Monday, October 28, 2013

Top 5 Features of the Inspire CS2 Cardio Strider

The CS2 Cardio Strider from Inspire Fitness Offers All of the Features and Benefits of More Expensive Ellipticals ... But Cheaper!


5. Stride length ranging from 12" to 15" based on foot position

4. Friction Free Electro-magnetic Resistance System means no wearing parts

3. Silent Poly V Belt Drive System provides whisper quiet operation

2. Low step through height offers easy access to seat

1. Contact heart rate sensors built into handles
 
 Inspire CS2 offers all of the features and benefits of the more expensive ellipticals found in Physical therapy offices at a fraction of the cost. Its Low Step through height, low start up resistance and biomechanically efficient pedal movement is perfect or the new fitness enthusiast looking for a comfortable piece of equipment to get started on or for the Weekend Warrior rehabilitating from surgery or injury. The CS2 is also extremely versatile in that you can isolate your upper body, and lower body. With the upper body you can focus on exercises such as bicep curls, tricep extensions, tricep pulls, and so on.

Other features include:
       - Resistance starts at ultra-easy 10-watts
       - Simple back and forth reciprocating leg movement drives through the hips to reduce knee shear
       - Computer console: Bright blue back-lit LCD display is easy to read in low or bright light
       - Computer has 8 present programs: 6 total body programs and 2 upper body interval programs


Come by a Scheller's Fitness and Cycling near you today to check out this awesome machine!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Massive 199 Bike Blow Out Sale at Schellers in Lexington, Louisville, Clarksville, and Evansville

199 Trek Bikes, 2012 or Earlier, Have to Go to Make Room for New 2013 Treks Arriving NOW!


Now would be the perfect time to buy a bike.  October of each year, our stores just can't hold any more product, and we have to move out the prior model year bikes.  If you were thinking about a bicycle for a Christmas gift or any other reason, you'll save a pile of dough by making the purchase now. 

The sale will continue until the bikes are gone.  However, there are very limited supplies, with only one or two bike of each model/size.  So the sale is limited to ON HAND inventory. 

Here is a special link to a Google Drive Spread Sheet that is not available to the public.  Only to those with the link.  This give you an advantage, so head over to the shop closest to you and secure your bike. 

YOUR SPECIAL LINK.   http://bit.ly/Treksale

We have many videos up at our YouTube channel that review the bikes on this list.  Check those out if you'd like to learn a bit more before you buy. 


Top 3 Intelligent Features of the LifeSpan TR4000i

The LifeSpan TR4000i Could Be Your Intelligent Home FitnessCenterpiece!


Rated the #1 treadmill by Health Magazine and featured in Men's Journal, the folding Home Series is a solid, durable and stable treadmill that supports serious runners. The spacious running surface is 20" by 60" (50cm by 150cm) and can accommodate extra-long strides. The coarse textured, 2.8mm thick orthopedic belt and eight compression shocks provide support, cushioning and excellent traction for more serious runners. The result? A more comfortable running surface that puts less stress on your joints. The TR4000i boasts a multitude of 'Intelli'-features like:


Intelli-Key

Patent-pending Intelli-Key smart lighting system quickly and easily gets your workout started. Each console button flashes in blue in the proper sequence during the set-up process so you can get moving, faster.

Intelli-Guard

The built-in Intelli-Guard automatically stops the belt if you step off during your workout for added safety and is a major development in protecting treadmill users and those around them. With the Intelli-Guard, you no longer have to worry about leaving your treadmill running if you have to step off to take a call. When your foot no longer continuously strikes the belt surface for 20 seconds, your treadmill will automatically pause.

Intelli-Step

Intelli-Step counts and records the number of steps you take and displays them on the console. More accurate than a pedometer, Intelli-Step automatically detects the impact of your foot striking the treadmill belt. Increasing step count is one of the foundations of the American Heart Association's recommendation for improving heart and overall health.

And if that's not enough after your workout, simply upload your workout data to the LifeSpan Fitness Club, a comprehensive online health management program that is included FREE with your purchase. Learn more at
http://www.schellers.com/product/lifespan-fitness-tr4000i-folding-treadmill-9036.htm



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

[VIDEO REVIEW] 2014 Trek X-Caliber 5 Gary Fisher Sieres Bike


Kyle from Schellers Fitness and Cycling explains the ins and outs of one of Trek's most dependable bikes: the 2014 Trek X-Caliber 5.


Trek has spent 15 years developing the rendition of the bike that it is today. It's got G2 geometry for increased handling at low speed, yet maintains stability at higher speeds. The 29" wheels and the RST Blaze front fork eat up a lot of the bumps on the road, and the Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes with Tektro adjustable reach alloy levers will stop you even in wet and muddy conditions.

There is so much more to this great bike: You should come to Schellers Fitness and Cycling to take one for a test ride!!

www.schellers.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0yo7h8xzu4

Video Produced by Randy Kirk and Associates

Friday, October 4, 2013

Help! I'm Addicted To Cycling!

10 Tells That You Have A Cycling Addition


1. You spend more on your bike than your car

2. Only the bottom 2/3 of your legs are tan

3. Your surgeon tells you that you need a heart valve replacement; you ask if you can choose between Presta and Schrader


4. You have more pictures of your bike than yourself

5. (Guys) You actually shave your legs to gain a bit more speed. Let's not elaborate on this one.

6. When you are forced to drive, you drive with the windows open or the AC on to simulate riding your bike.

7. There are more jerseys in your closet than dress shirts.

8. Biker chick means black spandex, not leather, and a Trek Lexa, not a Harley.

9. Protein bars start to taste better than Snickers or Twix

10. You find out early on a first date that she doesn't ride a bike; and immediately try to find ways to end the date early. 

