Bowflex TreadClimber TC5 Has Finally Arrived!
Cost is one of the important factors to be considered before purchasing a treadmill or treadclimber. If you do buy a treadclimber you are getting the equivalent of three machines in one. – a treadmill, an elliptical and a stair climber. A tread climber takes up less space than the three machines.
If you are on a tight budget you may want to consider going for less electronic gadgets on your machine. It”s worth considering buying one of the less optioned tread climbers.
Bowflex have responded to the need to have a cheaper tread climber, and have just released the new Bowflex TreadClimber TC5. It offers the same effective workout as the more expensive models but the motorless TC5 gives you a no frills approach to cardio exercise. It still has all the features you need to strengthen your core and boost your endurance and its compact design will fit easily into your home and it will not add to your electricity bill.
It still has 4 electronic functions – speed, distance, time and calories. It has a 4.5 mile per hour maximum readout speed. It is a bargain now at the release price of $999.
|Speed Range||0 – 4.5 mph (0 – 7.2 kph)|
|Electronic Functions||4 functions: Speed, Distance, Time, and Calories|
|Display Screens||Workout results toggle on display screens for tracking|
|Wireless Heart Rate Monitor||Nil|
|Quick Start Feature||Display monitor turns on as soon as you start workout|
|Calories Burned Indicator||Shows total calories burned|
|Climb Indicator||Tracks your distance in miles|
|Ergonomic Console||Provides easy access to water bottles, magazines, etc.|
|Details and Warranty|
|Warranty||1 Year – Covers entire machine|
|Transport Wheels||Moves easily with transport wheels|
|Dimensions||43.1″ L x 27″ W x 52.8″ H (109 x 69 x 134 cm)|
|Workout Area||66″x141.6″ (165 x 354 cm)|
|Assembly Required?||Yes – In home assembly service available depending on location.|
|Machine Weight||163 lbs (74 kg)|
|Maximum Capacity||300 lbs (136 kg)|
Also, no money down finance is available to approved applicants.
The Benefits of Regular Cardio Exercise
- Increase your energy & endurance levels
- Strengthen your core muscles
- Encourage better posture
- Increase your cardio fitness
- Start sleeping like a baby again
- Re-distribute your current weight into an even sexier shape
If you answered a resounding “Yes” to these benefits, then you should consider getting yourself a treadmill or a tread climber machine. A clinical study saw multiple participants using the tread climber 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time achieve:-
- an average fat loss of 18.8 pounds in the first six weeks
- an average weight loss of 17.4 pounds
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Tread Climber
Do you want to increase the fat burning effectiveness of your time spent on your treadclimber?
1) Do a morning workout on an empty stomach
Working out on your tread climber in the morning before breakfast is recommended and highly beneficial to your fat loss goals. As your stomach is still empty, your body will use your stored energy from the night before to fuel your workout; therefore increasing the chance of burning calories from stored fat as opposed to calories from recently digested meal.
2) Understand and know your heart rate
Your heart rate training zone is an important element of your workout. Knowing your pulse rate during exercise indicates the level of intensity at which you are working out. Exercising in each training zone has different effects on your body. What you want to know is which training zone is best for fat burning.
As a general rule, try to workout within 50%-90% of your max heart rate (MHR) to metabolize fat. The easiest way to calculate your MHR is by using the formula MHR = 220 – Your Age. For example, if you’re 20 years old then your MHR is 200. (200 = 220 – 20)
3) Use intense interval training
For the high achievers, there is High Intensity Interval Training of HIIT. HIIT is cardio performed at such an intense level that your body will spend the rest of the day expending energy to recover from the ass-kicking you gave it. This is commonly referred to as EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) and it means that you consume a great deal more oxygen recovering from the exercise bout than you would have if you”d just done a steady-state workout.
Also, unlike continuous training, HIIT can increase your muscle mass which is crucial to burning body fats. The more muscle mass you have the faster your metabolism and the faster your metabolism the more calories you burn throughout the day.
But it comes with a warning! Check with your doctor or personal fitness trainer first before you take on HIIT. Particularly anyone with heart disease or high blood pressure — or who has joint problems such as arthritis or is older than 60.
Also people should remember to adequately warm up before the first interval. Coaches advise that, ideally, people should not do interval work on consecutive days. More than 24 hours between such taxing sessions will allow the body to recover and help them avoid burnout.
Anyhow, get started today and start burning off that excess.