Treadmill Workouts

What to Expect in Treadmill Workouts

Most common cardiovascular exercises like walking, jogging, and running are essential for our health. These aerobic exercises are good workouts for burning unwanted calories and for strengthening our muscles, especially the heart and the lungs.

Historically, these types of exercises have always been done outdoors. These days, many people still prefer to go outside for a walk or a jog. Walking, jogging, or running outdoors on a regular basis, though, could at times be hindered by inclement weather or other unforeseen hazards. One way around these inconveniences is by using a treadmill. Treadmills allow you to do aerobic exercise in a confined space in the convenience of your own home.

Treadmill workouts may not be as exciting as outdoor workouts. There is no scenery to enjoy and no friends or other people to meet along the way, but with the new features on today’s treadmills, they can be a lot more enjoyable than in times past. These days, more manufacturers are developing treadmills with great entertainment systems. These entertainment features include MP3 compatible sound systems with built- in speakers, animated LCD displays, and flat screen TV’s where you can watch your favorite DVD’s or TV shows. These, together with other sophisticated console features, make treadmill workouts not only more enjoyable, but also more scientific, precise, and effective.

As a matter-of-fact, treadmill workouts can be more effective and comfortable than outdoor workouts. Modern treadmills have built-in programs designed to target specific muscles of the body. Most of these programs are designed by certified trainers, so following these programs is much like having your own personal fitness coach. Since most treadmills, especially high end models, use engineered cushioning on the decks, the risk of joint injuries is greatly reduced. Advanced cushioning systems, provide support to the foot where it is mostly needed, and it can reduce impact on feet, ankles, knees, and the spine by as much as 40% compared to running on asphalt.

Todays treadmills offer comfort, convenience, and more precise workouts. With the type of technology that is put into treadmills nowadays, most people prefer working out on a treadmill. It is still good, though, to break up the routine every now and again, and get outside for a walk or a jog to enjoy the fresh air and to enjoy mother nature.