Wednesday, May 02, 2018

My Competitor Running NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer Article: Should You Use This Treadmill as a Training Tool? Run the World, In Your Basement!

A first look in my article for Competitor Running, with an in depth review to come at RoadTrailRun, of the amazing NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer.  
NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer
You can literally run the world with Google Street View images, anywhere they have been captured or do video based GlobeTrek workouts on all seven continents. It all unfolds on the giant 22" screen as you run the routes, and you can plot a route and follow it anywhere Google has mapped (the entire world!). 

The treadmill deck automatically and smoothly adjusts to the actual terrain profile you are following with inclines up to 40 degrees and even declines to 6 degrees.

In my first tests I ran a portion of the Bright Angel Trail from Phantom Ranch towards the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, something I had not done live in almost 40 years. And I also ran the first two miles of the Mount Washington Auto Road race course, just as miserable virtually as for real through the wall of trees. Then I joined an iFit Coach for a rigorous GlobeTrek power walk up to a hut in Austria.
NordicTrak: iFitCoach Workout in Austria
Hundreds of video based GlobeTrek iFit Coach runs, walks, yoga, strength, HIIT, etc... workouts are also included, set in spectacular places on all 7 continents. They to follow terrain on the run. I prefer the great outdoors but when the snow is flying or it is baking out my cool dark basement is quite the place to explore the world from. Angor Wat was pretty cool and someday with lots of time on my hands I will climb all 11,000 feet of the Mont Blanc, France..while in New Hampshire.

The boredom of milling is gone forever!

My Competitor Running article is here
The X22i was provided at no charge for testing. The opinions herein are entirely the author's.
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2 comments:

Andy Highsmith said...

Curious if the runs you do on this machine can be sent to platforms like Strava?

sam winebaum said...

HI Andy,
As of right now iFit data cannot be sent automatically to Strava. There is a GPX and TCX export but for some reason in my first attempts Strava will not accept it. Am going to inquire about this with NordicTrack and try again as well.
Sam, Editor