6 Tips For Treadmill Running

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Looking to start treadmill running? From joint health to recovery benefits, there are many reasons why you should consider getting a treadmill for your home gym.

 

A treadmill is the most popular home gym equipment purchase and we can certainly validate this. Treadmills are a great choice for those looking to begin their fitness journey as they are very beginner friendly. Walking is a well-suited exercise for most individuals regardless of their fitness level. As strength and endurance are developed, the treadmill can ultimately be used for jogging and/or interval training.

 

If you are looking for a guide on choosing the right home treadmill, click here to read https://www.jllfitness.co.uk/blog/a-guide-to-choosing-a-home-treadmill

 

Here are some tips designed to advise you on adapting to treadmill running.

 

  1. Watch your posture throughout

 

Before you begin you ensure your feet are hip-width apart, feet pointing forward, pelvis level, spine lengthened, and core engaged. Keep your head up and make sure to be looking forward during your workout. A common mistake is to look down at your feet or at the monitor but this will affect your running experience. Lastly, avoid slouching and keep your body upright.

 

  1. Mimic running outside

 

Running on a treadmill on its own does not completely mimic running outside, due to the lack of wind resistance. In order to more closely replicate outside running, you should run on a 2% incline. This would provide a similar experience as if you were encountering wind resistance and other outdoor factors. All of our JLL treadmills have a large amount of incline for you to utilize during your workout.

 

  1. Start of lightly

 

When running on a treadmill for the first time, you should start at a moderate pace. Allowing your body, the chance to get used to running indoors. It’s best, to begin with an easy and controlled endurance run to allow your body to slowly adjust to the new environments.

 

If you are looking for treadmill workout ideas check our 3 best treadmill workouts https://www.jllfitness.co.uk/blog/the-3-best-treadmill-workouts

 

  1. Stay hydrated

 

Another difference between running outdoors and running indoors is the lack of cooling provided by the wind and air. This will lead to you sweating more when indoors. Consequentially, it will this can cause your heart rate to go up because your body is expending more energy to cool itself. Therefore, you need to make sure to drink plenty of water.  It’s said you should consume 500-700 ml of water throughout each hour of treadmill exercise.

 

  1. Listen to music

 

Luckily the majority of treadmills will come with speakers for you to play music to keep you entertained during your workout. Most of our  Most JLL Fitness treadmills also come with Bluetooth compatibility to quickly link up your phone and get started.

 

If you watch a show or movie instead of using the phone stand provided on our treadmills make sure to refer to the posture point. Your body tends to follow your eyes so try to keep this level.

 

  1. Warm-up

 

It can be tempting to just jump on the treadmill and start your workout. Although, it’s ​important that you warm up before getting into the challenging part of your run. A warm-up raises your heart rate, sends oxygen to your muscles, and raises their temperature so they’ll be more efficient.  Start with a 5-minute walk or easy jog on the treadmill before you pick up the pace or increase the incline.

 

Find more on our wide range of treadmills here

 

After-Sale Support

Once you have made your decision and your purchase, things can still go wrong with your item. So, it is important to buy from a reputable company. JLL Fitness provide

2 years of parts and labour, 5-year motor and a lifetime on the frame for our Treadmill machines. We also have the UK-based after-sales team to assist you with any queries.

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Billie Harrison

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