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Sprinting on a treadmill offers you the ability to have intense workouts no matter how bad the weather.
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Starting a sprinting routine on a treadmill can be a very useful option for experienced athletes and beginners alike. Those runners being held back by frigid weather or icy conditions can fall back on the treadmill at their gym to stay in shape through those winter months. Beginners can use a sprinting routine on a treadmill to get in shape and burn fat on a comfortable, dry and somewhat cushioned surface.
Make sure you understand how your treadmill works and know how to use the buttons that increase and decrease speed as well as the buttons that raise and lower the incline of the treadmill. There is also usually a quick stop button you should familiarize yourself with, which comes in real handy if you suddenly become out of breath, your chest hurts or you injure yourself. Simply slap the stop button to stop the treadmill quickly so that you can get off safely.
The greatest benefits are gained from sprinting on your treadmill in intervals. This means running a sprint at a high speed for a short but intense period of time, like 30 seconds, before slowing down and walking or jogging at a low-intensity resting pace for one minute. This variation between high-intensity and low-intensity effort is one interval. Start with about three intervals per workout as a beginner, but you can advance to more intervals, longer sprints or shorter rest periods as you get in better shape.
Starting a sprinting routine on a treadmill can provide several benefits. First, your cardio workouts are shorter when sprinting than compared to long torturous sessions of steady-state cardio. Second, sprinting routines burn more overall calories and fat than steady-state cardio, and the intensity of sprinting causes your body to burn fat long after the workout is over. Sprinting develops both of your body's energy productions systems, aerobic and anaerobic, which increases your stamina, strength and speed.
Always consult your physician before beginning a workout routine, especially an intense sprinting routine. It's also important to warm up for at least five to 10 minutes at a gentle walking pace before doing any sprinting. You have to make sure your body is limber before beginning your sprints or you risk injury, which will mean you can't work out at all. One tip to make your treadmill running more like real running is to raise the incline to 1 or 2 percent.