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X22i Incline Trainer Review By An NordicTrack Brand Ambassador

Posted on 2017-03-31

“Hey guys, I’m Grace. I’m a NordicTrack ambassador and youtuber and today we’re going to be reviewing the NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer. I’m pumped to talk to you guys about this today because it’s basically what I use every single day. When you go to a gym you can only go up to about ten percent or fifteen percent incline, but with this one it takes you all the way up to forty percent. (read more)


Fairweather Runner No More! Here Is Your New Winter Treadmill Running Regimen

Posted on 2017-03-30

It’s not always sunny, it’s not always warm. The roads aren’t always free of snow or puddles and sometimes the wind gives you a lot more resistance than you were hoping for. From the professional or competitive athlete to the casual jogger, training in any weather can serve as either a friend or a foe. There are runners that ignore the weather and run whenever they can — rain or shine, sleet or snow. (read more)


Is Your Treadmill Running Focused On Endurance Or Speed?

Posted on 2017-03-23

Runners come in all different shapes and sizes and their muscle fiber does too. On average, humans have roughly 50 percent endurance muscle fibers and 50 percent explosive muscle fibers. The actual distribution varies significantly within each individual. Some may have a 60⁄40 endurance to explosive muscle fiber ratio, while others may have a 40⁄60. This distribution can make a significant difference in the performance of each runner, predisposing one runner for speed and another runner for endurance. (read more)


How To Decide On The Best Incline Treadmill

Posted on 2017-02-28

The real world isn’t flat. So why is your treadmill? Welcome to the world of incline treadmills. Setting steep inclines is better for burning fat and for realistically preparing for races and other athletic events. An incline treadmill allows you to mimic the real world gradients of your next marathon, or burn twice as many calories as running flat. Finding the right incline treadmill is easy when you remember to consider these five basic factors. (read more)


Overstriding: How Experts See The Problem But Don't Know How To Fix It

Posted on 2017-02-24

The simple theory is that reaching your foot too far forward – from your center of mass (COM) – while running creates an inefficient gait and a possibly injuring impact. You may have heard of or even had shin splints or lower-extremity stress fractures before. They’re not pretty. The Physics of A Runner’s Stride We know that these running injuries have to do with some relation between an individual’s center of mass and their stride, but since everybody is different, and the way we carry our bodies differs, it has been difficult to nail down. (read more)


Implementing a Treadmill for Home Rehabilitation

Posted on 2017-01-30

You’ve suffered a setback of some kind. It could be physical injury, or perhaps it’s sickness-related. No matter what the ailment, rehabilitation is tough. There’s a lot of work to do, and often times you have to visit a specialist to do it. That’s exactly why you might want to consider getting a treadmill for home rehabilitation. Fact is that if you have a piece of exercise equipment in your home, you’re 73 percent more likely to exercise, and a treadmill has versatility that can help you build cardiovascular health at a variety of intensities. (read more)


What Features Make The Best Treadmill For Walking

Posted on 2016-11-28

It’s easy to think of a treadmill as something just for jogging and running, but make sure that you don’t overlook walking as a valuable form of exercise. As California State University discovered in a 2012 study, running a mile only burns 26% more calories than walking a mile. While running does burn more calories in a shorter span of time, walking long distances is still incredible exercise. So, if you’re comparing treadmills to figure out which one will be best for your walking regimen, here are a few things to consider: (read more)


Equipment You Can Combine With Your Treadmill For A Better Work Out

Posted on 2016-11-17

Here are five tools that will make your treadmill experience even better: Weighted Vest A weighted vest is a crucial part of treadmill equipment and is a great tool for increasing the quality of exercise. A weighted vest is simply a vest with pockets that can be filled with heavy items such as metal bars or sand bags. The weight can be adjusted for your individual goal and vests are great to use as a supplement to your treadmill workout. (read more)


How Biking Can Make You Run Faster

Posted on 2016-11-07

Improving your performance when you run does not necessarily mean spending more time on the road or on the treadmill. Riding a bike or using a stationary bike helps you run faster by working on your muscles in a different way. When you combine running and biking during your training routine, you will notice positive changes in the speed of your runs. Reduced Risk of Injury A key complication with any running routine is the risk of injury during your recovery. (read more)


Benefits of Adding an Exercise Bike to Your Home Gym

Posted on 2016-10-04

More and more people are taking the steps to leave their sedentary lifestyles behind and lead healthier, more active lives. Building a home gym is one way people get started down the path of living a healthier lifestyle. After all, it provides quick, easy access to all the equipment you need to burn the calories you need to lose weight. If you are in the process of building a home gym or you are thinking of renovating/adding to an existing home gym, you will be faced with the task of making a tough decision regarding which pieces of equipment you will need. (read more)


The Elliptical Trainer: a Must-Have for any Home Gym

Posted on 2016-09-26

These days, more people are beginning to see the benefits of setting up a home gym as opposed to spending their hard-earned money on a monthly gym membership. Not only does having a home gym save you money in the long run, but the convenience also eliminates any excuses you may have had for skipping your daily workout in the past. If you’re thinking about setting up a gym in your home, there are a few “staples” you’ll want to have access to when it comes to workout equipment. (read more)


