Treadmill Guides

Exercising The Right Way On A Treadmill

You know what they say: “You get the most out of anything if you do it properly.” Exercising the right way on a treadmill is no different. If you want to get the most enjoyment and benefit out of treadmill exercise, then do it the right way.

Here are some times to help you maximize the health benefits of treadmill exercise

1. Footwork As your foot comes forward and your heel strikes the ground, here’s what you do: raise your toes and roll forward onto the outside of your foot (but keep the entire shoe sole on the ground). As your foot passes under your body, straighten your knee and press the ground with the ball of your foot, maintaining pressure until your toes leave the ground. Do this for the entire duration of your run.

2. Hip rotation
Walk from your waist, allowing your hips to rotate naturally with the forward and backward movement of your legs. Meanwhile, your shoulders should stay relaxed and facing forward.

3. Arm swing As your hips and legs swing, let your arms do the same at your sides in the same forward-backward direction. As you increase your speed, bend your arms at a right angle and swing them faster in rhythm with your legs.

If you do all of the above religiously, you’ll be fit quickly. Elaine Ward of NARWF says that to get the most out of your walking routine, you have to consider the way your torso is positioned, how your foot touches the ground and how your arms swing. The above tips should be able to help you do just that.