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5 tips to getting the most out of your treadmill

Whether you’ve just got one delivered or you’ve had it for a while, here are our top tips to maximize your machine and get motivated today.

1. Placement
You may not think twice about where your treadmill lives in your home, but it can have a positive or negative impact on your motivation to start exercising or to stay at it.

Choose somewhere that is comfortable and easily accessible – lounge or a bedroom/study close to a living area is ideal. That way it’s in a space you regularly use already and you have all the conveniences close to you – like the TV! So you’re all set up ready to go.

2. What you wear
Looking the part will help drive your motivation plus plays a vital part to keep you comfortable when you’re exercising.  Remember to always don the right pair of shoes. This along with CardioTech’s Air Flex Dual Cushioning ensures your ride is ultra-soft - like walking on grass!

3. Monitor Your Heart Rate
Your Heart Rate it’s your way of knowing if your body is working hard enough for general fitness and burning fat. Set your pace for optimum fat burning performance within your Target Heart Range. CardioTech’s treadmills provide the pulse grip for easy and quick access to your stats!

You can find out more about your individual hear rate here http://bit.ly/96zjBA

4. Incline
Varying the angle of the treadmill deck allows you to challenge yourself without increasing your speed. This especially works well for those starting out or recovering from injury, as it still gets the heart pumping but with less impact on joints. Here’s how to use the incline:

1. Stretch before you get on the treadmill
2. When you get on, warm up first – walk for at least 10 minutes
3. Increase the incline slowly – 1-2%
4. Add interval training, as well as checking your heart rate
5. Decrease the elevation of the treadmill back to zero degrees, and begin cooling down. This could take up to 10 minutes.

5. Programs
It’s like having a personal trainer in your own home. Pre-set programs take the guess work out of your workout. And it provides endless variety each time to step up on the treadmill. 

Seeing what you’ve achieved right before your very eyes is the most rewarding of all!

A popular program is the ‘Variable Hill Climb’ – helps define shape and build strength to reveal the curves and definition.

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