Choosing The Best Treadmill For Running

Posted on 2016-09-15

You’ve decided to run whenever you want – rain or shine – from the comfort of your own home Great idea! Now, which treadmill is right for you? Are you a marathoner, a walker, or looking to lose weight? Here’s a quick rundown of all the specs to keep in mind for any goal: Track Size: The width of the tread is generally 18-22 inches, but the length ranges from 52 inches to more than 62. (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)


Diversify Your Workout with the FreeStride Trainer

Posted on 2016-03-30

Not only does diversifying your workout keep you interested and motivated, it also has important physical benefits. The body naturally adapts to repetitive movement, so it may seem like your workout is getting easier, when you are actually just adapting. Your exercise needs diversification so that you don’t end up in the comfort zone. Working out as many muscles as possible provides more holistic results and can help reduce risk of injury and fatigue during other physical activities. (read more)


How 5 Minutes on Your Treadmill Can Make Your Morning

Posted on 2016-02-05

Treadmill workouts offer a fun and innovative way to exercise and condition your body. Whether you have never worked out, are just getting back into an exercise program or are looking to take your workout to another level, the treadmill serves as a great tool because the different settings adapt to your specific needs. You can manipulate the intensity of your workout by adjusting the incline and speed of the treadmill. (read more)


How to Get Your Boss to Buy You a Treadmill Desk

Posted on 2015-12-03

If work is getting in the way of your fitness, you may want to convince your boss to get you a NordicTrack Treadmill Desk. While it’s true that this desk will virtually sell itself, you can really raise the odds by presenting the advantages in just the right way. Keep reading to learn the top three advantages that will convince your boss that this treadmill desk is worth investing in. (read more)


How to gift a treadmill without offending someone

Posted on 2015-12-03

Giving exercise equipment to someone can be a bit tricky. It’s one of those things that people often buy for themselves, isn’t it? Let’s face it, there are precious few holidays or celebrations where exercise equipment is a welcomed gift. It’s almost like giving an appliance to your wife for Christmas. But it doesn’t have to be! There are several ways to give someone a treadmill without offending them. Of course, if they are already fitness buffs, giving exercise equipment as a gift is equivalent to buying a kid their favorite candy. (read more)


Best Treadmill for Home

Posted on 2015-11-30

In many households, family comes first. You may like to dine together, shop together, attend movies together and even work out together. When entertaining the idea of getting a home treadmill for your whole family, NordicTrack has your back, and legs, to make this a worthwhile experience. Before you move forward, take a look at these important things to consider before making your selection. Weight Range Treadmills come with a weight capacity. (read more)


Best Treadmills for Active Homeowners

Posted on 2015-11-20

If you are an active homeowner, a lower grade treadmill just won’t cut it for the long haul. Think about how you would approach this situation with a vehicle. If you engage in extreme types of activity like off-roading and camping out in the woods, you wouldn’t go with a small, compact car. You NEED durability, horsepower and specifications that fit your personality. Now take a look at the collection of treadmills offered by NordicTrack. (read more)


8 Treadmill Mistakes You Should Stop Now

Posted on 2015-11-10

The treadmill is one of the most commonly used pieces of a commercial gym equipment and even the first addition to the convenience of a home gym. When used correctly, it can make a huge difference in your overall health, fitness level, and any body composition goals you might have. Unfortunately, it is often misused by unknowing exercisers who have good intentions. Read the following 8 mistakes to avoid so that you can get more benefits from your workout. (read more)


Next-Generation Fitness: Latest Technology Trends in Treadmills

Posted on 2015-10-27

Has over-reliance on technology made you lazy and overweight? Then smart use of the same technology can make you fit and healthy. Treadmills are no longer “Dreadmills”. They now come with plenty of exciting features to provide you with a complete and captivating fitness experience. The first major innovation to the consumer treadmill was in the form of a treadmill desk in 1996. It offered the potential to cut-back on health care costs and obesity by reducing sedentariness in the workplace. (read more)


Learn To Love Hill Training On An Incline Treadmill

Posted on 2015-10-22

Training is all about making yourself better than the day before. If you’ve been running for months, years or are just starting off, adding incline into your workout will make a you a stronger runner. Starting off may be challenging, but these tips will help you fall in love with hill training on an incline treadmill. Proper Form Running with good form takes stress off unnecessary places. The less you have to worry about pain in odd places, the more you’ll focus on the important parts of running. (read more)


Practical Treadmill Storage Ideas for Your Home

Posted on 2015-10-15

Excuses are a dime a dozen when it comes to working out and getting in shape. People often balk at the idea of getting a treadmill because they feel they do not have enough space. This excuse is only partially true. If you get a treadmill with a folding deck, you never have anything to worry about. Aside from its compact size, there are various practical ways you can store it so you never have to worry about tripping over it or having it take too much space away from a room. (read more)


What Running Shoes Are Best For Your Home Treadmill

Posted on 2015-10-06

Even when we aren’t running, we spend a lot of time on our feet during the day. If our shoes don’t feel right, we don’t feel right. When it comes to running, the right gear makes all the difference - whether you’re running 3 miles or 26 miles. Finding a good fitting shoe helps prevent injury and keeps you comfortable so you can run farther. Consider this when looking for new running shoes: (read more)