Skillmill is the only non-motorized magnetic treadmill that combines power, stamina, speed and agility training. Using Skillmill in the Skillathletic classes you can participate in high-intensity workouts that offer a remarkable variety of training solutions to improve your running and to achieve your goals. For example, by training in a Fast class, you can reach new peaks of speed and coordination, without running the risk of burdening your joints and muscles, thanks to the agility components of its bottom. Similarly, to strengthen all the areas that are subject to considerable physical effort during a race, training with Brave is particularly suitable. As for any type of equipment, learning the basics of running on Skillmill and the possible exercises is essential to achieve a smooth run on this unique curved treadmill.
By setting the resistance lever with its multidrive technology gear system, it is possible to train on a scale from 0 to 10: setting the lever between 5 and 10 you can train power. Then there are the handles, both straight and curved: the latter will help you to train during strength and push exercises. The monitor in the middle of the low handle will allow you to check the main training metrics such as speed, distance, training time and watts developed to adapt the exercise to your needs.
Agility training on Skillmill will improve coordination and motor patterns with different exercises and drills such as cross-lateral running, carioca, high knees jogs, two-in-ones and two-in-twos, using the side handles to always stay firmly on the treadmill.
Continuous exercise over long periods builds up resistance. In Boost classes, you can use Skillmill to combine progressively increased distances with speed training, and improve your fitness, VO2 max and anaerobic threshold. Due to the curved surface, Skillmill engages more the core stability and balance, allowing a caloric consumption of 30% higher than the traditional motorized treadmill.
Building stamina isn’t just for endurance sports, but also for team sports such as football or tennis, where good general resistance to fatigue is essential to be competitive: the term “stamina” identifies precisely the ability to maintain over time a cardiovascular work of medium to high intensity, which also includes moments of anaerobic efforts - typically shots and jumps. Using an innovative tool like Skillmill is an invaluable help in designing specific programs aimed at the development of all the different components of fatigue resistance.
When you get on Skillmill you will notice that even the easiest cardio training is not the same as with a normal treadmill. Learning the basics of running on Skillmill and the most used training modes for each type of Skillathletic class is essential to achieve a smooth and faster run on this unique curved treadmill.
By setting the resistance lever, Skillmill will allow you to switch very quickly from race mode (low resistance, 1-3) to sprint mode without additional adjustments. The sprint is the most trained feature on the treadmill in Fast classes: it’s the no-resistance mode, so you can work on your speed dynamically. But also during some Brave classes you will train in max speed mode, and you’ll notice how much this wonderful and hellish training device will make you sweat: alternating the sprints and race modes, it allows you to work both on speed and endurance. Two birds with one stone.