There’s one piece of equipment you just can’t resist – yep, that’s the treadmill. People who hate running particularly benefit from this because they don’t even have to literally run miles to lose weight. You can control the speed, the warm-up and cool-down period, the incline, and even the energy spend. They are very easy to use.
However, if it is not used correctly, you may not get any benefit from it at all. So for starters, here are the major treadmill mistakes you have to avoid as discussed by certified fitness pro Linda Melone on Prevention:
10 Treadmill Mistakes You’re Making
A treadmill comes in handy for those dark, cold days when you can’t gather up the motivation to walk or run outside. Using one seems simple enough, but you can still develop bad habits that can sabotage your results—and even lead to injury. Here are the 10 most common treadmill blunders and how to correct them: Read more…
Additionally, fitness trainer Martina Zand compiled these three common mistakes you’re probably doing on the treadmill, including some tips on how to fix them:
3 Mistakes You’re Making On The Treadmill + How To Fix ‘Em
While there’s a bit of a “rivalry” between treadmill and outdoor runners, it’s hard to deny that treadmills are a practical way to get in a quick run when you’re busy, not close to a beautiful park or the weather is unkind. So for those times when a treadmill is unavoidable (or your first choice!), here are fours mistakes you might be making on the machine, and how to fix them to make sure you get a great workout every single time. Read more…
And lastly, Pop Sugar compiled the things you can do to burn more calories, strengthen your muscles, and increase your speed on the treadmill – pretty much a few tips to maximize your gains, just like going out for a walk or a run:
The Next Time You Hop On the Treadmill, Do This to Burn More Calories
Chillier Fall air, possible thunderstorms, and unpredictable weather as well as less sunlight this time of year may be one reason to take refuge in your trusty ol’ gym. Treadmills might feel safer and more controlled, but you might even find the workout feels a little easier. Don’t sell yourself short! Use these tips to upgrade your treadmill time and maximize the benefits of your run. Read more…
So yes, you can get the most out of your indoor walk or run and torch a lot of calories. Just take note of these major treadmill mistakes, and make sure you won’t commit them!
The only downside of treadmills is that they are quite expensive, but they’re a good thing to invest in especially if you’re a busy person and you can only work out at home.
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