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How to Use a Treadmill
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Walk with your hand on your head. Raising your arm over your head during speed walking improves training and maximizes calories burned. It raises your heartbeat, makes your workout more difficult and strengthens your upper body. In addition to holding the arm on the head for a long time, try moving the arm up and down with each stride.
Add upper body exercises to treadmill training. Consider including an upper body routine in your treadmill training by performing a chest press and triceps press using a handrail. Turn off the belt or lower the belt on the side track of the treadmill.
Grasp the front rail and spread your hand as long as the rail length allows. Bend your arms and bring your upper body closer to the front rail and display panel, perform a standing chest press, and push yourself up so your arms are straight.
Face the back of the treadmill, stretch your arms and grab the handrail. Perform another set of chest presses using push-up exercises.
Overhead triceps press with dumbbells.
Grab a lightweight pair such as 3 pounds or 5 pounds and press your biceps while walking to strengthen your upper body.
Walk sideways. After grabbing the usual walking tips on a treadmill, consider lateral walking or consider walking with a slow side shuffle. Lying on the belt and sidesteps at a speed of 1 to 1.5 miles (1.6 to 2.4 km) per hour. Use handrails when starting shuffle to keep balance.
Start by walking on the treadmill as usual. When walking straight, hold the handrail forward and grab the handrail toward you. Shuffle in different directions in one simple step. If you are unsure, move on a flat surface.
Walk the same time on both sides to work your muscles evenly.
Walk backwards. Start walking normally on the treadmill. Make sure the speed is set to less than 2.5 miles per hour (4.0 km). Hold and turn the rail on the side you are facing, just as you did when you moved to side shuffle. To maintain balance when turning from the shuffle position to the backward walking position, reach and hold the other side rail.
Use a high tilt setting to maximize leg training.
Switch back and forth every 2 minutes to confuse the routine and exercise different muscles.
Consider registering for a class or purchasing a treadmill training video. Check if there is a treadmill class at the local gym. If you enjoy social settings, classes will help you continue to engage in exercise routines. If you are using a treadmill at home, watch a workout video that provides a challenging and unexpected way to use the treadmill to fit the pace and order designed by fitness professionals.