4 Steps to Make Treadmill Workouts More Effective
A treadmill provides the best overall cardiovascular workout and it’s still the number one exercise machine for those who want to lose weight. In order to get the maximum benefit from treadmill, you should follow these easy steps before you begin training on it.
- Do your research first.
Make sure you look at what each treadmill offers you and compare it to your unique needs. If you like to drink water during your workout, make sure there’s a water bottle holder included in the treadmill console. Or do you get bored easily and need a challenge? What about getting a treadmill with lots of user programs.
- Place the treadmill in a “happy” spot.
By “happy” we mean well-lit, open and stimulating. Don’t put it so you face the bare wall when you walk or run.
- Get your exercise arsenal ready before the treadmill arrives.
Do you like listening to fast music when you exercise? Do you like watching your favorite movies? Choose what inspires you inspires you to work out and feel your best.
- Make an exercise plan.
Before you start working out, try making a plan by writing down how long and what kind of workout you’ll be doing in week 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.