Relief for the joints
A good treadmill has to cushion that is equivalent to running on forest floors. This can bring significant relief to athletes who suffer from or are prone to joint problems. Also, no annoying drivers annoy, and there is no risk of freezing temperatures or slippery streets, neither pitch-dark alleys nor barking dogs. But be careful: Running athletes who are preparing for a street marathon should always run regularly on asphalt in addition to treadmill training to get the musculoskeletal system used to the stresses and strains demanded in competition.
“Incline” for an active running style
On treadmills, you can set the percentage of incline, and “uphill” can actively concentrate on your running style. This means there is less risk of neglecting active rolling and impression behaviour and shortening the step because the floor “slips” under the runner through the treadmill. For inexperienced people, running uphill is an excellent way to get used to the unique features. Also, an incline of 1-2% emotionally takes over the function of the missing wind, which you often feel against yourself in the great outdoors.
Reliable training analysis The treadmill is the perfect environment for all runners interested in truthful statements about race pace, pulse, and drop in performance. Performance tests are incorruptible and standardized. Which brings us to the danger of this aspect: a treadmill offers the same underlying conditions forever and demands the musculoskeletal system accordingly. External factors such as headwind, bumps in the ground, curves, or even rain are hidden. Treadmill training should, therefore, be combined with outdoor treadmill training.
Varied forms of training
The “cockpit” of a treadmill has a wide range of forms of training, such as running-in, hill running, speed and increasing runs, interval training, random generator, and running out. The training can thus be made extremely varied and efficient. It is essential, however, that you do not look too hard at the display before switching and waving and forget about the upright running position.
A treadmill at home can be worth its weight in gold for parents who need to take care of their young children. Saving time is also an argument: you come home late, want to read or watch something, but still train. The impressive solution: combine active treadmill training with passive activity such as watching TV or listening to the radio.
Combination with strength training
A general strength training in the fitness centre makes sense, especially for runners. So why not combine stamina and strength when going to the fitness centre and plan a half-hour treadmill unit on the equipment before the station training? It should be noted that the endurance training (with a combination moderate) is completed before the strength training.
Those who struggle with boredom on long runs are happy with the entertainment options that a treadmill offers. Many fitness centres distract television and movie channels, magazines and newspapers are ready to be read. Also, two runners of different speeds run side by side on two treadmills in the gym and can talk to each other.