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.
It is an entry level commercial quality machine, at a reasonable price. It’s a sturdy machine, built well (very solid). It’s fairly quiet to; I think my heavy breathing during a workout is louder than the sound of the moving parts of this machine. It has a reasonably sized cup holder to hold your beverage and an “Over Molded Reading Rack/Tablet Holder”. It’s a perk but when you’re working out, why would you want to be reading? I guess it can be used to hold your tablet so you can play music as you’re working out, but for anybody who uses it to hold reading material....put down your reading material(s) and focus on your workout! Just my two cents.
The forerunner of exercise treadmills was designed to diagnose heart and lung disease, and was invented by Dr. Robert Bruce and Wayne Quinton at the University of Washington in 1952. Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper's research on the benefits of aerobic exercise, published in 1968, provided a medical argument to support the commercial development of the home treadmill and exercise bike.
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Not only do we have one of the largest selections of treadmills to choose from, we also carry the top brands in the fitness industry such as True Fitness, NordicTrack and Horizon Fitness. These award winning brands allow us to offer the best treadmills with premium construction and lasting quality to ensure a powerful and comfortable cardio workout. The treadmills we carry are always built with safety in mind and are ideal for anyone, regardless of size or fitness level.
They remained in use until the second half of the 19th century; they were like twenty-foot long paddle wheels with twenty-four steps around a six-foot cylinder. Several prisoners stood side-by-side on a wheel, and had to work six or more hours a day, effectively climbing 5,000 to 14,000 vertical feet (1,5 to 4 km). While the purpose was mainly punitive, the most infamous mill at Brixton Prison was installed in 1821 and used to grind grain to supplement an existing windmill which Cubitt had previously installed nearby. It gained notoriety for the cruelty with which it was used, which then became a popular satirical metaphor for early-19th century prisons.
How does treadmill cushioning work? It's not like the stuffing in a couch; it's more like the suspension or shock absorption system for an automobile. Under its workout belt, the typical treadmill has a 1" thick deck made of wood or a wood-like synthetic material. Running on the deck would be similar to running on a sidewalk -- except that under the deck, and supported by the treadmill's steel frame, are shock absorbers. An example of cheap shock absorbers is metal springs. Higher quality treadmill cushioning components are elastomer grommets, usually made from natural rubber.
Should any of our customers need assistance with their exercise, fitness or gym equipment, they would simply have to call in to our service department and any one of our technicians could help diagnose the technical issue over the phone and provide guidance to get your equipment back up and your fitness goals going! Local customers also have the option of having a technician come to their home or commercial gym to work on the issue directly.
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These incline trainers simulate steep grades for top interval and performance training. Go for hill sprints or trek up a mountainous summit with these trainers that are designed with the steepest incline and decline offerings available. You won’t find traditional treadmills offering up to 40% incline, and these trainers are designed to help you get the best treadmill workout and tone muscles for weight loss. Whether walking or running, these incline trainers are high-performance trainers that take the treadmill one step further. Read More…