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Inspiring Tips For A Perfect Treadmill Workout
Workout plays a significant role when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise may not only help you in maintaining weight but also assist you in getting rid of many medical concerns. Isn't it? Read ON!
With that being said, working out regularly is not enough. Instead, doing exercises in the right way is the primary concern.
In the present era, people are very committed to hitting the gym regularly and taking a proper nutritional diet. But, they still find it challenging to get the desired results. So, what could be the possible reason behind the challenge they face?
Here is the answer- The lack of knowledge about a perfect workout.
A few of you reading this article might also be facing the same issue, but you do not have to worry anymore.
This article will throw light on how you can maximize your workout by incorporating a perfect treadmill workout in your routine.
But, before we move forward, here is a tip for you- Do not let the unfavourable weather upset your routine. Get a treadmill on rent and perform the workout indoors.
Now, let’s get started.
#1. Get Yourself the Right Pair of Shoes
You must be thinking about why I started with this. Now, who does not have a pair of nice shoes? Do not panic. Having a nice pair of shoes is okay. I hope you get some more of those good looking pairs. But, when you are working out, especially taking a run on a treadmill, it does not matter if your pair of shoes is nice or not. What matters is their level of comfort. Wearing the proper workout attire can reduce the danger of any possible injuries. If you do not find how the right shoes can be so important with workouts, Lilly Harvey's articles on footwear and injuries will drastically change your mind.
Yes!! Now you got it right. Make sure that the shoes you wear while walking or taking a run on a treadmill are comfortable. Since wearing a wrong pair might have adverse effects on your joints, foot and knees.
Thus, the next time you decide to take a walk or run on a treadmill, get yourself a pair of comfortable shoes first.
#2. Take Incline Walks
To get more of your treadmill workout, make sure you set the equipment to an incline of at least one or two. Walking on zero incline is even easier than walking outside. So, an incline of one or two sets a comparable pace to walking outdoors.
I know, many of you must be wondering about pushing off or propelling your body while walking on an incline. Well, do not worry. This is not how it works. Since the belt on a treadmill beneath you moves, you do not need to put an extra effort to walk.
Also, this will help in increasing your strength.
#3. Change your Treadmill Workout Routine
For those who see treadmill as a piece of equipment used only for running, I have something significant to share. Yes, it is true that we all use it for either walking or running but do you know that it can be used to perform different workouts?
To bring to your notice, you may use it for doing walking lunges, rotational lunges, and squats. So, the next time you are done with your running session. Jump onto these exercises. Add these at your own pace but make sure you advance your workout by changing your treadmill workout routine.
Mixing your regular treadmill workout with other exercises will eventually build a strong foundation for better running.
#4. Warm-Up and Cool Down
I have seen many people arriving at the gym, keeping their essentials safe and then starting to run. This is now how you do it. Since your muscles need time to loosen up and your body needs to activate itself for what is about to come (of course an intense running session), make sure you warm your body up.
Also, once you are done with your intense running session, do not simply stop the treadmill. Instead, take time to cool your body down and slow the speed of the treadmill for the last few minutes, allowing your heart rate to get back to normal.
Tip to take: While increasing your heart rate during the middle, make sure you mix both running and walking.
#5. Run Backwards
Most of the people usually step on a treadmill, complete their walking or running session and get down. Well, this is good to go with. But if you want to take your treadmill workouts to the next level, then you may consider running backwards at an incline.
Running backwards on a treadmill will enhance your hamstrings and glutes.
Be it hitting the gym or working out outdoors; one can find people of all ages. The only thing to be considered by anyone (male/female/young/old) while working out is the right way of doing any specific exercise.
Since this article covers tips for a perfect treadmill workout, which is very common among people of all ages, I hope you might now be able to make the most of your running or walking session on a treadmill.
If you have already been using a treadmill for a while now, make sure you are on the right track with all the points mentioned above. But, if you are new to the world of fitness, and it is your first time on a treadmill, do not worry and perform your workout by considering the shared tips.
Also, if you have any other tips about a perfect treadmill workout, feel free to share the same in the comment section below.
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Any facts, figures or references stated here are made by the author & don't reflect the endorsement of iU at all times unless otherwise drafted by official staff at iU. This article was first published here on 13th September 2019.