Nautilus is an innovative fitness equipment company with a wide range of cardio and strength equipment. Nautilus is all about performance and includes a full suite of cardio equipment for intense cross-training, running, or biking. Nautilus equipment is developed for those who want to push themselves to a higher level, thus it offers a wide array of training levels. Nautilus is a great option for those seeking a challenge in their at-home cardio or strength training.
Nautilus has a premiere line of treadmills, ellipticals, spin bikes, recumbent bikes, dumbbells, and benches.
Treadmills are the bread and butter of cardio machines. They are a simple moving platform with an adjustable speed and incline for limitless training options. They can be used for low-intensity or high-intensity cardio workouts. Users of all skill levels, ages, and sizes can build endurance, lose weight, and improve cardiovascular health by training on a treadmill.
Treadmills are effective for all types of cardio and conditioning, from walking and jogging, to high intensity interval training. Treadmills are a great option if you are training for a race, or trying to lose weight. For those seeking to lose weight, treadmills are an effective option because they are weight-bearing, meaning that you bear the whole weight of your body while using them, and thus can burn more calories during your workout.
While using the treadmill keep in mind not to run too close to the consul, and that it is better not to look up at a TV while using the machine. Looking up to watch a screen while using a treadmill can hurt your neck, and harm your running form.
Ellipticals are a great cardio machine option for beginners. These cardio machines are low-impact and easy to navigate. Simply step onto the large pedals, start moving, and you’re ready to go.
Similarly to treadmills, ellipticals have an adjustable resistance to offer more options for your workout. Increase the resistance to push yourself more, or use a lower resistance when first starting out to get acquainted with the movement. Start Moderately and increase your resistance and incline later as you build endurance.
Ellipticals are easy to use for beginners and they are easier on the hips and knees than treadmills are. They are good if you struggle with balance and can be a fantastic option if you are recovering from an injury for an effective low-impact workout.
While using an Elliptical it is important to maintain proper form. Keep your back straightened, abs tucked, and pelvis forward.
Also referred to as stationary bikes, or indoor cycle machines. These machines offer a seat, pedals, handles, and a consul. Just like riding a bike, you start by adjusting your machine to your height. Next, strap your feet into the foot straps, and adjust the consul to your specific workout needs.
While the energy demand from Spin bikes is not as high as running, as on a treadmill, they provide a calorie-burning heart pumping challenge and total body workout. They strengthen your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and hip flexors.
Spin bikes are not high impact, and they are easier on the joints than treadmills. They are a great option if you have a sore upper body, if you have back or lower body injuries, or if you want long duration endurance training.
Recumbent bikes have the seat back, pedals out in front of the user, and consul directly ahead. recumbent Bikes are not weight-bearing so they can be easier to start out with. Similar to Spin bikes, these give pretty good all-around lower body strength boosting benefits during your cardio session.
Recumbent bikes work with hamstrings and quads evenly as compared to spin bikes, which focus exclusively on quads. However, recumbent bikes may offer less fat reduction when you train at a higher level. Sprint training is a less convenient option on recumbent bikes than it is on spin bikes.
Recumbent bikes are one of the lowest intensity cardio machines and thus a great option if you are looking to read or catch up on a football game while getting in your daily movement.
Dumbbells are handheld free weights, with a handle and matching weight attached to both ends. They typically range from around one pound to 25 pounds. They are cost effective, space effective, and many of the exercises you perform with dumbbells are close to bodyweight exercises, so they are a great way for beginners to weight train and to slowly build up to Barbells and heavier weight training. They are the best weights to start out with.
Dumbbells offer a great range of motion (ROM) and thus utilize more “stabilizer muscles” than barbells. With dumbbells the possibilities are pretty much endless. They can be added to bodyweight exercises to make them more difficult and to build strength. However, to build larger muscles, and to provide your muscles with a maximum overload option, you’ll want to consider Olympic Plates.
Olympic Benches are competition grade equipment for advanced weight training. They are made from high-grade composite steel. The equipment is made to handle extremely heavy weight and uses an Olympic bar with support cradles. Olympic Benches feature thick padding for increased support from heavy weight loads. Olympic Benches are used to do chest and shoulder exercises with an Olympic Barbell. Olympic Benches can take up a lot of space, but they are necessary for bench pressing with Olympic weights.
Olympic Benches are used to do chest and shoulder exercises with an Olympic Barbell.
Olympic Benches are important to work up in strength at a level when dumbbells are no longer sufficient. You will need the Olympic Bench if you want to use Olympic weights for chest and shoulder exercises.
Olympic Bench options are flat benches, decline benches, incline benches and military press benches. Fully adjustable Olympic weight benches are also available that will accommodate decline, flat, and incline positions all in one.
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