Why use the treadmill?

Why train to run?

Have you always wondered why the treadmill is the “king” of home fitness equipment?
Why does it always dominate in the cardio-fitness area in gyms?
Why are runners in general considered among the most “complete” and conditioned athletes of all?

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Here are 15 great regions that answer (in part) these questions …

  1. Increase in the size of the heart
  2. Increased amount of blood expelled with each contraction
  3. Decrease in maximum resting heart rate
  4. Increased total blood volume and total hemoglobin amount
  5. Increase in the density of capillaries within the muscle
  6. Decrease in blood pressure
  7. Increased maximum pulmonary ventilation per minute
  8. Increase of ventilatory efficiency
  9. Increased lung volumes
  10. Improvement of the ability to use carbohydrates and fats
  11. Increased deposits of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and CP (creatinophosphate), i.e. stores of ready-to-use energy
  12. Decrease in the production of lactic acid and its better disposal
  13. Decrease in blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  14. Increase in muscle mass

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