Tag Archives: cardio

  • You Can Cross Train with One Cardio Machine

    How can I cross train with only one cardiovascular machine?

    We all want to have a huge gym in our homes but sometimes the cost can get in the way. We are all so used to the fast and changing pace of our lives that getting on a treadmill can sound like the most mundane activity.

    However, don't look at your treadmill as a one stop cardio piece. It can be so much more.  When you think about any physical fitness activity, you should think "how many different ways can I work that same muscle?" Cross training (working a muscle in different ways) the same muscle decreases the chance of injury. Doing the same exercise over and over again can cause overuse and wear and tear of the muscles and joints. 

    Let's look at the BodyCraft treadmill and really think about how many cross training routines we can create. Remember, by adding movement to an exercise you are creating a balance component, engaging more muscle groups and increasing your heart rate. *Please remember to always use the safety strap when using the treadmill.* And try some of these combinations to get you started: Continue reading

  • Feel the Burn with Rowing and Spinning for a Leaner Stronger You

    How to Burn Optimal Calories With a Spinning® Bike and a Rower

    Have you ever thought you could burn 1000 calories in an hour? Sounds impossible, right? But it is not. You can. And the secret is to combine the right cardiovascular exercises. If you pick two modes of cardio that use major muscle groups, you can achieve that 1000 calorie burn.

    One mode of cardio is spinning®/indoor cycling.  In a 40 minute spinning®/indoor cycling class, you can burn 400-600 calories.  During class, you are working your quadriceps, hamstrings, hip flexors and extensors and core. This is the whole lower half of your body. Keep your resistance at a 6 out of 10 or 60% during most of the 40 minutes. With this resistance you will always be on a hill even if you are sprinting or jogging. Continue reading

  • Key Cardiovascular Workouts For Your Health and Fitness

    Do you have cardiovascular intelligence?


    We all know how to get on a treadmill and hit "quick start". We often tend to gravitate toward our favorite classes or machines. This becomes like autopilot at times, right? This is where, with a little bit more effort, you can develop cardiovascular intelligence. The meaning of this is simple... You take care of your body the best way you know how...

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  • Run Forest, It's Good For You!

    More results from less effort. It’s the dream that everyone who exercises has at one point or another. How could I do less but get more in return?

    Few workouts can provide your body with the number of benefits that running does in the same amount of time. Once running becomes part of your life, you feel that you get out of breath much less frequently Taking the stairs is not the chore it once was. You will feel stronger, look better, and have improved confidence in yourself and your ability to accomplish other activities in life.

    Sound like we are putting running too high up on a pedestal? Keep reading and see what you think after.

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