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….
“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?
- 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!
- 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
- Oh to be young again! With the Alter G, yes you can!
- Faster and more frequent running without age’s next day penalty
- 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
- 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
- Alter-G G-Trainer Anti-Gravity Treadmill (YouTube)
- Lab Rat: Tread Lightly – With the help of a gravity-busting treadmill, the Lab Rat endangers a world record
- 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 2: Interval 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.
- 37-42 minutes. Let’s finish strong. Run at jogging speed for 5 minutes. Level 6.2 mph.