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We all know that a treadmill can help us get fit and stay in shape. It can come in handy when you can t gather enough motivation to walk or run outside. Walking on a treadmill may seem simple but it can still lead to a number of injuries if you do not follow the right technique.
This video is a compilation of hilarious falls on a treadmill. You will find people jumping on a treadmill, getting on it with heels and bouncing back into the air. It may seem funny to watch people run on the treadmill and then lose their balance and fall sideways but you cannot help and yell 'ouch' seeing some of them fall flat on their face. Don't miss out on the comic fall of the Arab guy wearing a long gown or the woman running in heels and having a epic fall. However, treadmills are not all that dangerous. All you need to know is the correct way of walking or running on them.
Here are a few tips you need to keep in mind while walking or running on a treadmill to avoid injuries and falls. You may also read 5 essential tips to run better.
Increase your speed gradually
Only graduate to a treadmill once you have developed your base with walking or running outdoors. Always run on a speed you are comfortable with. Accelerating your speed as soon as you start running can lead to injuries. Also read how to use the treadmill effectively.
Avoid landing with your heels or toes on a treadmill
You are following a wrong technique if you are landing on a treadmill with your heels or your toes. Make sure to land on your midsole while running on a treadmill.
Don t wear wrong shoes
Make sure that you are wearing the right shoes while you get on a treadmill. Opt for shoes with extra padding on the soles to protect your foot and heels from the high impact.
Don t look at your feet
Looking at your feet while walking on a treadmill can cause you to lose balance and fall. It can also strain your neck, your back and the rest of your body. Also know if walking, jogging or running outside is better than treadmill.
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