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What equipment is best suited for pacing at my desk?

I've got a standing desk at work, and I like it a lot, but I often find that I don't really want to stand, I want to pace. But I can't pace while remaining at my desk. I'd like to fix that with some ...
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How long would I need to walk to do the equivalent of 20 minutes on a treadmill?

I have a treadmill, and my normal routine is to use it for 20 minutes, on a programme that gives me... 1 min at 2kph 18 mins alternating between 6kph and 9kph (one minute each) 1 min at 3kph Now the ...
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Why is it so much harder to run on a treadmill when not holding the handlebars?

I have a treadmill, which I use for 20 minutes a time, about 3 or 4 times per week. I usually manage quite well, coming off tired and hot, but not particularly out of breath. The other day, I realised ...
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Zone 2 on stationary bike

I am currently doing my zone 2 training on a treadmill. To know how to titrate my running speed, I did a VO2Max test at a professional sports center. The upshot was that to get into zone 2 on a ...
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How to use the treadmill to be fit and healthy without losing muscle and shape?

I'm male, 29 years old, 72kg, 172cm height. First of all, I don't like to look skinny. I just need to stay fit. I have a treadmill and a situp machine, I just wanted to find out what is the best ...
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Why does the treadmill stop/stutter while I'm running?

Preface: I am 21yo 6'3 ~235lbs former football player (soccer). I stopped playing because of a leg injury and let myself go but I want to get back into shape. I enjoy running and still have good ...
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Has a study been done about the benefits of a manual treadmill desk?

I found a study comparing the health benefits of standing desks and treadmill desks [here]. The overall conclusion is that standing desks provide some benefit, but treadmill desks provide a lot. It's ...
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How to choose a treadmill that will last a lifetime?

I bought a Precor Treadmill 9.31 in 2007. Simplicity, fun/techie looking, ease of use and its great cushioning were why I shelled out $3k for this thing and was happy to do so. As any treadmill ...
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Reset Time During Run on Life Fitness CLST Integrity Treadmill

I’m trying to do a six-minute mile. I’ve found the CLST treadmills take 25 seconds to get up to ten miles per hour. But if it takes that long to get up to speed, I’m losing time/seconds at the very ...
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Freestyle step platforms vs treadmills

How does just stepping up and down (a basic step) on a step platform compare with a treadmill? Can I just do basic steps while watching TV for my cardio workouts? How do they compare with stationary ...
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Muscles activated when you are running on the street compared with treadmill

Does anyone know which muscles are activated when you are running on the street compared with running on the treadmill? I'm wondering if there is any scientific study.
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Treadmill: Importance of belt width?

Treadmills come in different belt widths. From a workout perspective, what is the importance of belt width?
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Best bicep improvement for a skinny 14-year old?

I'm a 14-year old guy, and I'm also skinny. My current routine is: 1) 20 mins treadmill (3-4 mp/h, incline 1.0) 2) 35 push-ups (sets of five with 3 min breaks in between) 3) 25 reps on each arm of ...
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How to choose manual treadmill for rucking

I would like to have manual treadmill at home for rucking. So far I have opportunity to test only one model. The model I have tested has fixed incline (kind of steep one). The experience was really ...
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Beginner runner - severe shin pain

I started with the treadmill a few weeks ago and every time I run the muscle to the outside of my shin (Tibialis anterior?) becomes extremely tight, rock solid, and painful after only 5 minutes. This ...
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First Marathon for treadmill runner

I have been running on a treadmill regularly as part of my gym routine for the past two years. Over the last six months or so, I have been regularly doing 5 Km in 30 mins twice a week in addition to ...
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Starting to Run in Threadmill

I decided to start with running since there's a treadmill in our house. I have very low stamina, that's why I have decided to start running. I have no exercise since I was born. I am 5 feet and 9 ...
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Benefits of different kinds of Cardio for Warmup

I'm going to the gym regularly for weight lifting for half a year now. I incorporate some light cardio (5 min) and a muscle specific warmup with an elastic band into my workout routine to get blood ...
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Do curved treadmills help with proper running form?

Do curved treadmills help with proper running form*? In looking for a treadmill, I came across curved treadmills like the Woodway Curve and TrueForm Runner. They claim to help with form, but do they ...
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How should I integrate 5K training with bodyweight exercises?

