Tag Archives: Sport

Thanks, SubwayMum!

2 Nov

Thanks to SubwayMum I got some very useful information this morning!

So, we all know, I’ve started my diet AND yes, I’m taking Lipo 6 which by the way is going ok. I have loads of energy, no sick feeling, no headaches and inshallah it will stay that way.

I was thinking of getting a treadmill, went last night, looked around and just didn’t see any that I liked. Nasser Sports in Salmiya had two. One was priced at 148 and the other 98. They looked quite bulky but the run strip just didn’t seem wide enough. Hubby tried them and agreed. We decided we would wait and check out the Sport’s shops up near Qurain. Anyway, this morning Subwaymum said, ‘why a treadmill? why not get a elliptical cross trainer? Treadmills are terrible for your knees! I had always assumed that a treadmill was best, nothing can shift fat like a good run. But, after some research I am wrong.

A quick comparison:

When you compare treadmills to elliptical trainers, you can’t help but notice that the elliptical trainer offers an impact-free workout. With the elliptical, there is no impact on the ground, which may appeal to people who need a gentler workout because of joint problems or pain. The treadmill offers more impact, which helps strengthen the bones.

One obvious point that is in favor of treadmills is that it provides a better training experience for a dedicated runner/jogger than an elliptical trainer. If you are training for a marathon or even a 10k, and you don’t want to go outdoors too often during the colder months, you are certainly better off with a quality treadmill.

That being said, if you are looking for a quality cardiovascular workout with the maximum amount of efficiency, the elliptical is an excellent choice. Most elliptical trainers give you a total body workout if you have dual action handlebars for your arms and foot pedals for your legs, whereas treadmills focus more on your lower body as they simulate the jogging experience.

So, there you have it…the cross trainer seems like a better choice.

Thanks, Subwaymom, you saved me my knees and a whole load of cash since the cross trainers are much cheaper too!

Be warned; You May Vomit

18 Oct

 

wayne rooney & cristiano ronaldo

Image by nyaa_birdies_perch via Flickr

 

Oh, I’m DELIGHTED that Wayne Rooney will NOT be signing another contract with Man U.
He is just horrible.
Be warned, do not look at the picture below if you are eating. You may vomit.

RunPhones for Iphone!

20 Sep

If you’re an avid runner, jogger or overall sports junkie who likes to listen to music at the same time, you’ll most likely benefit from the RunPhones. The runphones work with the iPhone, iPod touch, and most other portable music devices..

Available in two versions, the RunPhones headphones are perfect for both summer and winter. The thick fleece version keeps you warm during the colder months and the thin Polartec Powerdry mesh one keeps the sweat away during the summer.

Available in 3 colors (black, blue, and orange) and 3 sizes

They can be purchased from Runphones online for roughly $50. International shipping costs:

International Standard (1-4 weeks) $5
International Express (1 week) $27

Please note that obviously you are responsible for all customs and import taxes when you pick up your package.