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Tips For Treadmill Running

Tips For Treadmill Running

Considering Treadmill Running?

Looking to start treadmill running? From joint health to recovery benefits, there are many reasons why a treadmill can be a great addition to your home gym.

Treadmills are among the most popular home gym equipment purchases, and for good reason. They are an excellent choice for beginners, as walking is a suitable exercise for all fitness levels. As you build strength and endurance, you can use the treadmill for jogging and interval training.

Tips for Adapting to Treadmill Running

1. Watch Your Posture

Ensure your feet are hip-width apart, pointing forward, with your pelvis level, spine lengthened, and core engaged. Keep your head up and look forward during your workout. Avoid looking down at your feet or the monitor, as this can affect your running experience. Maintain an upright posture.

2. Mimic Running Outside

Running on a treadmill doesn’t fully mimic outdoor running due to the lack of wind resistance. To better replicate the outdoor experience, set the treadmill at a 2% incline. This simulates wind resistance and other outdoor factors. All JLL treadmills offer a range of inclines for your workouts.

3. Start Lightly

Begin at a moderate pace to let your body adjust to running indoors. Start with an easy and controlled endurance run to slowly acclimate to the new environment.

4. Stay Hydrated

Indoor running lacks the cooling effects of wind, causing you to sweat more. This can elevate your heart rate as your body works harder to cool itself. Drink plenty of water—about 500-700 ml per hour of treadmill exercise.

5. Listen to Music

Many treadmills come with built-in speakers. JLL Fitness treadmills also feature Bluetooth compatibility, allowing you to connect your phone easily. If you prefer watching shows or movies, use the provided phone stand but keep your posture in mind—your body tends to follow your eyes.

6. Warm-Up

Don’t skip your warm-up. It’s crucial to raise your heart rate, send oxygen to your muscles, and increase their temperature for better efficiency. Start with a 5-minute walk or easy jog before picking up the pace or increasing the incline.

After-Sale Support

After your purchase, it's essential to have reliable support. JLL Fitness offers 2 years of parts and labor, a 5-year motor warranty, and a lifetime frame warranty on our treadmills. Our UK-based after-sales team is ready to assist with any queries.

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