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Benefits of treadmills: The advantage of replacing outdoor running with treadmills

Benefits of treadmills: The advantage of replacing outdoor running with treadmills

Some people like running on the treadmill very much, and most of their training plans are completed on the treadmill; others never use it. They like the feeling of running freely outdoors. What are the benefits of treadmills?

1 Stable and accurate speed control:

This is difficult for most people to achieve. When we run on the road, small changes in breathing, arm swing and running posture can cause fluctuations in speed. Most of the time, we don’t realize that deceleration / acceleration happens, and we think we’re keeping the same pace as before. There are no such problems on the treadmill. The treadmill can maintain the pace you set and keep turning all the time. Some people will use the term “hypnotic effect” to describe running on a treadmill. It’s not surprising that many people who run long distances also experience this kind of hypnosis, but the treadmill can avoid the speed fluctuation caused by the “hypnotic effect”. Therefore, the treadmill is especially suitable for you to carry out some training programs that require constant and stable pace.

2Accurate control of exercise intensity:

When running outdoors, our exercise intensity can only be adjusted according to the change of pace. In order to view the speed data, we often need to be distracted to view, for fear of speeding too fast or too slow, and can not control their own pace steadily. But the treadmill is different. The treadmill can adjust the speed and gradient. There are countless ways to combine the two groups. That is, you can use a rather slow speed, but set a larger slope to achieve the ability requirements of fast running training on weekdays. This will give us a totally different feeling from outdoor training.

3More suitable for special training:

For some advanced runners, slope running, intermittent running and other special training will be added to the training plan. Running is usually not possible because of the venue or other reasons, and these training is best handed over to the treadmill. It may be difficult to find a sufficient length of uphill/downhill when running on the road, but treadmills can simulate different gradients to enhance running strength. For example, when the treadmill is set at 10-15 degrees, the gluteus maximus, posterior femoral muscles and calf muscles will be obviously trained; when the slope increases to more than 15 degrees, running will mobilize more body muscle cooperation, 55% more than running. At this time, the stimulation of cardiopulmonary capacity is more effective. In addition, many people want to keep running in the aerobic heart rate range, but also suspect that the pace is too slow. At this time, the slope can be adjusted to maintain the training effect at a lower pace but still achieve the maximum aerobic heart rate.

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