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Low-Tech Alternative to AlterG on Market

By Michelle Hamilton Minnesota physical therapist has invented a treadmill device that reduces a runner’s body weight by 20 to 30 pounds, decreasing the impact on the body and enabling faster workouts. Lightspeed Lift is a low-tech simulation of the AlterG treadmill, used by a wide range of athletes, from Alberto Salazar’s squad  in Oregon […]
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Duluth physical therapist develops running aid

By Kevin Pates The lighter you are the faster you can run. That’s the enticing premise for a piece of equipment developed by Duluth physical therapist Malcolm Macaulay as an aid to treadmill exercise. The Lightspeed Lift Body Weight Support System lifts approximately 15 percent of a runner’s body weight off the ground, producing a […]
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Running On Air

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror—or worse, looked down at the scale—and thought “I’m heavier than I used to be”? I have. I’ve put on about twenty pounds since my last marathon, and I can definitely feel it in my bones when I go out for a jog. That pounding, jolting feeling when I start to run makes it hard to keep going. Malcolm Macaulay, the Duluth-based physical therapist who invented the device, says that’s a common complaint.
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