How To Use A Treadmill: Simple Steps to Fitness

How To Use A Treadmill: 3 Simple Steps to Fitness

We share with you expert advice for practical ways to get the most out of using and how to use a treadmill. This exercise equipment is a great addition to the home gym.

How to set up your treadmill

There is a metal plate at the front and back of the machine. The machine comes with a padded mat, which can be placed on the front or back side.  You will need to keep the front of the mat clear so you can see the wall in front.

Treadmill program

Start the machine and set the speed at 10% on the top dial. Next, select any exercise program on the workout screen. Start the machine and walk in place for 30 seconds. Increase the speed to 1% for 20 seconds. Then step up the speed by 5% to the highest setting. Walk for 20 seconds at the highest speed.

Step down to the slowest speed and repeat steps above. On each successive run, increase the speed by 1% at the start and increase it by 5% on each run. 

Tips to get the most out of using a treadmill: Speed up! For time-sensitive activities, a treadmill is a fantastic tool to help you get the most out of a workout. Don’t let a slow pace deter you from moving.

Encourage your family to get involved. When you or your children are motivated by the treadmill, it helps make the journey that much more enjoyable.

Warm up and cool down

You will see for yourself how simple it can be to exercise without a gym, when you know how to use a treadmill. When it comes to getting fit and healthy, there is nothing better than using the treadmill but you must always warm up and cool down safely.

Get the most out of your workout

Keep this in mind to prevent these common treadmill mistakes that will be sure to get you off track. We shared with you these tips on how to keep you motivated when using a treadmill for exercise.

These simple tips will ensure that you know the treadmill, and are on the right track and motivated for workouts, no matter how slow or fast the speed is set on your treadmill.

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Paul is a writer living in the Great Lakes Region. He dabbles in research of historical events, places, and people on his website at Michigan4You. When he isn't under a deadline, you can find him on the beach with a good book and a cold beer.

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