Monthly Archives: November 2010

Elliptical Trainer Machine : Brooklyn

Elliptical cross trainers are now common in homes & gyms across Brooklyn. Elliptical cross trainer gives you the same benefit as running or walking, it effectively works out your lower body as well as your upper body.

Where to Find & Buy Elliptical Trainers In Brooklyn.

The following major chains have stores in and around New York City where you can buy an Elliptical Cross trainer machine.

  1. Sears
  2. Kmart
  3. Walmart
  4. Hammercher schlemmer
  5. Best Buy
  6. Target
  7. Sports Authority
  8. Kohls
  9. Modell’s

Price of the elliptical depends on the brand of elliptical trainer. In this stores prices start from a low of $279 at Kohls to a high of $2,700 at Hammercher Schlemmer.

Benefits of Elliptical Trainer

There are more benefits. It has been proven that the elliptical trainer could efficiently give you a total workout without impacting your bones, joints, and muscles. That is why for most people who suffered from knee injuries, it is recommended to work out on these.

Elliptical Trainer Machine Under $500

If you are shopping for an elliptical cross trainer machine under $500. You may  have a look at  Stamina’sMagnetic 1773 Cross Trainer Elliptical.

Stamina Magnetic 1773 Cross trainer elliptical is listed online at a starting price of $279.99. This cheap Elliptical cross trainer is marketed by online by walgreens.com & kohls.com. It can also be found and bought at the following stores, Sears, Walmart, Sports Authority & Best buy.

FEATURES of the this cheap Stamina Magnetic 1773 Elliptical Trainer :-

  • Quiet, smooth, magnetic resistance
  • Dual-action handlebars and stationary hand grips
  • Use with dual-action handlebars for upper and lower body workout or with stationary hand grips for lower body only
  • Multi-function display shows workout time, speed, distance, calories burned, and heart rate.

Elliptical Cross Trainer : New York City

Elliptical cross trainers are now common in homes & gyms across New York City. Elliptical cross trainer gives you the same benefit as running or walking, it effectively works out your lower body as well as your upper body.

Where to Find Elliptical Trainers In New York City

The following major chains have stores in and around new york city where you can buy an Elliptical Cross trainer machine.

  1. Sears
  2. Kmart
  3. Walmart
  4. Hammercher schlemmer
  5. Best Buy
  6. Target
  7. Sports Authority
  8. Walgreen
  9. Kohls
  10. Modell’s

Price of the elliptical depends on the brand of elliptical trainer. In this stores prices start from a low of $279 at Walgreens to a high of $2,700 at Hammercher Schlemmer.

Benefits of Elliptical Trainer

There are more benefits. It has been proven that the elliptical trainer could efficiently give you a total workout without impacting your bones, joints, and muscles. That is why for most people who suffered from knee injuries, it is recommended to work out on these.

Register & Run 2011 New York Marathon

The ING New York Marathon website announced registration is open for 2011 New York City marathon.

Application can be done online. at ING NEW YORK MARATHON WEBSITE.

Conditions For Application.

2011 NYC Marathon Guaranteed Registration Entry

For you to be guaranteed a place in 2011 NYC Marathon you must have meet the minimum qualification times. Check out New York Marathon Qualification Times. Runners applying for guaranteed entry must register from January 10, 2011 at noon EDT until April 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.

Other runners with guaranteed entry are members of New York Road Runners club & charity runners.Who must meet the conditions set by NYRR.

2011 New York Marathon Lottery Application.

For the masses, Lottery applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on April 19, 2011. NYRR will hold the lottery drawing for all applicants in late April. Good luck!

Exceptions.

If you have applied before but been denied entry for the last three years in a row (2008, 2009, and 2010), you can register for guaranteed entry.

2010 Philadelphia Marathon Pictures & Photos

From the looks of pictures and photos of 2010 Philadelphia marathon – it was a big success. This years’ race had a record-setting field of 23,000 in the 17th annual event that included the half marathon and a8K race.

