Category: Cardiovascular fitness

Boost Your Energy System with Metabolic Conditioning

Metabolic conditioning is a training technique that consists of a series of short, intense exercises performed in split sessions with very little rest. This allows the body to activate all its energy production systems and burn more calories. Depending on your goals, you can adjust the effort/rest ratio of your sessions.

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How Do You Improve Your Running Speed?

Running faster requires technical work that is worth doing when you know how efficient it can be! By integrating running phases of varying intensity into your cardio and running training, you can optimise your range of motion and stride rate to accelerate your pace progressively during the run. You can reap the benefits in training as well as in competition!

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Cross-Training: Combining Cardio and Weight Training

Crosstraining, or cross-training, mixes several types of exercises: muscular strengthening with or without accessories, cardio exercises, muscle-building movements. This type of programme allows you to improve your athletic performance on all fronts, whatever your level and objective: weight loss, weight gain, getting back into shape… For successful strength and cardio cross-training, there’s nothing like versatile equipment such as the Fusion CST or Vault from NordicTrack.

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The swimrun: What does this biathlon discipline consist of?

A swimrun is a recently developed discipline of the biathlon type, whereby running and swimming are alternated in nature without changing your outfit. This fun endurance activity is done in pairs and requires good training, in particular, to better manage the transitions between each section of swimming or running.

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Everything you need to know to get started with CrossFit

Combining weight training exercises, cardio and weightlifting, CrossFit is a licensed cross-training method with one WOD per session. Follow this training concept at home with adapted fitness equipment, such as the NordicTrack Fusion CST or Vault. With the help of specialised coaches, you have access to an infinite number of workouts and the support of the iFit® community.

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Killer Cardio & Core: iFit® Sessions You’ll Remember!

With 15 sessions of about 20 minutes each combining bodyweight work and cardio with a few fitness accessories, the Killer Cardio and Core program awaits you on iFit® Daily to burn calories and get back in shape quickly! Access your workouts at the touch of a button, no matter where you are. The iFit® Daily workouts include hundreds of hours of training for all athletes.

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Why and how to start cross-training at home

Comprising a variety of challenges, combining bodyweight exercises, weight training and fitness workouts, cross-training can be practised at home. To get off to a good start and create your first WOD, learn a few basic exercises, such as air squats, burpees and dips. Then, take it to the next level with a machine like NordicTrack’s Fusion CST, which is designed to help you achieve a complete workout combining strength and cardio training.

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Develop a training circuit with your children

Physical exercise is important for everyone’s health, especially for children. To encourage them to play sports and have a good time with their families, develop training circuits to be carried out together, and why not include music? By inventing a story or by creating a game, they will be experienced as moments of pleasure and not as a chore.

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Cardio: How about a workout in the office?

Getting back into exercising is not always easy when you have a very busy work life. A lot of fitness exercises can be done at the office, discreetly without moving from your chair, between meetings or during the lunch break when you are more relaxed. Cardio exercises using bodyweight are particularly suitable: they can be done without equipment wherever you want and according to the time you have available.

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Rowing: 3 cardio programs for all profiles

To set up your cardio programme on a rowing machine, determine how many sessions you can do each week. A 30-minute workout alternating rowing and bodyweight exercises will give you plenty of variation. If you’re short on time, opt for 15-minute sessions. For beginners, 1 to 2 20-minute sessions per week are ideal for developing good habits.

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HIIT: Boost Your Cardio with the Tabata Method

The Tabata method is one of the most famous HIIT methods. It consists of performing 8 series of 20-second exercises at very high intensity followed by 10-second recovery times, during a session of only 4 minutes. Aimed at trained male and female athletes, it produces excellent results, whatever the objectives: weight loss, improvement of physical condition, bodybuilding, etc.

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HIIT: High-intensity interval training

HIIT is a training method consisting of short and intense exercise cycles, followed by short recovery intervals. Fun and accessible to everyone, HIIT offers rapid results and is particularly suitable for those who lack the time to plan long sessions.

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