Cardio Training has had a pretty bad wrap in the fitness industry of late, thanks to the growing popularity of fitness competitions and power lifting but what these muscle clad cardio haters are forgetting is three things.
1) Some people simply like to go for a run. Running to some brings a sense of enjoyment and fulfilment that these guys just don’t get.
2) If you are training for a running event, in particular a marathon or ironman which takes months of preparation, along with work and family and general life, sometimes you just have to get that long run in when you can so that 8 degree Melbourne weather with, pouring rain is just not that inviting or after 6pm can be downright dangerous.
3) Having a gym membership just to use the treadmill is a waste. A waste of money, a waste of time and a waste of effort.
But make no mistake, treadmills offers a great alternative to walking or running outside as well as being much more versatile than outdoor walking or running especially in choosing your terrain or attributes.
Treadmills are a great investment because they are easy to setup, and use. There is no special training when using a treadmill that might be necessary when using weight training equipment or other fitness machines.
For an article on Top Tips when buying a treadmill, click here.
One of the biggest and most common fears I hear when people are considering buying a treadmill is that they won’t use it, click here, to make sure this does not happen to you.
One thing I really enjoy on the treadmill is the variety of the programs that you can choose depending in your level of fitness and what you are in the mood for but for a great workout on your treadmill, follow this 4 week treadmill program that I used through the winter to get me ironman ready, click here
The single best thing about running on your own treadmills in your own home I would have to say is that you get is freedom. Freedom, to select the music, the movie, the TV channel while you run the winter away.
Corrective Exercise Specialist