As far as gym equipment goes, this is old but a goody – but have we really untapped the full potential of the treadmill? Apparently not!
“Most of us just use the treadmill to warm up and cool off before and after a workout or jump on it for a solid walk or run,” said National Fitness Manager Genesis Health + Fitness Sam Merza.
“What a lot of people don’t know is that you can actually make the treadmill your complete workout because it’s surprisingly versatile and can be a great option when you don’t have a lot of time to spare on the move. different equipment on the gym floor. It is also a great winter option to train in your training on days when the weather is not appealing for an outdoor run.
“The biggest general tip for using treadmills is to remember that they will actually ‘turn’ your feet for you on a 0% incline. To counter this, make sure you always use them with at least 1% incline to better mimic road running.
“Plus, your hamstrings are needed more while sprinting than when you are jogging. For more balance, be sure to include sprints in your time on the treadmill sometimes. “
Here’s Sam’s 20-minute all-in-one treadmill sweating workout – give it a whirl the next time you’re at the gym: