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Monthly Archives: December 2009

  1. Have a Healthy & Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year's Eve to all of you from The King of Cardio! Here's to a great new year, with good health, friends and family. Remember, for the most part, you are in charge of your health. If you religiously follow a regular exercise routine, maintain a healthy diet, don't smoke and get enough sleep, you will be likely to be healthier. Attitude is a choice. Look forward to spreading great joy and love, and you'll get it back. Karma. And staying in good health is certainly one way to be positive–no more complaining, moaning, wishing you were stronger or could lose a few pounds. Make yourself happy. Get into a workout routine. Use that StairMaster, that elliptical, that treadmill, every day if you can. And if you don't have one yet, but are thinking about buying one, well, there is no better time than New Years to finally get in shape. Peace and all good things. -The Kings of Cardio

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  2. Multitude of Fitness Equipment Suppliers

    Has anyone noticed the amount of fitness equipment suppliers there are on the internet? I mean it is insane at this point. Last night, I had a man call and inquire about a Precor AMT 100i, and I am not kidding when I say we were on the phone for 2 hours. This caller must have known every single fact about this Precor AMT that there was...and then some. If there were a written test on the electrical specs, workout courses, dimensions and history of the Precor AMT, I would bet this caller would do better than the Precor manufacturers who are responsible for the development of Precor gym equipment. So I asked him, "Sir, just out of curiousity, are you writing a book on the history of the Precor AMT 100i, and other Precor fitness gear, because you sound like you know every single thing possible there is to know about this elliptical. I bet you even know how thick the steel framework is?"...."I do he said".... and then he proceeded to tell me that the reason he knows everything about this P

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  3. Why Lift Weights?

    Frequent weight lifting exercise will make the world of difference in your life. Not only will you look better, but you will sleep easier at night, after a tough workout with strength equipment. It is impossible to list all of the health benefits associated with weight lifting and strength training. For example, one can limit their stress by taking out their anger on gym equipment and feel much better after doing so. Let's be real, who hasn't had a tough day of work, worked out really hard at the gym, then take a hot shower and feel all better? Relieving stress and improving your figure at the same time is a sweet combination of events!  

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  4. Sarah's Fitness Blog!

    As someone who has to work at a computer for long hours (I'm a writer) I really have to make sure I don't get a lot of problems that come with sitting and typing. First, I sit on a fitness ball, which is great for the core muscles. Then, every hour I do some back stretches. (You should ask a professional which ones are best for you, but what works best for me is clasping my hands together in front of me and pulling them forward as far as I can for the count of ten, then clasping them behind my back and doing the same kind of thing. But what's really important is making sure I don't get blood clots in my legs, and that's where my stairmaster comes in. Nothing beats it for working my legs. Fifteen minutes before I write, a half hour after, at least. People die from blot clots (deep thrombosis) and I don't want my job to kill me. I love writing, but I love living, too!

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  5. Target Heart Rate and Interactive HR Programming

    My husband and I LOVE THE Precor EFX 546i elliptical and was wondering if it has interactive heart rate programs? I use the heart rate hand-grips on it all the time but I still have not figured out how to use the polar wireless chest strap in order to control the resistance level based off my target heart rate zone. For example, on many cardiovascular machines such as elliptical units and treadmills, there are interactive programs that allow the user to vary the resistance according to their pulse. For instance, lets say Joe Smith sets his target heart rate to 130. When he is exercising on his elliptical, the resistance will increase or decrease based on what John's heart rate is at that moment. So, if John set his target heart rate to 130 beats per minute and he was at 160 bpm, then the resistance of the elliptical would decrease so John would not be working out as hard, in turn, lowering his pulse. On the other hand, if John starts taking it easy, and his pulse falls to a calm 80 bpm

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  6. A Treadmill for Christmas!

    Give the perfect gift for Christmas and know that your friend or family member will love you for it! Why give someone a cutting board, the cliche set of tools, or superfluous clothes, when you can give a gift with so much importance and value such as a treadmill or an elliptical. Rowing machines are awesome gifts as well because they do not take up too much space and their are plenty of gym quality rowing machines at discounted prices. Other examples of low maintenance, low cost, and space saving fitness equipment are upright bikes and recumbent bikes. Not only do stationary exercise bikes take up little space and produce highly effective results, but fitness bikes are easy on joints and bones as well. In contrast to treadmills and stair climbers, which can hurt the knees and hips its user, exercise bikes put little pressure on the joints and tendons of the rider.

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  7. Exercise Brag Post

    Just wanted to let everybody know that I am now running up to 45 minutes a day on my Life Fitness 95ti treadmill. As part of my plan to lose 22 pounds, I purchased an elliptical and treadmill for cardio, along with a home gym for my strength workout. When I run on my treadmill, I use the interactive heart rate programming, in order to burn the maximum amount of calories possible. Getting the most out of each and every workout is a must for those of you trying to lose a bunch of weight. Just doing a light jog and some sit-ups is not going to cut the layers of fat off like running on a tredmill or an elliptical for at least 45 minutes a day.

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  8. Give A Great Gift for the Holidays!

    Nothing beats giving someone a present for the holidays that they really enjoy. We all remember when we got a gift for Christmas and it was something that we couldn't care less about having. Those times are easy to remember because we receive more often than not, superfluous gifts, that have no meaning, or impact on our everyday lives. So give someone something that will change their life for the better. Get you best friend a treadmill instead of a gift certificate to an electronics store. Buy your mom an elliptical so she can exercise instead of buying her a clothing or something else that does not live up to the importance of buying someone home fitness equipment

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  9. Walking Really Helps!

    I have something called restless leg syndrome, which means my legs twitch at night when I'm trying to sleep. It not only keeps me awake, but really bothers my husband. A doctor prescribed something, but the possible side-effects sounded worse than my leg twitching. What I've figured out is that slow, steady walking for about a half hour, on a slight incline on a treadmill, will tire out my legs enough so they don't twitch. I can do it while I watch the news, although watching the news can get me upset so I can't sleep either. Maybe watch something boring. The idea is to get your legs tired, but not get your heart beating too hard. You can do that earlier in the day, with your regular workout, but at night, just use the treadmill to tire out your legs so you don't kick your spouse. :)

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  10. Weight Loss Stories

    Hello there. I hope you guys had a great holiday! With the relatives coming into town there was merriment to be had by all. Accompanied by big holiday dinners and parties. Luckily we still had our treadmill to help in these indulgent times. With all that egg nog we ended up gaining five pounds each! As wifey and I toasted champagne on new years eve. We made a mutual decision to double up on our epic weight loss bet. I kissed her at the stroke of midnight and said "its on baby"!

    New years day came after a long night of celebrating and i was ready to start the year off on a healthy note. I hopped on the treadmill, turned on the football game, and continued on my fitness quest. Wifey wandered in after a few minutes and proclaimed "Get off that treadmill tubby I have a pedicure in thirty minutes "What was I to do? I couldn't sit on the couch and twiddle my thumbs and I have to keep wifey happy. She was on the treadmill and

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