The treadmill is one the most famous and effective workout equipments. Using this machine can be fun and gets results. You can use it for a wide range of reasons, you could use it to burn fat and lose weight, or you could use it as a way to get into a better shape and improve your cardiovascular fitness level.
Why do I love the running on a treadmill?
Well, let me count the ways. First of all running on a treadmill is actually safer than running outside. This machine offers a more controlled environment where you couldn’t be taken by surprise by any outside influence. If you have a treadmill, you can jump in and have your workout done, regardless of the weather outside or if is it day or night. Thus its convenience makes it the surest way to keep on running when the out-door is no longer an option.
Treadmill running can also perfect for beginner runners, because it gives you the opportunity to start off slow and decreases the risk of injury. Here a few guidelines to help you with your treadmill training:
1- Know your equipment
Before you jump on the treadmill, you should have a clear idea about its functions and gadgets. Don’t rush yourself into the training. Educate yourself first by checking out the different statistics on the control panel. You should also get a sense of how it feel to be on the treadmill-just walk on it and list your observations and insights.
2- Work on your running form
Running on a treadmill is an excellent time to work on enhancing your running form. Unlike running outside, training indoor gives the opportunity to check with yourself if you are doing it the right way. You could have a mirror near by; or if you are more serious, you could videotape the session and analyze it later.
3- Vary your intensity:
A big mistakes made by many runners is sticking to the same pace throughout the workout. Not only this is a waste of time, you won’t be getting the most out of your training session. The more intense your workout, the more benefits you will reap.
You could vary the intensity of the training by either doing manually or by using the preset running program already installed on the machine. Just keep on trying different training programs and find what works the best for you.
4- Make your running enjoyable
Training indoor can be boring and mind-numbing. Therefore, you should make it a priority to create the most pleasant training experience possible. You could do this by listening to inspiring music; challenging yourself and rewarding yourself when you start detect apparent progress. Get to know what motivates the best then amplify the process for maximum results.