TREADMILLS FOR LOSING WEIGHT
Treadmills provide a great variety of workouts, allowing you to set a pace that suits for your level of fitness and ability. The treadmill's speed and incline, your weight, height and gender all contribute to the rate that you burn calories as you work toward your goal.
Running for 20 minutes on a treadmill involves all the major muscles of the body, builds cardiovascular endurance and burns calories. As a rough guide, running for 20 minutes at 6 mph will burn appropriately 230 calories, while running at 8 mph will burn approximately 300 calories.
When walking on a running machine, increasing your pace will help burn more calories. Try to avoid holding onto the machine and instead, swing your arms briskly as you walk. Walking on a treadmill at 3 mph will burn appropriately 70 calories in 20 minutes of exercise, or 220 calories per hour.
Interval training involves short bursts of intense exercise followed by a recovery period. For example, 5 minutes of running alternating with 2 minutes of walking. This style of training is really great for enhancing your fitness levels and will burn more calories than traditional cardio.
Setting the treadmill at an incline will burn more calories and help build lower body strength compared with walking on level ground. Walking on an incline of 10 percent will burn approximately 170 calories in 20 minutes.
Your Heart rate gives an objective measurement of how your cardio-respiratory system is working. The harder you work, the higher your heart rate will be and the more calories you will burn. Using a heart rate monitor during your workout will enable you to gauge the intensity of your workout and either scale back the intensity or crank it up. The JTX Sprint 5, 7 and 9 treadmills include HR training programs which will auto-adjust your speed and incline to maintain your target heart rate.