How To Lose Weight With A ProForm Treadmill



Your ProForm treadmill (or any treadmill for that matter) is a great tool for weight loss.  You should know, that's why you have one, right?  You can definitely get into shape and lose weight by walking or running on your ProForm treadmill-- the key is persistency and gradual build-up. 

Your treadmill is more than just a clothes hanger or decoration for the corner of your basement!  The first thing you have to do is find the motivation to get onto your treadmill.  Even if you have to coax a friend into calling you on the days you're supposed to be running on your treadmill, then do it!  Having someone guilt you into working out is a start and should hopefully transition into you doing it on your own without the guilt.

If you have to place a TV in front of your treadmill, then do it!  Taking your mind off the actual exercise can be a good thing.  Most people don't walk or run on treadmills because it's boring-- if you can eliminate that aspect, you'll be more inclined to go for a walk, especially if your favorite TV show is on to distract you.

Am I right?

Of course I am.

I recommend you stretch your hamstrings, glutes, calf muscles, and quads before you hop onto your treadmill--especially if you're a novice or haven't done it in a while.  This will help blood flow and can potentially help alleviate cramps or pain.

Start slowly.  I suggest starting with 10 minutes per day, 3 times per week.  Slowly work your way up to 30 minutes per day.  When you're able to successfully do 30 minutes per day, increase the speed and the incline (if available) on your ProForm treadmill.  Feel free to increase the number of days you train yourself for maximum results.

If you aren't able to run, but eventually want to work your way up to it, then follow these tips:

- Start with a brisk walk.  A brisk walk is walking as fast as you can without the "push-off" of the ball of your foot associated with jogging.

-Do intervals.  Jog for one minute, walk for two minutes, and so on.  Increase your running time each week and you will slowly improve.

Remember, your body adapts quickly, so keep changing up your workout.  Change the incline, the intervals, and continue to push your boundaries without over-training.  If your body hurts for more than 24 hours after a workout, you might have over-trained.  Take it one step at a time and make sure that you have a doctor's permission before attempting any strenuous workout activity.

You can do it!  No go dust off that treadmill!

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