What are the misunderstandings of using a treadmill?

Update:20 Aug 2021

Misunderstanding 1: Watching TV while running while tilting your neck (or looking down at your feet) is nothing new, but tilting your neck or turning your head to watch is wrong. Doing so will force a certain part of the neck muscle tissue to be stretched, and other muscle tissues will be strained, and the neck will be easily sprained if the neck endures this asymmetrical pulling for a long time. In addition, it is easy to lose balance and fall, and even affect normal oxygen intake. When running, you must straighten your body, keep your weight upward, and look forward naturally. This posture is like a natural reaction of a bucket of ice water on your back. Must watch TV to finish the exercise? You can find a treadmill with its own screen that can broadcast TV. If the TV screen is suspended from the ceiling, you can choose a treadmill at the back so that you can keep your head, chest and hips in a vertical line.

Misunderstanding 2: When running half-heartedly while watching TV while running, just sweat casually, this is a state of mind. Jumping on the treadmill with a clear fitness goal is another different mentality. Many people think about reading books or magazines or watching movies when they are running. They don't focus on running, and they don't pay attention to whether the running posture is correct and the pace is appropriate. This will only get half the result with half the effort, it is better to spend more time on cooling and stretching.

Misunderstanding 3: Repeat the same running style. Many people say that I run every day. Why don't I see the effect? ​​That's because the cookie-cutter fitness style will make the muscles memorize and immune to the same action, so it is difficult to improve. You can try a combination of different running speeds or slopes, long-distance jogging or short-distance fast running. High-intensity interval training is a good way. It can speed up the burning of fat and save time for exercise. After a period of adaptation, you can also try to measure sliding steps and cross-runs on a treadmill. Before mastering the treadmill training skills, don't try to run on hind legs lightly. These changes are to exercise muscles in different ways, and don't let them develop immunity.

Misunderstanding 4: Never warm up. Yes, you are very busy and just want to abuse the treadmill for a few minutes. The problem is that not warming up can cause muscle soreness after running, and it is easy to get injured. In fact, you don't need to spend a lot of time deliberately warming up. Just use five to seven minutes to move your muscles and bones to get your body ready for running. This is enough.

Misunderstanding 5: It seems safer to grab the handrail of the treadmill while running, but the exercise effect will be greatly reduced. Because part of the body's weight is supported by the armrests, it does not require much effort and cannot consume more calories. If you have to hold on to the handlebars, you must be unable to keep up with the treadmill. You can slowly increase the speed without using the handle until the body is fully adapted.

Misunderstanding 6: The slope is too high. Imagine, in a real scene, how many chances do you have to climb for an hour? Training must be very targeted and exercise according to the needs of real life. Besides, if the slope is too high, it is inevitable to hold the handle so that you can keep up with the rolling speed of the running belt. In this case, the speed or slope should be reduced.

Misunderstanding 7: Believe in the treadmill data. Whether it is the hand-held heart rate on the treadmill or the weight loss training in the preset program, do not believe these numbers easily, because they are only the results of rough mathematical calculations, and every runner is different. When running, you can cover the panel with a towel. Don't look at the numbers, but feel it with your body. If it's easy, increase the speed or slope, and vice versa.

Misunderstanding 8: When the indoor gym equipment is still running at high speed, choose to jump off for long-distance running. It seems that you can save time without reducing the speed of the treadmill, but the risk of falling is extremely high. In fact, it is completely unnecessary to do so. Many people are injured out of control because of this operation.