Archive for category Fitness
It’s very rare that I will write, comment or otherwise vent online but after thinking the idea over I’ve decided to share a few of my thoughts with you about what fitness is, what it’s really about and who should be considered fit. Of course this is only my opinion at this point in history, but it deserves being mentioned nevertheless. I’m writing this, admittedly, out of disappointment. I read fit people’s articles, newsletters and blogs constantly in order to learn and improve myself in this industry we call fitness but lately I’ve come across a number of very fit people drawing lines in the sand (regarding what fitness is), that, in my opinion, don’t really need to be there.
Now you’ve heard me say it a million times! Fitness (technically) is usually defined in a way that has something to do with having optimal levels of:
1. cardiovascular endurance,
2. muscular endurance,
3. muscular strength,
5. body composition (fat vs. lean body mass)
While this is true and I certainly agree, I think what we are talking about is a quantitative way to look at a qualitative issue. Yea sports are quantitative. How much, how many, how low, how high, how strong, how far, how big, how long – these are things we associate quite often with sport. In America we tend to be a quantitative society. We want to know how much money a person has, who has the most friends, who spends the most on clothes, who has the lowest body fat percentage, who can bench press the most weight and who can run the longest distance in the least amount of time. We are obsessed with numbers, quantities and keeping score. Read the rest of this entry »
The stairmaster stepmill 7000 pt is a fitness workout wonder machine. I had the good fortune of testing this commercial fitness equipment and was pleasantly surprised. First if you are looking for an exercise machine that can combine the workout of a treadmill with the ease of motion of an elliptical this is your workout machine.
You often will see the stepmill 7000 pt exercise machine at professional health clubs because this particular piece of gym equipment is very expensive starting at over $5,000 brand new.
Recently, now thanks to the growth of the used commercial fitness equipment market not only professionally owned fitness clubs can own these great machines but regular home gym equipment enthusiasts can enjoy the stairmaster step mill.
By providing an after market for these fantastic calorie burning machines now they are available to the masses. Since they are still relatively undiscovered, which I think had a lot to do with the costs, more people will be enjoying the benefits with their usage.
When you first step on the machine you are given the ability to hit a quick start button which will get the stairmaster stepmill 7000 pt moving. Next you can adjust the speed anywhere from 24 to 162 steps a minute. The digital display panel can tell you how many floors you have climbed along with the equivalency in miles. Read the rest of this entry »