Tips for Treadmill WorkoutsFor years I avoided the treadmill. Such an unexciting machine, I thought. But when I moved and could no longer attend my beloved kick boxing class, I begrudgingly gave the treadmill one more try.
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Not being a runner, I felt that walking on an incline would offer me the most challenge. So I ramped the incline up to 11%, bumped up the speed to 4.3 mph, and grabbed onto the console for support. Things were going well for a while, or so I thought, until a friend pointed out to me that what I was doing was all wrong. He gently suggested that I not hold onto the machine and either lower my speed or the incline so as to get the most benefit from the treadmill. My pride caused me to foolishly ignore his advice and, after all, I wasn't alone in this. Many of my fellow treadmill runners in the gym were doing the same thing and we couldn't all be wrong, could we? However, after one more nudging, I did a little research for myself and here's whatRead More »from How to Maximize Your Treadmill Workout