What could be the best way to be active and stay fit than running for 30 minutes every day? And this is the reason why most doctors recommend you either brisk walk or run daily. However, given the tight schedule that most office-goers have and the lack of open space to run, most of us end up running on a treadmill to meet our daily dose of running. And the same happens when you are training for a marathon. But for marathon running, spending hours at a stretch on a treadmill, increasing the speed, and the elevation might not help you in meeting your target as running on a track and running on a treadmill are two different things. Moreover, most people end up hurting knees and joints while running on a treadmill as it exerts pressure on the legs and the spine. Hence, to make the most of running on a treadmill and avoid common mistakes that most people commit, Rick Muhr, Endurance and Running Coach, Boston Marathon and Octane Fitness, shares few dos and don’ts you must follow while running on a treadmill. Also read about how to use the treadmill effectively to lose weight.
In this video, Rick explains how you can run on a treadmill. This includes taking regular walk breaks, which helps a runner maintain form for longer. Also, most people get started with a predetermined speed rather than gradually increasing the speed, which is not good for the overall health including the knees. This is because, the body fails to adjust to the speed, which can lead to a sudden rise in the heart rate. Hence, always start with walking first, say for about five minutes, before you increase the speed slowly. And the same rule applies when you slow down. Here are 10 ways to get the most out of the treadmill.
NOTE: TheHealthsite.com caught up with Rick Muhr, Endurance and Running coach, Boston Marathon and Octane fitness, who was invited to Mumbai by Trinity Health Tech to promote Octane Fitness zero runner. As an endurance and marathon coach, Rick has trained many athletes and marathon runners.
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Published: December 13, 2016 12:22 pm | Updated:December 19, 2016 2:34 pm