Treadmills are the most popular gym equipment in the United States, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. It’s no wonder. Treadmills are an easy, great way to get fit. For one, you never have to worry about bad weather, dark hazardous streets or busy roads without sidewalks. Plus, since most people work regular jobs 10 hours or more daily, it can be impossible to find time to walk or run outdoors during daylight hours. The only downside to your treadmill routine is that, well, it can get more than a little routine. It can be downright boring!
The worst part is sticking with the same treadmill workout day in and day out, is eventually brings diminishing returns. REMEMBER you have to challenge your muscles (heart included) to continue reaping the benefits of exercise and burn off fat. Here are 5 ways to boost your burn and get twice to three times the results putting in the same amount of time and Don’t worry! You don’t have to sprint or run to see belly fat melting results!
Stop Coasting Through Workouts!
Walking or running on a treadmill is much easier than walking or running outdoors. The reason? You don’t have to fight wind or air resistance to move forward. You’re also not naturally propelling your body forward. On a treadmill with the incline set at 0% you are practically coasting. You just need to pick up your feet and almost glide downhill. You would get almost the same results standing at your desk.
You need at least a 1% incline to match the efforts of walking or jogging outside on an outdoor track. Simulate the great outdoors by clicking your elevation up a notch or by increasing your speed by about 0.1 to 0.3 miles per hour.