Treadmill Basics

Treadmill Walking Program

Even if you are using a treadmill, just walking or running on it will not provide the results that you want. You have to follow some schedule to get the desired results. If you go to gym, you will find physical instructors giving certain guidelines to follow, that’s because these tips help define the results of a workout schedule.


Treadmill walking too has some programs meant for those who have set targets. Now treadmill can be used for various purposes. Some people walk to get rid of extra fat, some use it to get the fitness and shape, while others walk to strengthen the muscles. For every purpose there is a treadmill walking program.


Treadmill walking program for weight loss

These programs are set to burn the extra fats in the body. The exercises will stimulate the body to burn the fat accumulated. Mostly, these programs are for three months. The first month will include slow walking for five days a week. During the second month, the program will increase the speed by 2 to 3 miles and light jog can be introduced. This will be usually for fives days a week. Rest is considered important for any sort of workout. By following this regimen, you are expected to lose around 10 pounds. The next step includes quick walking at a speed of 3 to 4 miles per hour. After three months, you may find almost 20 pounds of weight loss. This regimen has to be strictly followed for another three months. During this period, the bare essentials like diet intake and fluid loss have to be monitored on a daily basis. Rest should be temporary and only to rest the muscles and the mind.