Unidentified runner. Photo Courtesy of Philly.com

For pictures and photos from 2010 Philadelphia marathon see Philadelphia Marathon Photo Gallery.

Gait Analysis For Runners

Gait analysis is a procedure done to determine the running style of a runner. There are three types of running styles. These are over pronators, neutral and under pronators.

Gait analysis is done by specialist companies or offered inside running shoe shops. A salesperson typically videotapes customers running on a treadmill to figure out what type of stride they have.

Over pronators

Over pronators tend to land on the very outer edge of the heel. It is estimated 70% of runners over pronate.

Neutral

Thought to be the perfect running style. The body weight is well balanced from the heel to the front foot.

Under pronators

This ones are rare.

Doctors Advice

Runners are advised to get their running gait analyzed to determine their running style. Once you know your running style you can know the best type of running shoe to buy or alternatively you can buy special shoe inserts (known as orthotics and prescribed by a podiatrist) to rebalance your running stride.

Using the correct running shoe greatly reduces your chances of contracting an injury.

For a video demonstration of gait analysis visit fitness Uk.com

Barefoot Running Injuries Stats

2010 will go down as the year when barefoot running became a craze. The running fraternity was bombarded with research papers telling us why going barefoot is the way to run.

Image courtesy of madetorun.com

The scholars told us barefoot running prevents hurtful running injuries! Really?

Now there is growing evidence barefoot running is causing injuries, from aching heels, ankles and top of the foot. Doctors are reporting seeing a rise in barefoot running injuries.

Steve Pribut, a Washington, DC podiatrist and one of America’s most respected running injury specialists, says he has experienced a recent influx of barefoot runners at his office as well. And, asked by email whether he could confirm a barefoot running injury trend in his clinical experience, Lewis Maharam, a.k.a “Running Doc,” replied with two words: “Oh, yeah!”

From Running Network Barefoot running epidemic.

I just have had the opportunity to meet up with 3 ‘barefoot runners’. Only one of them is still doing some drills barefoot; the other two were disillusioned because of the injuries. One with stress fractures from his Vibrams; and the other could not shake “Top of Foot Pain” – it was not until he went back to his running shoes would it go away, only to return again when he tried to transition.

It was the nature of the “Top of Foot Pain” in barefoot running that intrigued me, so I did some looking up and it is commonly reported by barefoot runners.

From Podiatry Arena Barefoot running.

Common Marathon Ailments

In a New York Times interview, Dr. Stuart Weiss, the medical director of the New York City Marathon, gave a list of the most common and potentially life-threatening marathon-associated ailments:

They are  “too hot,” “too cold,” “too dry,” “too wet” and “wobble and fall down” (heat stroke, hypothermia, dehydration, low blood sodium and collapse).

Reebok EasyTone Running Shoes

When Reebok launched Easy Tone running shoes for women they produced a controversial commercial to promote them. The message in the Ad was that Reebok EasyTone sneakers would help women to tone their legs and butt simply by walking in them.

The commercial was nick named “butt commercial” watch here :-

The commercial never mentioned the price of Reebok easy tone running shoes or other important information a buyer needs to consider before making a purchase but Reebok´s head of marketing, Robert Inghamn, reported that it had generated great sales numbers.

Celebrities Results 2010 New York City Marathon

2010 New York City had a large field of celebrity runners. The most famous celebrity runner this year was Chilean Miner Edison Pena. He was the star of day as he was cheered on from the start to the finish.

I was following a twitter feed and I remember reading the Chilean miner crossing the half way point on 2:07:47. But it went down hill from there for the Chilean, it took him a near four hours to run the other half, his final result was 5:40:54.

For a round up of New York Marathon finish times of Weather Man Al Rocker, Anchor Robin Quivers, Anchor Meredith Vieria, Model Veronica Webb, Survivor winner Ethan Zohn, Footballer Amani Toomer, Tennis Pro Justin Gimelstob, Actor Anthony Edwards and celebrity chef Bobby Flay go to Celebrity Results at the Stir website