The Anti-Gravity Treadmill and a 30 minute RUNNING workout! RUN ON AIR.

Caroline Jordan Fitness Tip Of the Week: Anti-Gravity Running…. WHAT IS IT?!

Caroline Jordan Fitness has teamed up with the M2 Revolution Performance Center in San Francisco, home of the ANTI-GRAVITY TREADMILL. This endurance training center in Nob Hill houses a CycleOps Indoor Cycling studio, power-based fitness testing, a functional training floor, and the unique anti-gravity treadmill. This week I took a test run on this revolutionary piece of training equipment and had an incredible experience!  I’ve been trying to share my story of weightless running in class…. but it seems to be a hard concept to convey in conversation! Instead of confusing you all, I thought I’d make it this week’s blog topic. What is Anti-Gravity Running and how does it work? Read below for all the details on this dream machine….

From M2 Revolution Website:

“Get ready for access to the most cutting edge run training and injury rehab technology.  M2 Revolution now offers what until now only a small group of world class runners secretly practice – NASA technology that defies gravity.”

The Alter G-Trainer offers personalized precision un-weighting benefits that build run specific endurance without the pain and risk associated with full-weight impact on joints, bones, tendons, and muscles. With a simple touch of a button, a runner can reduce bodyweight in 1% increments, all the way up to 80% of bodyweight.

How does it work?

An air sealed cushion around a runner’s midsection uses air pressure to un-weight the runner – imagine a cork being pushed up through a wine bottle.  Meanwhile, the runner enjoys normal run range of motion – minus those pounds that the runner wishes to eliminate.

Who can benefit from running with Alter G technology?

Injured Runners

  • Rehab AND Train with your natural gait and rhythm
  • Reduce your weight to that level where impact is not harmful
  • Maintain fitness while practicing rehab
  • No more water-run drudgery!

Performance Runners

  • Add Volume without the wear and tear
  • Over-speed training
  • Active recovery runs can see quicker pace for improved turnover

Ironman & Ultra Marathoners

  • Un-weighting allows tired legs to remember quick running gait and muscle patterns
  • Add volume without destructive wear and tear

Older Runners

  • Oh to be young again!  With the Alter G, yes you can!
  • Faster and more frequent running without age’s next day penalty

Post-Surgery

  • Walking and eventually running at a fraction of your bodyweight will greatly speed your rehab and recovery period
  • Maintain basic fitness levels
  • Rehab now becomes a more positive experience
  • Interesting BLOG post on running with TWO knee replacements, must read! http://jessicafewless.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-can-run.html

Motivational

  • Run at your college weight!
  • Curious as to how losing 10 pounds would impact your running?  Touch a button and be amazed – and then motivated to drop the extra luggage

M2 Revolution provides a variety of packages for its members and visitors to take advantage of this leading edge gravity technology.  Come join us for a run, and check out M2’s power-based cycling classes while you are there.

Other interesting articles on the Alter-G Treadmill

Read more about the M2 Revolution Studio here: http://www.m2rev.com/index.html
Would you try the ANTI-GRAVITY Treadmill? Leave a comment below if you would give it a test run and why you think it would help you improve your fitness or performance. I want to know if you would be daring enough to give it a go!
Caroline Jordan Fitness Challenge of the Week: Fast and Fearless Running Workout!
Anti-Gravity Treadmill or not, you can still partake in this week’s Fast and Fearless Running Workout Challenge. Try out Set #1 for 20 minutes and give it your best. If you are feeling fiesty, continue on for set #2 and a longer 40 minute treadmill interval workout. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW when you have completed Set #1 or Set #2 of this weeks workout. I want to hear how you liked it 🙂
Fast and Fearless Treadmill Workout Challenge: 20-40 minute RUN!
Speed is just a guideline and gives you an example of how this workout can be done. Please feel free to modify/intensify to meet your running needs and just use the directions of the workout not the MPH. The entire workout can also be a power walk if you’d prefer to walk instead of run! Enjoy 🙂
Set 1. 20 minute run.
    • 0-5 minutes. Warm up with a 5 minute jog. Level 6.2 mph.
    • 5-10 minutes. Increase the pace for 5 minutes. Level 6.5 mph.
    • 10-15 minutes. Pick up the pace for another 5 minutes. Speed 6.8 mph.
    • 15-20 minutes. Just a little bit faster for another 5 minutes. Speed 7.0 mph.
    • 20-22 minutes. Rest if you need it by walking for 2 minutes. Speed 3.8-4.0 mph.

Set 2Interval time. Run 2 minutes, rest 1 minute (5 times).

    • 22-24 minutes. For 2 minutes crank up the speed. Speed 7.5
    • 24-25 minutes. Rest for 1 minute by walking or slow jog. Speed 4.0 or 6.0 mph.
    • 25-27 minutes. Increase the speed by 0.1 mph and run for 2 minutes. Speed 7.6 mph.
    • 27-28 minutes. Rest for 1 minute by walking or slow jog. Speed 4.0 or 6.0 mph.
    • 28-30 minutes. Increase the speed by 0.1 mph and run for 2 minutes. Speed 7.7mph.
    • 30-31 minutes. Rest for 1 minute by walking or slow jog. Level 4.0 or 6.0 mph.
    • 31-33 minutes. Increase the speed by 0.1 mph and run for 2 minutes. Speed 7.8 mph.
    • 33-34 minutes. Rest for 1 minute by walking or slow jog. Level 4.0 or 6.0 mph.
    • 34-36 minutes. Really crank it up now. Increase the pace by 0.2 mph and run for 2 minutes. Speed 8.0 mph.
    • 36-37 minutes.Rest for 1 minute by walking or slow jog. Level 4.0 or 6.0 mph.

The Finish.

  • 37-42 minutes. Let’s finish strong. Run at jogging speed for 5 minutes. Level 6.2 mph.
Be sure to complete your walk/run with a cooldown and stretch. Drink plenty of water and congratulate yourself for another fearless workout! Dont forget to LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW when you have completed your session. I want to hear how it went and congratulate you on your success.
Most importantly…..  TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27th is my BIRTHDAY! Join me in class for a special CELEBRATION WORKOUT. Details for all the fitness festivities can be found HERE. Party playlists, colorful spandex, and coconut water…. what more could you want?! Hope to see you there!
Thanks again for everything! Have a great week and happy running!
Caroline
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One thought on “The Anti-Gravity Treadmill and a 30 minute RUNNING workout! RUN ON AIR.

  • By Naomi - Reply

    I did 30 mins instead. It was awesome but hard on my lower back 🙁

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