X-1 Audio can’t be slowed down, as the company has some serious momentum with its new headsphones. These sport-specific earbuds are designed so that cyclists and runners (or anyone else) can still hear ambient noise while enjoying the tunes. The open ear design allows for that ambient noise from cars and other people to get through, and while maybe not ideal for those looking to escape the world it could be the difference between hearing the approaching car or getting run down.
The Momentum earbuds aren’t exactly rugged designs but do feature an Ingress Protection Rating of IP4 so these can endure sweat and rain without worry.
Century Cycles proudly reported that more than 4,000 students hit the bikes to ride some 50,000 miles and burn nearly a million calories in the 6th Annual Bike to School Challenge (BTS), which took place from May 6-24 of this year. In all Northeast Ohio students biked 57,627 miles and set a new record. Press release after the jump
We do love our first person shooter video games, but these don’t really provide much of a workout. While we’ve worked up a sweat from playing these it isn’t the kind of “good sweat” that you get from actually running around. Tek Recon could be the new ultimate first person shooter.
It isn’t as messy as paintball and doesn’t really require a special place to play like laser tag. This game has players use special “blasters” that shoot soft projectiles up to 75 feet, while these can be integrated with an iOS or Android device that provides a heads up display, radar tracking and even in-game chat. The result is an action game that is very much like a video game but one that requires real world activity.
The developers are now engaged in a Kickstarter campaign. We think of this as their way of doing a little recon for Tek Recon. Video after the jump
The Chicago bicycle club is looking to narrow the distance between faiths through an interfaith bicycle ride. On Sunday, June 30 Chicago area Jews and Muslims are offered the chance to hit the road with The Chainlink: A Chicago Bicycling Online Community, which is managed by Julie Hochstadter.
Riders will meet at the The Muslim Community Center at noon and ride to several synagogues and mosques in Morton Grove, Skokie and Evanston for a 15-mile, family-friendly ride. There are plans to tour a LEED-certified synagogue in Evanston and for a kosher ice cream stop at Chocolate Shoppe in Skokie.
The party won’t stop – the video game fitness party that is. Majesco Entertaiment Company announced today that Zumba Fitness World Party will launch in October for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii U and Wii game systems. This fitness game will also arrive later this year for the upcoming Xbox One from Microsoft.
The new game promises to deliver more than 40 high-energy routines with an international soundtrack featuring Lady Gaga, Pitbull and Daddy Yankee, and allow gamers to burn up to 1,000 calories per hour. Read the rest of this entry »
The European Cyclists’ Federation (EFC) has announced a new partnership with the International Sport and Culture Association that includes a 1 million euro grant from the European Union budget that will be used for the 2013 edition of MOVE Week, which will take place in October.
This annual Europe-wide event is an integral part of the NowWeMove (2012-2020) Campaign, which promotes the benefits of being active and participating regularly in sport and physical activity. A wide range of promoters of physical activity will be supporting MOVE Week 2013 including individuals, non-governmental organizations, schools, companies and municipalities from all European countries.
This offers advice on reasons to start being active, and how just swapping 30 minutes of TV for 30 minutes of activity can go a long way. We see this as the beginning of a serious MOVEMENT towards better health across Europe.
There are various types of machines in gymnasium that can prove to be dangerous and the details of the same is provided in the following infographic.
The behind the neck shoulder machine can cause impingement as it puts too much stress on the shoulder joint. The rotary torso machine if done in an inefficient manner can lead to the torque on the spine.
Another dangerous machine is seated back extension that put stress on the lumbar spine. Seated leg press is a machine that causes lots of pressure on the joints of the knee and the lower back is stressed as well. The leg extension machine is used for the seated exercise and can lead to the problems of knee and can even cause torn meniscus. Read the rest of this entry »
Sure an old clothes line can be used to “jump rope,” but the CrossRope system promises to be so much more. The CrossRope features cables tailored to specific training needs, while the system’s handles are so much more than just plastic rods. The multi-piece sets ensure that users will have the right cables – with varying weight and resistance – for the workout. This is one system that essentially hops to it! Video after the jump
From Giz Mag: JF-Kit House makes you pedal for your breakfast
The JF-Kit House, by Spanish-based Elii Architecture, is an off-grid home concept which envisions occupants using exercise to offset their energy needs. To its credit, Elii Architecture makes it clear right off the bat that the JF-Kit House isn’t intended to be considered as suitable for human habitation yet. Rather, the architects did some brainstorming and imagined how our homes may evolve in a future of rapidly decreasing fossil-fuel resources. This was then used this as a jumping-off point to let imaginations run wild. Read the rest of this entry »
SOS means many things. It is the universal distress and it does remind us of that kind of lame song by The Police. But the SOS Rehydration Drink is the only product to use the World Health Organization’s oral rehydration standards. This isn’t just another energy or sports drink, as it can reportedly enhance the body’s water absorption process by mixing the correct amount of electrolytes and sugars. The SOS has only 25 calories per serving and a low osmolality of 230 Osm/L to more effectively transport water into the body. It can thus be used before, during or after exercise to aid rehydration and recovery. Video after the jump
Many people try to get away from it and get off the grid, but those who suffer from muscle pain may want to get on the GRID Mini, a personal foam roller that can help increase the flow of blood and oxygen through the muscle and provide better circulation with increased elasticity. The GRID Mini from Trigger Point Performance Therapy thus provides a personal targeted massage. It is just five inches tall by 5.5 inches in diameter and thus ready to roll with you. It was introduced at the recent IHRSA Fitness Tradeshow in Las Vegas and is now being “rolled out.” Video after the jump
We’ve seen minimal shoes but then there is the Merrell Vapor Glove Shoe, which its makers call “the most minimal show Merrell has ever made.” It is reportedly half the weight of weight of a regular running shoe at just 6 ounces on each foot. It thus gives a true “barefoot” feel while still providing protection from sharp rocks and other debris you might encounter. In other words this could be for the runner who wants to go barefoot but isn’t quite there.