How Can I Get A Better Treadmill Workout?
You could run faster, or you could run longer, but if you aren’t using the incline feature on your treadmill, you could be missing out on a much more effective and challenging workout.
Don't make the mistake of keeping your treadmill incline set at zero all the time. There are several good reasons to use that incline.
Using the incline means that you will burn more calories. It's as simple as that. If you have a goal of weight loss, you should be challenging yourself to burn more calories by increasing speed and incline. Of course, you don't want to over do it, but if you’re not challenging yourself, you will not lose weight.
Will Using A Steep Incline Hurt My Knees?
No, in fact, it may be easier on them. Use common sense, though, and pay attention to your body. When you up the incline, lower the speed initially. See how it feels, and then increase speed.
There are other reasons to increase the incline on your treadmill workout. You will increase your overall endurance. This is good if you plan on running any races. Try varying your speed and incline throughout your workout.
You will also tone your body better by increasing incline. You will work glutes and hamstrings while you are burning those calories. In addition, you will strengthen your heart and lungs.
The incline feature on your treadmill can really take your workout to the next level, aiding in weight loss, increasing endurance, and toning up your lower body.
If you still aren’t sure how to up your treadmill workout, attend a TREK class at the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo. TREK is a group fitness class designed to add an element of camaraderie to treadmill enthusiasts’ workouts.