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How Your Breathing Affects Your Work Out

breatheBreathe in… breathe out…

Most of us do this without thinking.  It’s a natural process for the body and doesn’t take conscious thought. We don’t have to tell you that if you stop breathing, things get ugly pretty quick… especially if you’re in the middle of a long run.

So have you ever thought about how you breathe?

For instance, do you ever get short of breath mid-run? Do you ever find yourself becoming light-headed or gasping for air?

In this article, we’re going to talk about the proper ways to breathe while running.  There are some small changes you can make to help improve your performance overall. Continue reading


Comparing the Bowflex TC100 and the TC200

At initial glance, the Bowflex Treadclimber may look like a treadmill. Then, upon closer inspection, you’ll see not one, but TWO treadbelts at its base.

Bowflex TreadThis may sound a bit crazy, but you don’t need to be a Cirque de Soleil acrobat to take advantage of its multiple moving parts.

The Bowflex Treadclimber was designed to be a hybrid machine, combining the benefits of a treadmill, stair stepper and elliptical all in one. According to Bowflex, this allows users to get a low impact workout that is more effective than any one of those machines on their own.

Each of the treadbelts — which Bowflex calls “treadles” — move up and down independently from one another. So as you step forward, the treadles come up to meet your foot, relieving the impact of your foot striking the deck.

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Cancelled Race Wasn’t Going to Stop this Star Runner From Shining! 

When most of us hop on our treadmill, we aren’t planning to set a world record. A personal best, or maybe just a butt-kicking session, yes. But an actual world record, probably not.

Except that is exactly what Zach Bitter did. Now to be clear, he didn’t just set out to break a world record. He did it!

Who is Zach Bitter?

Zach Bitter

Zach Bitter breaks running record on NordicTrack treadmill. (Photo: BusinessWire)

Zach Bitter is an ultra-marathoner that didn’t want to let staying in make him feel down and out. His life is dedicated to his running and he was going to be his best no matter the location. This was merely the newest in his impressive list of running accolades.

Bitter is already held to be the fastest on track and trail at the length of 100 miles.  You heard that right, 100 MILES!

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Treadmills Aren’t Just For Running Anymore 

It’s easy to get in a rut… especially when it comes to working out. Come on now… we’ve all been there!

And when you’re using a treadmill regularly, this rut can be even more mind-numbing.  You end up running, day in and day out.  Where’s the variety?

But don’t worry.  Nowadays, you can actually use your treadmill to do a whole LOT more than just run, walk or jog.

Yup! No need to go outside or go to the gym (not that it’s even an option these days.)  Instead, you can get a full-body cross training working using that trusty home treadmill.

Keep reading for a fun workout routine that will make your treadmill feel anything but boring!

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ProForm is Changing How You Purchase Exercise Equipment

Fitness equipment companies never ever want to be seen as boring. 

Oh… the horror!

That’s why we’re seeing one of the most interesting new takes on selling equipment with this latest offer from ProForm.

ProForm is a brand that consistently releases quality at-home fitness equipment that you know and love. It’s part of the Icon Fitness family, the largest manufacturer of at-home fitness equipment out there. This means they keep themselves at the cutting edge of what’s new and fresh.

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How to Stay Motivated and Moving While Staying At-Home 

Sticking with a workout routine can be tough, especially when you have to do it from home…

Every. Single. Day.

The lure of the couch, the fridge and Netflix can be distracting and oh-so tempting. How is one supposed to resist the temptation to just chill out?

Switching up your at-home workouts is a great way to keep yourself engaged and motivated. There’s a lot more you can do on a treadmill than simply run a certain distance or for a certain amount of time.

To save you from having to put together a fun and diverse workout schedule, we’ve done it for you.

Keep reading for a variety of workouts that includes twisting, climbing and facing the gauntlet!

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No Gym? No Public Gatherings? No Problem!

Okay, let’s just acknowledge the elephant in the room… the world is crazy right now with this pandemic situation.

And unless you have a fancy home gym in your garage, it can be a little challenging for some of us to get in a proper sweat session.

Normally, we just go to gyms, right? That’s why we have health clubs filled with rows and rows of fitness machines, long mirrors so we can admire our muscled progress, and stacks of shining weight sets.

Sigh.  The days of old… I mean… the days of a few weeks ago… before the world went crazy…

Yes, we’re living in a new reality these days.  And honestly, no one really knows how long it’s going to last.  As of the time of this writing, we still have at least a few weeks of “staying at home” so the world can kick this viral threat and take care of those in need.

The long and short of it is simple. The current world situation is challenging all of us to find new ways to keep going with life…

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Smart Tips to Keep Your Goals on Track 

RunnerDid you start January filled with shiny new resolutions to finally achieve your dream body?

But then, as the weeks slugged by you started to find excuses to cheat.  Your diet went off track.  That daily run on your treadmill suddenly took up too much time.  Your routine started to slacken, and one day, you realized it was the end of the first month and you’d already failed.

Yup… it’s a common problem.

We start out each New Year with optimistic health goals, but within weeks we’re back to our same old lazy ways.  Well, it doesn’t have to be like this anymore!

We’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to help you stick with your New Year’s resolutions once and for all! Continue reading


How To Get The Most Out of Short 40 Minute Run Session

Let’s face it. Working out in the morning can just be hard.

It’s dark… your bed is comfy… and it’s just so easy to hit the snooze button.

We’ve all been there.

Maybe you tell yourself you’ll work out after work instead…

But then life happens and you have errands to run and dinner plans get made.

So you tell yourself you’ll work out the next morning…

But then. But then. But then!

It’s a vicious cycle.

Lucky for you, there’s a perfect little pocket of time right in the middle of your day that may just be the solution to your problem.

Maybe your lunch break is the time you should use for your workout.

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Plus Tips to Pick the Right Type of Shoe 

Running for exercise requires very little equipment.  A reliable treadmill, a pair of good running shoes, and a healthy dose of motivation will keep you going mile after mile! 

Shoes may seem like a simple thing, but they are still very important.  The wrong pair of running sneakers – or ones that are worn out – can cause a wide range of problems and injuries.

Your running shoes do a lot more than cushion your feet from a rough trail or your treadmill’s surface.  They provide the entire foundation and support system to keep your body moving in perfect rhythm.

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