olympics coach

    The M50's preset options allow you to focus on all of your training goals.

    If you're training for a triathlon, you may not have thought your elliptical machine would be a prime option. However, Lance Watson, a four-time Olympic Games coach for several triathletes, provided some stellar tips for using your elliptical to get your body into tip-top triathlon shape. Continue reading

  • Overcoming Achilles tendonitis

    Injuries can be a real pain when you're a fitness enthusiast. Lower body injuries can be especially challenging if you're a runner or a cyclist. It's always wise to take precautions against becoming injured, but sometimes they are unavoidable.

    Achilles tendonitis is a frustrating injury that occurs when the Achilles tendon becomes inflamed from overuse or excessive strain. The Achilles tendon joins the heel bone to the calf muscles and is located at the back of the leg. It's the body's largest tendon and can endure a lot, but is still susceptible to injury when pushed too hard from too many miles logged on the home treadmill like the PS100 Treadmill or stationary bikes like the ES9.0 Upright Bike. Continue reading

  • Gym Source Staff Pick: The TRUE ES900 Treadmill

    At Gym Source, we've built our business on helping people select the right equipment for wide variety of fitness goals.  Our customers rely onus for guidance and sound advice.  And we've been noticing a trend lately in our showrooms - when it comes to selecting a treadmill for our clients, we find ourselves coming back to the TRUE ES900 treadmill again and again. Continue reading

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