Running On Treadmill

Beginner Level of Difficulty

Running on the treadmill is a great option for interval training.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Quadriceps

The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.

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Calves

Calves (calf muscles) influence the ankles and contribute to overall ankle strength. Strengthening your calf muscles will help your balance and performing movements such as running, walking and jumping.

Equipment Used


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Treadmill

The treadmill is an indoor exercise machine that simulates running or walking while staying in one place.

Exercise Instructions


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Step 1

Depending on your fitness level, select an appropriate speed.

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Step 2

Jump on the treadmill for the recommended amount of time or designated length of time.

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Step 3

Jump off or slow the treadmill down to a walk until your next interval or cardio session.