Why Buy A Treadmill?

Written by Kathryn O'Neill

Buying a home treadmill? Treadmills are stillrepparttar most popular choice among exercise equipment buyers today. Why do many people invest in a home treadmill? Here arerepparttar 143074 major benefits of buying your own home treadmill:

Burn more calories:

Treadmills burn more calories per hour than any other exercise machine. A study byrepparttar 143075 Journal ofrepparttar 143076 American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that a vigorous workout on a treadmill burns around 700 calories, compared to 627 for stair climbers and 498 for stationary bikes.

Another study done byrepparttar 143077 Medical College of Wisconsin andrepparttar 143078 VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, showed that calories burned onrepparttar 143079 treadmill for 60 minutes averaged 705 - 865, more than a stair machine, rowing machine or stationary bike.

Workout whenever you want:

With your own treadmill, you haverepparttar 143080 freedom to workout at any time ofrepparttar 143081 day that you want. No waiting inrepparttar 143082 lines atrepparttar 143083 health club, no speeding torepparttar 143084 gym to get in before 'the rush', no walking outside at night inrepparttar 143085 dark.

Wear whatever you want:

With a home treadmill you can wear whatever you want to workout. No worrying if your shorts match your T-shirt. No worrying if your shirt is too ragged or if your sweat pants are too loud.

Workout for as long as you want:

I don't know about you but I hate, hate, hate it when someone kicks me offrepparttar 143086 treadmill atrepparttar 143087 gym because my 'time is up'. With a home treadmill you haverepparttar 143088 freedom to go as long (or as little) as you want.

Designing a Weight Loss Specific Program, Part 1

Written by Chad Anderson, CSCS

Many individuals try to achieve weight loss with an overly simplified approach…”burn more calories than I take in and I will lose weight.” Even though this is still emphasized throughoutrepparttar fitness industry and in our educational system, a truly effective weight loss program needs to be more specific. In this three-part article I am going to discuss some ofrepparttar 143073 specifics of a weight loss program.

In Part One of this article I am going to discuss resistance training and choosingrepparttar 143074 appropriate number of repetitions, number of sets, and rest intervals. In Part Two I will further discuss resistance training and exercise selection, grouping, and training frequency. Part Three will touch on cardiovascular training and its role in a weight loss program.

Resistance Training

Resistance training needs to be a staple in every weight loss program. However,repparttar 143075 program variables need to be manipulated such thatrepparttar 143076 program is conducive to weight loss. For instance, performing 5 sets of 5 repetitions will result in a different training effect than performing 2 sets of 15 repetitions. The former is more likely to result in improved muscular strength, whilerepparttar 143077 latter is more likely to result in muscular endurance improvements.

How many repetitions for weight loss?

Typically for weight loss programs I prescribe repetitions inrepparttar 143078 range of 8-15. Fewer repetitions tend to favor strength gains and compromiserepparttar 143079 hormonal response, specifically growth hormone, I would like to achieve becauserepparttar 143080 intensity is too high. Performing more than 15 repetitions results in intensity too low to elicitrepparttar 143081 hormonal response I am looking for.

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