March 30th, 2015
Top 5 Most Innovative Cardio Machines – #1 First Degree Water Rower: Simulates rowing in the water. Full body exercise works legs, back, and arms. Fluid motion and natural resistance creates a psychological effect while burning calories away. #2 Versaclimber: Simulates vertical training. Works your quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, shoulders, triceps, biceps, and forearms. Elevates your heart rate faster than any other cardio machine on the market. Favorite among the elite athletes and professional trainers. Takes up the least amount of floor space of any cardio machine. #3 Precor AMT: Advanced Motion Trainers combine the movement of ellipticals and stairclimbers. Users can take advantage of longer strides and switch between modes for stair stepping action. Most user friendly of cardio machines and provides multiple program patterns. #4 Technogym Cardio Wave: Incorporates not only lateral movement but sagittal plane movement (side to side). Covers the movement of rowing machines, ellipticals, and cycling. 25 levels of difficulty ensure you won’t grow stagnant and provide an impact free workout. #5 Freemotion Incline Trainer: Allows for 40% increased treadmill incline. Offers users an alternative to running by allowing the same amount of calories to be walked off with incline technology. Workouts include hiking, running, walking and stepping motions for lower body targeting. While these cardio machines are unique and innovative, it’s rare to find them in gyms because they can intimidate beginners or because of their price tag.
March 26th, 2015
9 Mistakes You’re Making on the Elliptical – 1. Your resistance is zero. Use enough resistance to push and pull through a stride, otherwise, you won’t see any results. Use a moderate pace to exercise until you are fairly exhausted. If you could go for another five minutes when you stop, your level is too low. 2. You SLOUCH when you exercise. Standing up straight engages your core and lengthens your abs. Plus, it helps work your upper body muscles, especially, if you stop holding on to the armrests. 3. You don’t enter your INFORMATION. The default for most machines is 150 lbs so make sure you enter your current stats to get accurate calorie readings. Burning 100 calories every ten minutes is a good goal. 4. You don’t change DIRECTIONS. Change direction; going backwards not only livens things up, but it moves the focus from your quads to your hamstrings and glutes. 5. Your ROUTINE is the same. Alternate your workout to prevent monotony and to boost your calorie burn. Use intervals of steady resistance but increased pace, OR maintain your speed and switch up your resistance. 6. You have NUMB toes. The most common mistake for elliptical misuse is improper weight distribution. Don’t stand with your weight on your toes. This puts too much pressure on them, causing them to go numb. Instead stand with your weight on the back of your heels. This will allow you to have more stamina as well as strengthen other muscles. 7. You can HEAR your machine. If you can hear the whurring of your machine, it means you don’t have enough resistance which is letting you move too quickly. This also means you aren’t burning as many calories as you could. Keep a steady medium pace with enough resistance to keep your heart rate up. 8. You don’t work your ARMS. If you aren’t using your arms, you’re missing half the work out. Try to use the moving handles two days a week for an upper body workout; then use the other days to hold the stationary handles. Focus on arms for 1 minute, then pump your legs for 4. Repeat this at intervals through your workout. 9. Hills are EASY. Unlike treadmills, increasing the incline won’t increase the difficulty of the work out. It actually makes it easier for you to push and pull. Try using a minimum incline or none at all for those hill intervals. You’ll burn more calories with your increased heart rate.
March 23rd, 2015
Ten Minutes Can Add 3 Years – Running for less than 10 minutes a day can boost your health. A new study showed running can add three years to your life. Slow runner experiences the same benefits as fast runners even those who ran at a leisure 6 mph. Results were the same for those who ran 40 minutes per week and those who ran three times the amount. Runners have a 45% lower ricks of dying from heart disease and 30% less risk of an early death. So jump on that treadmill every day even if just for 10 minutes. You’ll add an extra three years to your life! -Fitness Superstore
October 11th, 2013
Deciding on which piece of exercise equipment to purchase.
Trying to lose weight? Want to buy an exercise machine for your home but having a hard time on deciding the best one for you? Then this blog is for you. When deciding on purchasing cardio equipment for weight loss there are 4 basic options: The treadmill, the elliptical, the exercise bike, and the stepper. There are many different variations of each one:
The best choice certainly depends on your needs and what you are looking to accomplish, and your overall physical condition. The best machines for those in rehabilitation, those who are older, or those who have physical limitations are machines that are low impact, and total body workouts. The preferred machines are the Arc Trainer, Recumbent Crosstrainer, and Recumbent Bike. For those who are looking to burn the maximum amount of calories, a higher intensity machine is generally preferred. Treadmills and all steppers are the best choice for burning the maximum amount of calories. For those who want to mimic riding a bicycle, the Upright
October 9th, 2013
What are the differences between Precor EFX 546/546i Ellipticals?
It can be confusing when trying to purchase a Precor EFX 546 Elliptical. There are many different versions. Here is every version, from oldest, to newest:
Every Precor EFX 546 Elliptical Crosstrainer is commercial grade w/Stationary Arms. They all have an adjustable crossramp, and 20 resistance levels.
September 10th, 2011
Attention Bargain Shoppers, Deal Hunters, and Save-Aholics: The days of spending the night in the Best Buy parking lot are over! Fitness Superstore has started the ‘Deal of the Day’. Everyday, we will have a different fitness product for 15%-25% off our already low prices. If it sells, then the ‘Deal of the Day’ will be inactive for the remainder of the day. However, if it doesn’t sell by 11:59:59PM PDT, then that item will expire and return to its normal price. Fortunately, this will make room for a new ‘Deal of the Day’. It will begin at 12:00:00AM PDT on the next day, giving Night Owls the first shot at sniping, which, unfortunately, would end any hopes an Early Bird had at obtaining their ‘Deal of the Day’.
We will be advertising the ‘Deal of the Day’ for many months, maybe even years. But, the 15-25% discount pricing is for a very limited time. And at those discounts we are not looking to, and, more often than not, we aren’t going to be generating a profit. But we will be generating customer satisfaction, which, in turn will lead to growth, business, possibly a ‘Facebook Like’, and, maybe even a subscriber to our blog!
Fitness equipment that will be a ‘Deal of the Day’ at some point includes Precor Ellipticals, Bowflex Revolutions, Bowflex Treadclimbers, Versaclimbers, & Woodway Treadmills. But those are only 5 of our ‘Deal of the Day’z, so anything we sell could be a ‘Deal of the Day’ at anytime – well, on any day!