Routines, types and advantages of treadmills
Treadmills are a planet. We found many types and routines that will make your workouts considerably more varied than if you just went for a run, not to mention the benefits of folding treadmills, which will take up virtually no space at home. More and more treadmill enthusiasts are opting for treadmills, so we are going to discover their advantages, the types of treadmills and the best routines so that you know how to benefit from training on the treadmill throughout your training.
Advantages of treadmills
Without a doubt, the enormous advantage of treadmills is that we save each and every one of the obstacles in the street, from loose dogs or pedestrian crossings that cut the pace to people who have to overcome, without forgetting the inclement weather (wind, rain, cold, heat…). You don’t have to worry about whether you’re going to step into a sinkhole or any other obstacle, making it the ideal instrument to improve your running technique, especially in matters such as paddling, something that we’ll be able to export to our outdoor career.
Another interesting aspect is fat burning. Cardiovascular exercise is essential to lose weight, and a treadmill will help us. They are simple to use, comfortable, you can easily continue your evolution day after day, it will notify you with total precision of the distance covered, speed, etc., and let you do other things while you run. We don’t talk about running while you listen to music or your favorite podcast: you can run while watching TV, or even while you read.
Types of treadmills
We have multiple types of treadmills, and depending on the type of exercise you do, it is preferable to choose one or the other. The most basic are the non-motorized treadmills, which advance by the contact of the foot with the treadmill. For ease of movement, they are inclined and lighter than treadmills with a built-in motor. These allow us to set a speed that is always and in all circumstances incessant -the minimum speed is usually 1 km/h-, but the enormous advantage is that they allow us to walk smoothly.
Finally, there are the treadmills themselves, which can reach speeds of up to 22 km/h. They are similar to those of motorized walking, although in treadmills the engine is more powerful, so we can achieve higher speeds. According to the type of treadmill we will be able to see on screen the speed we are carrying, the time, the training, the inclination -you can run smoothly or on slopes-, the calories we have burned, the routine and, in some models, even the heart rate.
Tricks and routines for running on a treadmill
One of the great advantages of the treadmill is its simplicity for interval training. It is a routine in which every now and then we increase or increase the speed of the belt, so that certain intervals are really demanding while others allow us to recover the air until the next interval. Another version is the sprints: thirty seconds at maximum speed and twenty or thirty seconds of total rest, on a fixed side of the belt. This last routine can also be done with the inclined treadmill, increasing the complexity, running for 1 minute and recovering another 60 or 90 seconds.
Many times we focus on the number of kilometres covered, but quantity is not the same as quality, a quality that is reflected in the intensity: the more intensity, the more we will take advantage of the training. Most treadmills come with built-in routines, which can also be useful when filling out our workouts. It is essential to alternate different routines in order not to fall into monotony, so that you can add changes or variations to the tape sessions.