Treadmill Workouts For All

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Treadmill Workouts For All by Saurya Ghosal

Treadmill workouts include walking, jogging or running exercises that are performed on a treadmill machine. Treadmill workouts are one of the best ways to get in shape and improve cardiovascular fitness. They work many muscle groups and stimulate the release of extra endorphins and burn calories which makes the individual feel great after the workout.  

Treadmill workouts are a good form of exercise for people with diseases such as osteoporosis, hypertension and chronic back pain. Long and easy running is the easiest exercise for treadmill workouts.

During treadmill workouts time can move slowly, but by putting some fun into treadmill workouts with music and videos it becomes more fun. Workouts can be performed in the morning, afternoon, evening or when the user is in a mood to perform workouts on a treadmill.

Treadmills include numerous workout programs and can be used by sports people to improve the skills relevant to their sport.

For example, walking backwards on a treadmill, commonly known as ‘retro’, helps to achieve coordination, balance and strength. This form of workout is very useful for ballroom dancers or people who need to balance themselves while performing tasks related to moving backwards, jumping backwards, etc. Total time a user can spend performing this treadmill workout is around 10-15 minutes.

Another treadmill workout exercise is the ‘trail hike’. Workouts of this form enable the user to work on a variety of muscle groups or to train for a challenging hike. This treadmill workout is performed by using the treadmill's pre-set programs or manually varying the incline. Treadmill workouts of this form can be performed for 30-45 minutes.

‘Technique check’ treadmill workouts enable the individual to develop efficient walking technique. This workout can be performed by walking at various paces with mirrors in front of and to the side to check technique, posture, arm carriage, foot action, etc. Users can perform this form of treadmill workout for about 30-60 minutes.

Training for a marathon or long walk can be done through ‘the academic reward’ treadmill workout. The treadmill is set to a slow pace and the user walks for 2 hours or more on the treadmill.

Setting the treadmill at a pace of 140 strides or more per minute is known as the ‘quick step’ treadmill workout. This form of treadmill workout enables users to walk quickly and prevents boredom. This treadmill workout can be performed for 45 minutes.

‘Fartlek’ is a treadmill workout that alternates fast and slow paced walking for a great cardiovascular workout. Treadmill workouts of this form are performed by walking on a treadmill at a very fast pace and then slowing down.

‘Short circuit’ treadmill workouts provide a mix of aerobic and strength training by means of walking at a comfortable pace for 5 minutes, stepping off and doing 1 minute of circuit exercises.

‘Stretch’ treadmill workout is a mix of aerobic training and gentle stretching. This treadmill workout is performed by walking on the treadmill for 10 minutes, stepping off and stretching for 10 minutes and then again continuing walking.

Another form of treadmill workout is the ‘mediation walk’ which offers total relaxation by lighting some candles, incense and walking stress away.

Treadmill workouts enable users to burn calories, lose weight and achieve results that they desire.

Saurya Ghosal for www.treadmill-walking.com. Copyright
2005


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