We hope you enjoyed our list, feel free to comment and add more ways to know if you are a cycling addict!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

7 Best Core Training Exercises For Cyclists

Ride Faster and Finish Stronger Than Ever!

With the weather cooling down, how great it is to have some time to focus on your core!

You know how important it is to have strong leg muscles when cycling, because they provide the most tangible source of power. If you have strong leg muscles, this is how you are able to start every ride strong and get up to a nice riding speed. Soon though, you find yourself getting back aches, and feeling tired in the saddle.



The problem is, "You can have all the leg-strength in the world, but without a stable core you won't be able to use it efficiently," says Graeme Street, founder of Cyclo-CORE, and a personal trainer in Essex, Connecticut.



Your abs and lower back are the vital foundation from which all movement, including your pedal stroke, stems. What's more, a solid core will help eliminate unecessary upper-body movement, so all the energy you produce is delivered into a smooth pedal stroke. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete this intense routine designed by Street


Dimity McDowell of Bicycling.com and Street say that if you do this routine, in this order, three times a week you will create a core that lets you ride faster, longer, more powerfully - and finish stronger than ever.



1. Boxer Ball Crunch
   

    What It Works: Transverse abdominus, obliques, lower back

A. Lie with the middle of your back on a stability ball, your knees bent 90 degrees and your feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head, but don't pull on your neck.

B. Squeezing your belly button toward your spine, lift your upper back off the ball. Keeping your shoulders off the ball, trace a clockwise oval with your torso. Apply pressure with your lower back to keep the ball still through the entire motion. After 15 clockwise ovals, trace 15 counterclockwise.

Why It Works: Despite the straightforward motion of the bike, your body moves in three directions: forward as you head down the road, vertically as your legs pedal up and down, and laterally as your hips and upper body rock side to side. "This fluid, circular exercise builds control," says Street, and that helps you minimize lateral torsion and wasted motion.



2. Power Bridge

    What It Works: Hip flexors, glutes, lower back

A. Lying on your back, bend your knees and place your heels near your glutes. Arms are at your sides, palms down.



B. In one smooth motion, squeeze your glutes, raise your hips off the floor and push up from your heels to form a straight line from shoulders to knees; toes come off the floor slightly. Hold for two seconds. Keeping your toes raised, lower yourself three-quarters of the way to complete one rep. Do 20 repetitions.

Why It Works: In addition to stretching the hip flexors, often extremely stiff in cyclists, the bridge strengthens the link between your lower back and glutes.



3. Hip extension
    
    What It Works: Lower back, hamstrings, glutes

A. Lying with your hips and stomach on the stability ball, put your hands on the floor directly under your shoulders, and extend your legs with toes resting on the floor.

B. With a straight spine and shoulder blades back, as if you're trying to make them touch, lift both legs off the floor, keeping them straight. If possible, raise them slightly higher than parallel to the floor. Hold for two seconds and lower. Do 20 reps.

Why It Works: This movement builds backside strength, for added efficiency on the second half of the pedal stroke.

 

 4. Plank

     What It Works: Transverse abdominus, upper and lower back

A. Lying on your stomach, place your elbows under your shoulders with forearms and hands on the floor.

B. Lift your hips off the floor, keeping your back straight and abs tight, and rest on your toes. Aim for 60 seconds.

Why It Works: The plank builds the strength and muscular endurance you need to ride powerfully in the drops or in an aero position long after others have surrendered to the top of the handlebar.


5. Transverse Plank

    What It Works: Transverse abdominus and obliques

A. Lie on your right side, with your right elbow under your shoulder, forearm in front for stability, and stack your left foot on your right. Raise your left arm over your head.

B. In one motion, lift your hips to create a straight line down your left side. Lower your hips a few inches off the floor; do 10 to 15 reps, then switch sides.

Why It Works: Strong obliques improve your stability in the saddle, letting you take on hairpin corners with more control and speed.



6. Scissors Kick

    What It Works: Transverse abdominus, hip flexors, inner and outer thighs

A. Lying on your back with legs straight, place both hands palms down under your lower back.

B. Pushing your elbows down into the floor and pulling your belly button toward your spine, raise your shoulders off the floor and look toward the ceiling. Raise your leg 4 inches off the ground and scissor them: left leg over right, then right over left. That's one rep. Work up to 100.


Why It Works:  A comprehensive movement that connects key cycling muscles, the kick also builds inner-thigh muscles, which help you achieve hip, knee and forefoot alignment for a proper and efficient pedal stroke


7. Catapult

    What It Works: Entire core

A. Sitting with a slight bend in your knees, press your heels against the floor. Extend arms to the front at shoulder height, palms facing each other.

B. With a straight spine and upward gaze, inhale deeply, then exhale and slowly lower your torso to the floor over five counts as you inhale. Arms are overhead.

C. In one smooth movement, leading with the arms, exhale and explode back to the starting position. Do 20 reps.

Why It Works: Contrary to its name, the catapult encourages supreme body control.


 
8. Boat Pose

    What It Works: Transverse abdominus, lower back

A. Sit, resting both hands lightly behind you, and lean back until your torso is at a 45-degree angle.

B. Keeping your legs together, lift them off the floor as you extend arms forward at shoulder height. Abs are tight, as thighs and torso form a 90 degree angle. If your hamstrings are tight, you'll need to bend your knees a little. Work up to holding for 60 seconds.

Why It Works: As with the plank, this pose builds the lower-back stability and core strength needed to remain bent over the handlebar for hours, or to blast up hills without compromising power or speed



Following this regimen will give you some improvement in your core strength, riding ability and endurance. Stay Tuned to our blog for more cycling tips!