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Research Shows VersaClimber Beats Treadmill Running and Rowing

Measuring maximum oxygen consumption during exercise is considered the gold standard indicator of cardiovascular fitness level. The greater the volume of oxygen (VO2) used, the stronger the cardiorespiratory system.  VO2 max (for maximum) is the amount of oxygen you breathe in while exercising as strenuously as you can. When you are working at a very…

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True Total-Body Workouts with VersaClimber

True Total-Body Workouts with VersaClimber

It’s probably no surprise that treadmills are the most popular cardio machines today, and have been for years. It makes sense; the movement is intuitive and accessible to virtually everyone, you can choose your impact (walking or running), and the activity is weight-bearing, which can increase caloric expenditure. But consider that the treadmill works only…

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The Benefits of Zero-Impact Training

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If you’ve worked out in the past few years, you’re likely familiar with the seemingly diehard devotion to high-intensity interval training (HIIT). True to its name, HIIT involves alternating vigorous periods of work with short recovery breaks, and then repeating the cycle again throughout the exercise session. HIIT is popular because it’s efficient and effective, which…

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Let’s Climb! – Eiffel Tower, France

LET’S CLIMB THE EIFFEL TOWER! Challenge: Your distance goal is 1,063 vertical feet – the height as the Eiffel Tower in France. How many minutes did it take you to complete this challenge? 5 min? 7 min? 11 min? Let us know by hashtagging #versaclimber @versaclimber with a photo of your time and you may be…

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Let’s Climb! – 1,000 ft. Challenge

1,000 FOOT CHALLENGE – CLIMB AS FAST AS YOU CAN UNTIL YOU REACH 1,000 FEET. MODERATELY AGGRESSIVE RPE 7-8 As you continue to train the various energy systems, your VO2 max will improve allowing you to cover more vertical feet in less time. This 1000 foot challenge is great to periodically add into your routine…

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Let’s Climb! – 10 min Aerobic Capacity Test

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10 Min Aerobic Capacity Test – 10 Min Climb as Fast as You Can Without Stopping Goal:  Most are familiar with VO2max, a measurement of endurance capacity during prolonged exercise. While testing VO2max involves specialized equipment, a standardized aerobic capacity test is a simple way to evaluate your aerobic training progress. Simply climb as high…

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Let’s Climb! – 30 min Aerobic Endurance Intervals

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30 min Aerobic Endurance Intervals 5 min easy warm up 2 min easy @ RPE 2 2 min easy-moderate @ RPE 3 1 min moderate @ RPE 4 Repeat for a total of 4 rounds 5 min easy cool down Goal: Building an aerobic base is essential for sport and overall health. Incorporating bouts of…

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