Articles About Treadmills and Working Out In General

These articles explain specifics about treadmills, technology, nutrition and working out in general.

If you want to get fit and healthy, lose unwanted fat, increase strength and stamina, physical activity is important, but it is also only a part of a big picture.

How to Achieve Flat Six Pack Abs

abs mIn many cultures and societies flat six-pack abs were and still are symbols of physical power, strength, and stamina both for women and men.

Men want flat and ripped abs and women mostly 'just' toned abs with two vertical lines emphasizing midsection curves. And jet, when you go to the beach, how many such individuals with ripped abs can you see? And a more important question - are you one of them?

Updated: January 10, 2022.

The Best Compact Folding Under the Bed Treadmills for 2021

under the bed treadmill mUnder the bed treadmills are compact treadmills that, when folded, require very little storage space and they can even fit under most beds and sofas - hence their name.

People living in small houses and apartments that want to exercise in the privacy of their homes, but lack storage space, can get "under the bed treadmills" and have cardio workouts whenever they want.

Published: November 10, 2021.

Top 5 Best Casein Protein Powders: How to Pick the Right One

dymatize elite casein mon casein bananaCasein protein is derived from milk protein, which is a mix of whey and casein protein, in a 20%: 80% ratio. When consumed, casein is slowly digested and it feeds the body for 6-8 hours with an almost constant stream of amino acids.

This is very important during the night, especially during periods of diet and hard workouts. There are many casein protein supplements on the market, we have chosen 5 the best according to our opinion, but we have mentioned a few more, too.

Updated: September 25, 2021.

Best Home Treadmills Under $500 for 2021

sunny sf t7603 mHome treadmills under $500 are popular entry to medium level home treadmills. They have more features than treadmills under $300, can accommodate slightly heavier users, have better warranty terms and allow the trainees to have more serious running workouts more often.

However, they lack certain features commonly found on more expensive home treadmills.

Updated: September 17, 2021.

Top 10 Best Grass Fed Whey Protein Powders

grass fed whey 150pxGrass-fed whey protein supplements cost more than 'regular' whey supplements, but they also have many benefits, very important in many situations. They are generally made using cold microfiltration, using milk from grass-fed (hence the name) cows.

Commonly, they have zero artificial additives, colors, fillers, sweeteners, hormones, etc and the most popular products are GMO-free, growth hormone-free, soy-free, gluten-free, rBST/rBGH free, etc.

Updated: September 14, 2021.

Best Dog Treadmills - Features, Benefits, and Dangers

retriever puppy w150pxdogpacer lf 3 1 w150pxMost dog owners may think that it’s good if their pet gets around 60 minutes of exercise per day. However, most of them don’t know that their dogs need twice that to stay in optimum health. However, unfortunately, although any dog owner would love to do that for their pup, most of them don’t get enough time for the same.

But they need not worry as they can achieve this with dog treadmills. Dog treadmills are an excellent way to add to the dog’s exercise time, burn off surplus calories, lose extra weight and even turn a dog into an athlete!

Updated: September 11, 2021.

Best Home Treadmills Under $300 For 2021

weslo cadence g 5 9 treadmill 1mHome treadmills under $300 are popular entry-level home treadmills. They are suitable for lighter runners and walkers who don't require a maximum running speed of more than 9-10 mph. Also, incline change is almost always manual, and the workout programs are often very limited: manual + up to 10-12 workout programs, with no user profiles.

Walking treadmills under $300 can have a higher maximum user weight, but they are often manual (no electric motor) with one or two flywheels to smooth the ride.

Updated: September 9, 2021.

Best Expensive Home Treadmills Over $1000 - Are They Worth It?

bowflex bxt216 tableBest Expensive Home Treadmills Over $1000 are large, heavy, expensive, but also durable, reliable, and sturdy home running treadmills that offer the user very realistic running conditions, allowing the user not only to burn extra calories in the privacy of a home but also to prepare for actual running events following exact running route.

Expensive home treadmills feature strong, high-efficient, electric motors, large diameter rollers, multi-ply running belts, multimedia devices, internet connectivity, etc. If You don't need all these features, perhaps You should consider a cheaper model - but, if You are a serious runner and You need one of these machines, you have come to the right place.

Updated: September 8, 2021.

Best Home Treadmills Under $1000 For 2021

lifespan 1200i 1mHome treadmills under $1000 are a popular medium to high-level home treadmills. They have many more features than treadmills under $500, especially those in the range of $950 - $999, often found on sale. Such treadmills accept heavier users, come with stronger and more durable motors with faster maximum running speed, have motorized incline, more workout programs, etc.

Most of them have practically everything that a good home treadmill must-have, but they are not as good as a medium to high-level models of commercial treadmills found at commercial gyms.

