Treadmill Basics

Treadmill Training Tips and Advice

Treadmill exercise and training tips may differ according to different individuals. This is because individuals may differ as per their fitness level, lifestyle, genetics, health factors, eating habits, age, fitness goals and time commitment. Such tips and advices are designed to help one get stronger and one is taught to manipulate training intensities, volume and other variables in the most beneficial manner.

These tips generally outline the amount of exercises one should do, repetitions of such exercises and the frequency at which these exercises are carried out. The tips also cover the   specific motions and the exercises that one should cover and the intensity with which they should be carried out.

There are many advantages of training on a treadmill. One of the most important advantages, which attract people, is that training on a treadmill will improve physical appearance and health. People perform workouts, in order to become stronger and look healthier.

There is a general belief that physical metabolism improves after intensive workouts and that the body will perform more efficiently and burn calories better. Following the training tips helps to reduce the risk of injury while working out. This is important especially for women who lose bone density with the beginning of menopause. It should be remembered that with increase in muscle strength, bones also become stronger and that there is less risk of breaking of such bones.

Many leading health and fitness experts have different opinions on which exercise is ideal for specific purposes. However, all of them are of the same opinion on the objectives of treadmill training exercises. These exercises are mentioned below:

Improvement of delivery of oxygen and metabolic activity of the body
Building endurance and strength
Decrease of body fat
Improved movements in muscles and joints
Improved sense of health and well being

It is never too late to start exercising whether one is young or old. The US Surgeon General’s advice and recommendations are that one must take moderate exercises for a minimum of 30 minutes almost every day. Brisk walking is considered as one such moderate exercise.

However, strenuous exercising has risks that one should discuss frankly with one’s doctor. According to the American Heart Association’s advice and recommendations, individuals following in any of the following categories should consult their attending doctors before starting any exercise routine.

Individuals above the age of 45 who have not undergone a physical examination for the past two or more years.
Individuals having a chronic or serious ailment.
Individuals having a coronary condition or at risk of a possible heart condition or disease.
Individuals undergoing medical treatment and on medication.