Treadmills Trending

Curve Treadmill

Cycling, ellipticals, and stair-climbers have had their fun but the king of cardio equipment is back and it is more popular than ever!  Across the country people are using treadmills again from beginners to triathletes and everywhere in-between for jogging, sprinting, and mountain climbing their way to better health.  Fitness experts and trainers are raving about the machine once considered “unexciting” with new workouts and classes that maximize the treadmill’s versatility as a cardio training tool.  Celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Shakira, and Zoe Saldana have praised the machine on social media and last week the treadmill was featured in a full segment on Good Morning America.

It’s time to rediscover the treadmill, achieve your fitness goals, and have some fun in the process, and WOODWAY is here to help!  WOODWAY treadmills have the technology to maximize the benefits of your workout experience.  In particular, the Curve is a completely self-powered treadmill with a patented curved design that converts the runner into the treadmill’s sole source of energy; no motor, no electricity. With the user doing all the work, running or walking requires more effort allowing the user to burn up to 30% more calories compared to running or walking on a standard treadmill.  Whether you’re looking for a motorized or non-motorized treadmill experience, all WOODWAY Treadmills feature our world renowned running surface that is shock absorbing and much easier on your joints.

Want a whole new workout experience? Try a Dynamic Mode workout by simply disengaging the treadmill’s speed motor making the user become the sole source of power for moving the belt, even on incline. Treadmills are no longer just for running. Add versatility to your treadmill workout by including strength training, such as mountain climbers. Performed in a pushup position with your hands on the edge of the track or ground and driving the belt with your legs while in dynamic mode.  Improve agility and running power by doing Dynamic Mode Sprint drills, driving the belt with the motor disengaged while pushing off the hand rails.  The treadmill is a powerful training tool that has the potential to amp up your workout and Woodway would like to help you get started!

Our resident master trainer Charity Johnson recommends the following workouts to get the most out of your treadmill experience:

 

Pyramid Push

The Pyramid Push workout, which is easiest to perform on a Woodway 4Front, is a great way to “push” you to your limits.  Maintaining pace isn’t too tough, but holding pace while increasing the incline every 30 seconds and running 3 sets of Dynamic Mode sprints at the end will leave you sore tomorrow.

Time

Incline

Speed

0-3

1

WARM-UP: Walk OR “Easy” Run

3-3:30

1

 

 

 

 

 

“Endurance” Run Pace

3:30-4

2

4-4:30

3

4:30-5

4

5-5:30

5

5:30-6

6

6-6:30

5

6:30-7

4

7-7:30

3

7:30-8

2

8-8:30

1

:10 Sprint

:20 Rest

(x3 sets)

 

1

 

Dynamic Mode

10:30-14

0

COOL DOWN: Walk & Stretch

 

 

 

The Dirty Thirty

If you’re looking for a workout to try on the Curve we’ve got you covered with the Dirty Thirty.  With alternating 30 second intervals of walking and running at a series of different paces you’ll experience the full benefits of the motor-less Curve.  Since your stride speed determines the belt speed you will be able to quickly switch between training and recovery paces and in doing so build both cardio strength and conditioning.

Minutes

Activity

1-3

WARM-UP: Walk

3-3:30

“Easy” Run

3:30-4

Walk

4-4:30

“Endurance Pace” Run

4:30-5

Walk

5-5:30

“Endurance Edge” or “Elite” Run

5:30-6

Walk

6-6:30

“Easy” Run

6:30-7

Walk

7-7:30

“Endurance Pace” Run

7:30-8

Walk

8-8:30

“Endurance Edge” or “Elite” Run

8:30-9

Walk

9-9:30

“Easy” Run

9:30-10

Walk

10-10:30

“Endurance Pace” Run

10:30-11

Walk

11-11:30

“Endurance Edge” or “Elite” Run

11:30-12

Walk

12-15

COOL DOWN: Walk & Stretch

 

 

Curve TRX Workout

Combining the Curve with a TRX suspension Trainer is a potent formula for improving heart rate recovery (HRR).  The Curve is equipped with a pulse tracker on its display and individuals can use this to monitor their HR zones (Zone 1 = 50-60% Max HR, Zone 2 = 60-70% Max HR).  Interval training with the Curve and the TRX will help you get your heart rate down faster so that you can be ready to go again quicker.

Interval #1: Curve

Time

Activity

Heart Rate Zone

30 sec per

Side Lateral Shuffle

Zone 2

1-2 min

Active Recovery Walking

Zone 1

30 sec per

Side Lateral Shuffle

Zone 2

1-2 min

Active Recovery Walking

Zone 1

30 sec per

Side Lateral Shuffle

Zone 2

1-2 min

Active Recovery Walking

Zone 1

 

Interval #2: TRX

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

TRX Chest Press

Zone 2

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

TRX Sprinter’s Start on Right Leg

Zone 2

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

TRX Mid-Rows

Zone 2

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

TRX Sprinter’s Start on Left Leg

Zone 2

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

Atomic Plank Crunch

Zone 2

2-5 Min

Recovery Walk on Curve

Until Back to Zone 1

 

Interval #3: Repeat Interval #1

Interval #4: TRX

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

TRX Bicep Curls

Zone 2

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

TRX Single Leg Squats (Right)

Zone 2

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

TRX A-Deltoid fly (Offset Stance)

Zone 2

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

TRX Single Leg Squats (Left)

Zone 2

40 sec Work/20 Sec Rest

TRX Abdominal Diagonal Runners

Zone 2

2-5 Min

Recovery Walk on Curve

Until Back to Zone 1

 

You can find the link to the Good Morning America video and article as well as the link to Chris Gethard’s treadmill interview here.  By the way, did you notice what kind of treadmill Heidi Klum and all of the runners in Time Square were using?