Exercising On The Treadmill Has Many Advantages

Treadmill training does not have to be monotonous and has various advantages, as our article shows.

Training on a treadmill is not for everyone, but with the cold season and in possibly tricky conditions (snow, freezing ice, darkness)

It may be advisable to switch to indoor training.

On the treadmill, you can carry out all workouts like a workout outdoors–from relaxed endurance runs too long runs too hard interval training. 

The speed specification means that speed runs or intervals, in particular, can be carried out efficiently and in a well-controlled manner. 

We must observe the following points on the treadmill:


Product Name

Speed (Max.)

Weight Capacity



11 MPH

325 lbs

84″ x 35.5″ x 58″

10 MPH

300 lbs

73"  x 36"  x 54"

12 MPH

300 lbs

39.15” x 79” x 71.4” 

12 MPH

386 lbs

84″ x 35.5″ x 58″

12 MPH

350 LBS

72.5"x 35.25" x 57.75" 

    • Lower energy consumption: You have to use less energy to “run on the spot” than to “run forward” at the same speed outside. This is because I pulled back the leg on the treadmill through the rolling carpet. In the open air I stretched the body over the leading leg with muscle power. Someone thus associated the same pace with less effort on the treadmill.

    • Lack of drag: There is no drag on the treadmill. Therefore, the same applies here: the same pace as outdoors requires less energy on the treadmill. Running on the treadmill requires about 5 percent less power at 8 km / h and even 10 percent less at 14 km / h. The higher the speed, the greater the energy saving compared to the same speed outdoors.

    • Incline: Normally, you set a slope of 1 percent on the treadmill, and an incline of 2 percent at speeds above 15 km / h. As a result, I used approximately the same amount of energy when running outdoors. Or you can do without an incline and run a little faster. The best way to check how much faster you have to run is with a pulse. Find out where your average outdoor pulse is at different speeds and run in the same heart rate zone during treadmill training.

    • Heart rate training: Training with pulse comparison has two further advantages: First, the lack of cooling on the treadmill (the air resistance brakes outside, but it also cools) does not have to be included in the calculation. Second, it doesn’t matter what is on display. Something poorly calibrated anyway many treadmills and can, therefore, be deceptive and provide false information.

    • Concentration: Running on the treadmill requires more attention and effort because a pace from A to Z and you have to concentrate on the step. In the worst case, if you are not focused, or the pace doesn’t keep up, you will fly out the back.

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