Tips and questions on how to exercise on your equipment
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By Stan Saryhin
#5 Treadmills are excellent providers of cardiovascular workout as well as an efficient way for weight lose. There are, in fact, a number of treadmill exercises from which you may choose that is suitable for the requirements of your body. These exercises will be discussed in this article.

Exercises for Beginners

Included in the beginner treadmill exercises are jogging, walking, and jogging or walking on a slight incline. Based on the goals that you may contemplate, it is always significant to have different cardiovascular intensity that is lower for endurance or higher for weight loss.


Intermediate Treadmill Workouts

Users of intermediate treadmill typically used this machine as part of the overall routine of your physical fitness. You may utilize the preprogrammed routines of the treadmill to operate, perform intervals, and make use of the incline settings of the treadmill.

Advanced Exercises

Keep in mind that more advanced exercises or workouts on treadmill are perfect for the athletes, the physical fitness experts, and the health-conscious individuals. It is always crucial that you know your own limitation in physical activities. Advanced runners should best go for great exercises such as high intensity hill workouts and interval sprints. Note that treadmill along with endurance can be utilized in adding muscle to your calves and glutes.

Hand Weights or Dumbbells

This exercise can be done by raising and lowering your hand weights, that is from five to 10 pounds, while walking along. You may begin to take it slowly and increase your speed if you are already used of hanging onto your treadmill bars. You will really have a good lower and upper body at the end of your vigorous walk.

Backward Walks

You are actually making a challenge on to the muscles in your legs to move in an uncommon manner. In executing this exercise, you have to make a slow start and be extra careful in balancing. Refrain from holding the rails of the treadmill if you walk backward to prevent any incidence of serious injury.

Speed Intervals

Warm up exercises are always crucial prior to any form of workout. One of these workouts in stretching which helps loosen you muscles. Consider the speed intervals exercises once you have stretched your body. According to experts, fast walk or run should be done carefully for about two minutes and repeat this for about eight times.

Incline Intervals

Incline intervals treadmill exercises are highly regarded the best way in getting aerobic exercises just before executing incline intervals. Set the incline on your treadmill to certain level that you are comfortable with and start to walk for about five minutes. Lessen the speed of the machine back to its normal speed and make a walk for additional five minutes. Repeat this for two more times to get the maximum benefit of this exercise.

Generally, good treadmill exercises need not be boring since there are several fun and challenging exercise routines that you may choose to execute to keep your body and mind sound and in shape.
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By john89
#1272 Walk-jog workout: Once you're feeling a bit more comfortable on the treadmill, give this workout that mixes walking and jogging a chance. The 60-minute workout alternates between walking briskly, jogging, and running slowly; plan to burn around 300 calories.
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By john89
#1340 The sideways shuffle. Who says you have to walk forward on a treadmill? Try side stepping instead to work your hips, inner and outer thighs, calves, abs, and obliques! Alexandra Allred, certified fitness instructor and member of the first U.S. women's bobsled team, recommends the sideway shuffle to challenge your balance, strength — and your mind. It's easy to do, too! With your right hand on the rail in front of you and your left hand on the left railing, turn out to the left so that the left railing is now in front of your body.

"At the very instant you step to the left, turn sideways," Allred says. "Just as you would trot/shuffle on the flat ground, you make the same shuffle motion — clicking foot to foot, moving sideways — but its a whole new ball game."

Just remember to do an equal amount of time on your left side as you do your right side, and start at a slow pace, she says. As you get better at the move, you can bump up the speed and the resistance for a challenge.