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Upper Body Workouts on a Treadmill

Posted on 2016-09-06

Running is an effective all-around workout, but it is important to also strengthen your upper body. Sometimes when you get into your running routine, you forget about toning your arms. Try implementing the following tips to work your upper body on the treadmill. Incline Push-ups After you’ve finished warming up with a small run, pause your treadmill and step off the belt, stepping to the sides of your treadmill. Place your hands close together on your treadmill’s handlebar and while keeping your feet flat on the sides, bring your chest all the way to the handlebar. (read more)

Adding crossfit workouts treadmill routine

Posted on 2016-09-01

Crossfit is known for its machine-less, high intensity workouts. The idea of using a treadmill may be a turnoff to some CrossFit fanatics, but that’s probably because they are thinking of the “traditional” way to use a treadmill. Forget setting the machine to a low jog and turning on the food channel; these treadmill workouts will align perfectly with your high power, high concentration CrossFit goals. Plank Walk- Core and Shoulder Workout Straight Body: Place feet on a block and hands on a 1 mph treadmill with wrists directly under shoulders. (read more)

Preworkout drink or post workout meal

Posted on 2016-08-31

When it comes to drinking a daily workout shake everyone seems to have a different opinion. Before asking when, your first question should be what. Depending on your answer, you’ll know the scientifically based best times to supplement. PreWorkout Nutrition Amino Acid Intake If you want to drink pre-workout, think essential amino acids. One study suggests that consuming an essential amino acid-carbohydrate supplement immediately before resistance training improves protein synthesis for up to two hours post exercise. (read more)

Training for a 5k: What to Expect at Your First Race

Posted on 2016-08-22

Running in a 5K race offers the opportunity to improve your skills and gain new experiences. The challenge of the first race is in preparation: obtaining the appropriate items and learning correct running etiquette and strategies. While your primary goal in a 5K race is finishing the run and improving your personal times, preparation allows you to relax and enjoy the entire event. What to Bring on Race Day The items you carry to the race play an important role in the activity. (read more)

Benefits of a Home Gym

Posted on 2016-08-19

Fitness should be simple and practical – everything about packing a bag, climbing into the car, and heading to the gym is not. Added to the hassle of traveling somewhere just to workout are the scheduling conflicts and overcrowding problems that mess up your day. How can you stay active and healthy with such obstacles working against you? Owning a home gym solves many of these issues. You can fit in a quick session anytime during the day and benefit from the cumulative effect of multiple workouts too. (read more)

Treadmill Training For Marathon Runners

Posted on 2016-07-22

How to choose and how to use a treadmill to train for your next ultra-marathon Running on the treadmill may not be at the top of everyone’s training list, but that doesn’t stop many marathoners like Antonio Vega, Team USA Minnesota, from doing the bulk of their training indoors on the treadmill. While the argument that the treadmill is not the same as running over land has been beaten to death (obviously the treadmill is not the same as pavement, track, or trail) that doesn’t mean it can’t be used to achieve enormous results. (read more)