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Get the Most Out of Your Treadmill Workout!

If the weather does not permit you to have your regular running routine, what is the next best thing to do? Run on the treadmill! But there are times that it just doesn't seem enough. Read on to know how you maximize your time on the treadmill.

1

Alternate between running moderately and, for a few minutes, more quickly.

Alternate between running moderately and, for a few minutes, more quickly.

During shorter training hours, this is preferred over running at a consistent pace.

Doing intervals increases the intensity of your workout. As a result, you burn more calories and lose weight. You also become a faster and stronger runner.

2

Raise the incline.

Raise the incline.

Do this if you want to pack more power in your lower body. Running on a hill-like environment targets your thighs and calves, and even your butt. In addition, it helps prevent shin splints.

Don't worry because a lot of the treadmills has the incline feature already. Read about it in this review of one of the most liked treadmills on the market today.

3

Let go of the handles.

Let go of the handles.

Of course, you have to prioritize your safety. But practice running with your hands-free and get more benefits for your upper body, specifically your biceps, triceps, and shoulders. The need to balance also helps you tone your core.

4

Increase your speed steadily.

Increase your speed steadily.

Running faster burns more calories. We all know it's as simple as that. Manage your speed throughout your workout by starting with brisk walking. After a few minutes, push a little more until your speed reaches 5 ot 8 mph, or whatever speed is still comfortable for you.

5

Do walking lunges.

Do walking lunges.

Contrary to popular belief, you can do more than just walking or running on a treadmill.

You can incorporate walking lunges in your workout. Do this by simply slowing down, taking wider steps, and lunging forward with every step. The benefit? Tones legs and butt.

6

Run longer.

Run longer.

If your schedule permits and on days that you are not doing intervals, it's good to run longer at a consistent speed. Picture this: running for 30 minutes at about 10 minutes per mile burns almost 300 calories, and an hour-long run burns more than 500 calories!