Want to Try a New Sport for 2011 – Part 2: Treadmill Workouts

The treadmill is one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment around. Look in any gym and the chances are you will see several cross trainers lined up and in use. And it is easy to understand why… Running, jogging, sprinting and walking are activities we can all do and a treadmill allows you to do all four in one straightforward routine.

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To get the most from your treadmill workout there are a few things you may not have considered…

1.       You control the Pace

With a good quality treadmill you are able to set the pace. This means that you can tailor the workout to suit your ability and deliver on your overall goals. You should avoid using the treadmill at one single speed. Variety is the key to any workout, so start off with a warm up and then try incorporating some hill climbs and descents. These will really get the heart pumping and the muscles working to the max.

2.       Get your Running Posture Right

Posture is important, particularly when you are running on a treadmill because you can be tempted to cling on to the hand rails and slouch forward. Let go, stand tall and run with a straight spine. If you are hunched over you will not be running comfortably and you could risk injury.

3.       Get Motivated

We often talk about how hard it is to stay motivated. Many of us are as keen as mustard in January to get fit and lose weight, but by Easter our good intentions have fallen by the wayside. Think about why you are running and what you want to achieve from your treadmill workout. If necessary, pin a photo of a slimmer you onto the wall in front of the unit, so as you run you can visualise how you will look with a little hard work and effort. If you find you get bored get some music on or watch TV whilst you run. This stimulation can really help you to get in a rhythm.

If you are serious about getting in shape then a treadmill is really worth some serious consideration. Running is a great exercise that can really transform the shape of your body (for the better). If you are thinking of buying a treadmill check out our quality models today.

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