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Old 03-14-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Beware, kids......'tis the ides of March!
Today's Tip is about getting the most out of a treadmill workout.


USING A TREADMILL

First of all, be sure to consult your doctor before starting any exercise program. If you feel dizzy, lightheaded or out of breath while exercising, stop immediately.
  • Try varying your program ~ treadmills can get boring.
  • Take it slowly. Begin with an easy workout, 3 times a week, and work your way up. If you try too hard too soon, you may strain a muscle or feel discouraged from trying to do too much too soon.
  • To burn fat, jog [or walk] at a moderate intensity. To improve your cardiovascular fitness and gain stamina, run at intervals between higher intensity and lower intensity. Quality is more important than quantity for cardiovascular fitness. (Basically, it's more valuable to train harder for somewhat shorter periods of time.)
  • To burn even more calories, alter the incline settings every 2 minutes to go up 3%, until you get to around 12-15%. Hold it until you feel ready to come back down, and then repeat the sequence coming down in percentage.
  • Don't do it every day. You'll lose interest and working out will no longer be fun. Do it every other day or 3 times a week.
More info: How to Use a Treadmill - wikiHow
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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Right on the mark for the thread meal workout! Great tip
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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This is not a useful tip for me,,,,, I don't use a treadmill at anytime.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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I dont have a treadmill , But also thank you ...
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I have this elliptical that's just begging for me to ride it! LOL!
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Eh.. I'm like Aksarben, I don't need a treadmill, I get enough exercise walking to the refrigerator to get beer, and my arms get enough exercise operating the remote control...

Just kidding, I do walk a lot, and I lift weights.. no, not 12-packs of beer, real steel weights on a barbell.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:52 AM
 
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
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I use to try and get on it daily then it gradually went to just a few times a week and then perhaps once a week and then possibly a couple times a month and then ..........well I don't remember
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: USA
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No treadmill here either (thank goodness). I don't need something else to dust
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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There also good for hanging or draping clothes over them

Last edited by BigMike50; 03-15-2011 at 06:52 AM..
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:05 AM
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We have a treadmill.

Great tips. It does get boring!
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