In 2010, a study of 9 males and 9 females were chosen to exercise at the same RPE on the treadmill or elliptical and found that energy expenditure and oxygen consumption were the same in the two forms of exercise equipment. Thomas Altena, a professor of nutritional and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, measured oxygen retention, lactic acid build-up, heart rate, and perceived rate of exertion to compare treadmills and elliptical trainers, finding that the "physiological responses associated with elliptical exercise were nearly identical to treadmill exercise". However, it is important that the resistance set on the elliptical machine is at a relatively high setting, depending on the user.
Folding treadmills are excellent space savers but some folding treadmills are built with a flimsy deck that can be noisy and unreliable, which really takes away from the whole convenience factor or a folding deck. Finding a top treadmill that features a folding frame design that is both easy to use and sturdy can be difficult, but we have chosen leading models that don’t compromise safety or durability for convenience. Read More…
Dumbbell training has stood the test of time for good reason. Along with the versatility in weight choices for multiple athletes, a good set of bells can be used to duplicate nearly all types of barbell exercises, while also offering a wider range of single-arm, rehab-specific, and explosive movements in virtually any sized space—something not possible with bars or most weight room machines.
Everyone has to start somewhere and it’s nice to know there’s a set of dumbbells out there that are ideal for beginners. With the right accessories, they can be used to help begin working the muscles in the legs as well as the arms. The right blend of exercises will also aid in toning the shoulders and providing more definition to the upper chest. As one set of dumbbells begins to get a little too easy to use, investing in another set that’s heavier won’t be a problem.
Though procedures vary between various models, most are similar in that the user adopts a comfortable standing position with his or her spine in a neutral position (with a straight back). The user aligns their knees, hips and ankles; and ensures that their weight is distributed between the heels and the balls of the feet. The user grips the handrails in a smooth controlled motion, striding either in a forward or reverse motion, working through a full natural range of movement smoothly and continuously.
LifeSpan Fitness offers a full-range of treadmills for every fitness level, including compact treadmills, folding treadmills, non-folding treadmills and commercial treadmills. For nearly two decades, LifeSpan has been an industry leader in home fitness equipment, and the reviews agree. Consumer Guide, Treadmill Doctor, About.com and Runner’s World have all ranked our products high in their reviews of treadmills year-after-year. Our signature Homes Series line of top treadmills for the home continues that tradition as well as our commercial treadmills.
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Training for a race or recovering from an injury? These cross-training treadmills are ideal for runners or walkers who also want to change things up and get the multiple benefits of working a variety of muscle groups. From super steep inclines that resemble a stair climber to integrated belts that mimic the stride of an elliptical trainer, these cross-training treadmills bring adaptability and performance. Read More…