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Hurdling Boring Exercises: Obstacle Course Races and Training For Them

“Obstacle courses” can be traced back to Ancient Greece and the pentathlon. The multidisciplined nature of the five events required a more rounded type of exercise, equipment, and training. Since the inception of American Ninja Warrior (or Sasuke as the competition’s originator, Japan, knows it), this type of competition has become a national industry in […]

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Indoor Bikes: A Fixed Path to Fitness

Indoor bikes (also known as spin bikes) have been on gym floors since the 1980s. They offer a higher intensity style of cycling, so if you are looking to sit back and relax while watching your own personal viewing screen, this might not be the piece of fitness equipment for you. An indoor bike is […]

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Unchained: Open and Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises

Even if you don’t know what they are, if you have exercised with or without fitness equipment, then you have performed either Open or Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises. The kinetic chain was popularized by Dr. Arthur Steindler to describe our body’s movement as a “combination of several successively arranged joints constituting a complex motor unit.” […]

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Resistance Training

Resistance training is any exercise that makes your muscles get shorter as they overcome a resistive force. It answers to many different names: weightlifting, weight training, strength training, carrying a load. eMedicinehealth.com defines it as “any exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an external resistance with the expectation of increases in strength, tone, mass and/or […]

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The Treadmill: Are You Using it Correctly?

Using a treadmill correctly would seem like a pretty self-explanatory proposition. Stand on it, press start and run. But there are a lot of bad habits or pitfalls that can hinder you using the treadmill to its maximum effect, as well as potential for injury in the process. From using the incorrect footwear to none […]

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The Adaptive Motion Trainer

You’ll often hear that the one of the best ways to keep it fresh in exercise is to change fitness equipment and routines. It helps to stop boredom and avoid the dreaded plateaus. So what if there was one piece of fitness equipment that you didn’t have to get off to do both? That’s where […]

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