The term "dumbbell" or "dumb bell" originated in late Stuart England. In 1711 the poet Joseph Addison mentioned exercising with a "dumb bell" in an essay published in The Spectator (1711). Although Addison elsewhere in the same publication describes having used equipment similar to the modern understanding of dumbbells, according to sport historian Jan Todd, the form of the first dumbbells remains unclear. The Oxford English Dictionary describes "apparatus similar to that used to ring a church bell, but without the bell, so noiseless or ‘dumb’", implying the action of pulling a bell rope to practise English bellringing.
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I have worked out in gyms and have a home gym with pro level equipment, but this machine is easily the greatest home exerciser I have ever purchased. I bought one for a friend and used it when I stayed over, then loved that machine so much over our expensive elliptical and treadmill that after hesitating a little bit I literally bought another. Yes this should be a verified purchase as I am a repeat customer. Get it - it’s an easy workout at the lowest resistance levels, but at moderate and above it will kick your behind in good ways. Thus, from beginner to elite, you can grow into this machine, whose vertical oval “climb/elliptical”, shorter and higher than the standard horizontal loop, should become a new cardio machine standard.
We carry award winning brands such as Octane Fitness, Horizon Fitness, NordicTrack and True Fitness which allow us to offer reliable, safe, durable and top of the line ellipticals that are known to be the best in the fitness industry. Not only do they provide the perfect movement for you, the options are endless. Whether you want an elliptical machine that simulates walking, running, or even stadium climbing, we have a unit that is right for you! Many of the elliptical we carry also offer versatility by providing upper, lower and total body workouts in addition to exceptional comfort.
Elliptical trainers are primarily driven by the user's legs, and most are combination designs having handle-levers attached to each pedal-link to enable some burden on the arms and to provide a secondary source of driving power. The user grips the handles below shoulder height and pushes and pulls the arms while shuffling the feet back and forth within elliptically-shaped paths. Thus the oscillating handle-motions are dependent on – and coordinated with – the constrained pedal-motions. Some poorly designed machines are too dependent on the user's leg power, producing excessive handle speeds due to mechanical ratios that do not provide enough mechanical advantage to the handle-levers. Consequently, such machines might feel to the user as if his arms are simply "going along for the ride" rather than performing a meaningful portion of the work. Better models of elliptical trainers offer a more balanced – or even harmonious – combination of arm and leg exercise in useful, proper ratios.
I purchased E55 couple of weeks a go from The Treadmill Factory from the Markham store, and I just love using it, it’s very quiet it has variety of programs and I can use it while I am watching TV I found it on line and I had a question how long will take for the delivery however the next day I got an email from the sales department Timika I just want to say Timika was so helpful to me as I am so picky when I purchase something, Timika was emailing me with information for different Elliptical and values back and forth until I decide to purchase the E55 I must say an amazing customer service. The Elliptical was deliver as schedule and was brought down to my basement by three guys that deliver it were so careful not to scratch my home. They assemble it in no time in as all, just want to say overall I would recommend The Treadmill Factory at the Markham location to buy for an amazing customer service, thank you so much, Rita
Both our Home and Pro Series come standard with our 17 pre-programed treadmill workouts that were designed by exercise physiologists to improve your workout and make it more effective. So whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve your overall health, or training for an upcoming race, LifeSpan has the treadmill program that is right for you. Also with any Home or Pro Series purchase, you get a lifetime membership to the Club that allows you to upload your workout data from your treadmill to this online health management program using any USB device.