Updated: September 7, 2021.

Calories Burned Walking a Mile - Burned Calories During Exercise and Work

fireFor every person wanting to become and stay fit, it is of vital importance to know how many calories she/he burns per day and during various activities.

Daily burned calories can be calculated using various formulas, while calories burned during various activities can be found using charts and tables.

Published: July 29, 2021.

Best Treadmill For Home Use

weslo cadence g 5 9 treadmill 1mChoosing the best treadmill for home use can be a daunting task, but it shouldn't be. When deciding which treadmill is the best, one has to balance several things like number and individual preferences and habits of future trainees, available space, physical location, budget, and similar.

Updated: October 6, 2020.

Calculate Basal and Resting Metabolic Rate

abs mWhen we calculate our Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or very similar Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), we calculate the amount of energy expended while at rest, per day.

It must be noted that this is calculated for resting in a neutrally temperate environment while the digestive system is inactive (at least 12 hours after eating food).

Published: September 30, 2020.

Skinny girls 'may' look good in clothes. Fit girls always look - great!

fit girl mMotivational quotes for both men and women are important parts to get one going and be disciplined in achieving desired goals.

One of my favorite quotes for motivating female colleagues is "Skinny girls 'may' look good in clothes. Fit girls always look - great!"

Updated: May 30, 2020.

Healthy Shake and Smoothie Recipes - Healthy Snacks

blueberry banana smoothie mHealthy shakes and smoothies are easy and quick meals to make. Their consistency vary from liquids to purees (drink it or eat with a spoon with all variations in between), depending on their content and the amount of liquids (water, milk, juice, yogurt etc.) we used during preparation.

Published: February 28, 2020.

Never Too Old to Exercise

nautilus t614 treadmill 1mThe human body is not like the good wine - the older it is, the better it is. We can't expect our bodies to be the same when we are 20 or 40 or even 60 years old.

If we never exercised, never cared about our bodies, then yes, we can look and perform better with 40 than we did when we were 20...

Published: August 1, 2016.

Eating Egg Whites vs. Eating Whole Eggs – Are Whole Eggs Better?

whole eggs in the pan mThere is a never-ending discussion regarding eating egg whites vs. whole eggs. The problem is rather simple: 10 egg whites have around 35g of protein, 5g of carbohydrates, and no fats or fiber and that is 160 kcal for eating 35g of protein. On the other hand, 100g of eggs has 12g of protein, 1g of carbohydrates, and 10g of fats - note that 2 medium-sized eggs have around 120g.

Published: July 7, 2016.

Complete Protein Foods - Foods High in Protein

mixed salad with egg whites 2mQuality of foods and supplements, as complete protein sources, is often measured by their amino acid profile - more essential amino acids food or supplement has, it is considered better protein source.

Published: February 8, 2016.

Vegetarian Bodybuilding and Active Athlete in General

walnuts mSome of our trainees are vegetarians. Their food ranges from vegetable sources including dairy products and non-fertilized organic eggs (Lacto-Ovo vegetarians) to trainees exclusively eating only vegetable food (vegans).

Published: February 8, 2016.

Lacto Ovo Vegetarian Protein Sources

eggsTrainees who eat vegetable food with dairy products and non-fertilized organic eggs (Lacto-Ovo vegetarians) can organize their nutrition with ease - much easier than vegans.

Published: February 8, 2016.

Vegan Protein Sources and Supplementation

veggiesProtein sources and food in general for trainees who eat only vegetable sources are somewhat limited. There are many things that one should think about when organizing nutrition for vegetarians, especially physically active vegans.

'Problematic' macro and micronutrients are (but not limited to): protein, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin E, omega-3, and healthy fats in general.

Published: February 8, 2016.

Pre, During, and Post Workout Nutrition

endo-mealPre, During and Post Workout Nutrition is a very important aspect of nutrition of every athlete or anybody wanting to eat healthy, lose fat, build muscle, become and stay fit.

On the other hand, people tend to give too much attention to PWM (post-workout meal) shakes, instead of trying to see the 'big picture'. We will try to explain few things about this topic and we know from the start - there will always be people that will disagree with us ...

Published: February 8, 2016.

Protein Biological Value (Protein BV) and Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) - Protein Comparison

chicken ceasar salad recipe mThere are several ways for comparing the quality of proteins in food. Most often, Protein Biological Value (Protein BV) and Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) are used to compare various protein sources.

Published: February 2, 2016.

Making Pre, During, and Post Workout Shakes

gym shakes mPre, during, and post-workout shakes are very important nutrition aspects of every athlete and of every person wanting to become and stay fit. Unfortunately, too much attention is given to shakes and too little to real food ...

Published: January 28, 2016.