Happy Saturday Everyone!
I hope you've all had a great week! I have been off class this week and being super lazy most of the time.
When I wasn't sitting on my couch watching 30 Rock and munching on Christmas goodies, working on my Recipage Page (it is taking forever!) or reading Mindy Kaling's book, I actually managed to test out the Treadclimber again.
I wrote on DailyMile a couple of weeks ago:
Honestly, I started out very skeptical when the Daddio wanted to buy one of these contraptions. Although the official website claims that the calorie burn on the Treadclimber is more efficient than a treadmill or an elliptical machine or a stairstepper....however it just did not make sense. (I also would have rather had a treadmill in the basement for running....I am running a half-marathon and was selfishly hoping for the possibility of being able to train at home.)
The day that I left that comment on DailyMile I was definitely annoyed. There was very little up and down movement on the Treadclimber, which is the thing that makes the exercise so challenging. I was convinced that the Daddio had just gotten overly excited about a piece of fitness equipment and bought it without researching properly.
We did finally get the up-down motion to work. We had to adjust the settings on the side to be between the red marks. (You can see it a little on the photo above on the right.) I also believe it needed to be worked in a little bit.
I still believe that the Daddio got overly-excited about it, but now I do believe it is a good piece of equipment. (Besides, it's not a terrible thing to get overly-excited about exercise!)
I have been working out at the gym on different cardio machines since I was in high school (I graduated in 2005 to give you an idea of how long ago that was.) I have been a big fan of the elliptical, stair climbing machine, and have spent many hours running on a treadmill. Since I have experienced many different pieces of exercise equipment, I believe I am able to give the Treadclimber a decent review.
What I like about the Treadclimber.