I have found a C25K plan that is 100% interval training with full runs only during the last few weeks. However, I don’t just want to be able to run a 5k. I also want to eventually get 6 pack abs so I ...
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Can you use the treadmill with APT? [closed]

Male, 16, 167 lbs. If I have anterior pelvic tilt, can I use the treadmill or will it worsen my situation? I’m trying to activate my glutes and hips (I can feel glutes, but can’t feel my hip at all), ...
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How to do HIIT when it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down?

I am interested in starting a HIIT regimen to maximize my fat loss but the issue I am having is that it takes a while for the treadmill to speed up and slow down. I am trying to start by doing 30 ...
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How to choose a treadmill for a Walking Desk aka Treadmill Desk

These might be the characteristics of a decent treadmill for running: powerful motor max speed. The more, the better. hydraulic incline adjustment weight of the device. 70kg unit will be, on average, ...
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Is 15% grade/incline on the treadmill the same as on a road?

Is an incline setting of 15% on a treadmill the same as a road at 15% grade? It should be off by at least 1% since that is required to make the treadmill closer to running outside on flat land so 1% ...
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Arm placement on treadmill

I've recently started walking on the treadmill (usually 3.2 - 3.5mph) and I've been having awful shin pain. I noticed today that if I let my arms hang by my sides when I walk the shin pain goes away ...
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Treadmill shopping: importance of motor vs roller

I'm currently shopping for a treadmill and I came across 2 models by the same brand that have a seemingly strange difference: 3.0 CHP Motor with 2.5" roller 3.5 CHP Motor with 1.9" roller ...
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Heart rate monitor compatibility

I am shopping for a heart rate monitor that I can wear during exercise (I am ok with wearing a chest strap), and I'm very confused about compatibility of monitors with gym equipment (treadmills, ...
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When should I use incline and speed intervals versus incline and speed ramps?

I have access to a treadmill that has speed workouts and incline workouts. There are two types of each - intervals and ramps. In an interval, it alternates between a resting speed or resting incline ...
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treadmills vs walking

I am 300+ lbs Obelix. Still struggling with Obesity. I am NOT looking for recommendation - "Oh you dont need this ... have you tried this ...tried that ? " I have a precise question. If I spend 2 ...
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Legs sore after starting treadmill. Should I continue or wait? [duplicate]

Today is Wednesday, and last Saturday I started using a treadmill (I'm 5'11' and weigh about 210 lb). Since I'm just starting out, I know my body needs to get used to it. After jogging for 30 minutes ...
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Treadmill running shoes recommendation

I haven't really exercised for quite a few years now and I'd like to get back on the bandwagon this year starting with some treadmill running (along with some other gym based things like ellipticals ...
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Are any treadmills designed to slow down safely in the event of power loss?

I saw a video of a treadmill stopping when the power was cut, and it slowed down pretty quickly - maybe within about 2 seconds. I can imagine that if I were jogging in "autopilot mode" at 20km/h and ...
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Is it dangerous to run fast on the treadmill?

I've been getting into running fast (18 km/hr for about 2 minutes last night) on the treadmill, it's a bit of a rush. I get bored pretty easily so I find it entertaining to push myself, the running ...
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How to adapt couch to 5k for treadmill?

I had a look at the "treadmill version" on the c25k website, but it has runs lasting < 2 minutes. The treadmill that I want to use, is very slow changing speeds - I'm concerned that going from walk ...
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Calculating calories for weighted treadmill wlaking

I found a formula that incorporated duration, distance/speed, body weight and incline to calculate the number of calories burnt when using the treadmill. Is there a simple way to adjust that formula ...
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Leg Muscle pain while running on treadmill

My Fibularis Longus muscle pains when I run on treadmill or even on ground. Even with a less speed on starting running immediately this muscle starts paining. Initially I thought it would recover by ...
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Decrease calf size

I'm a 18-year-old girl, I used to run (usually 1000/2000m competitions) and as a consequence now I'm left with quite big calves compered to the rest of my body. I'd like to know what I could do to ...
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Sore back when I increase incline on a treadmill [closed]

3 times a week for the last month I've been running for about 30mins on a treadmill, the speeds varies around 9kmph. I've recently started adding a 3-4% incline for the duration of the exercise. A ...
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Sample Lifespan IHP USB key file please [closed]

I bought a Lifespan folding treadmill (TR1200i, but similar models will possibly use the same format) in a private sale and it seems it requires some online account with "IHP" to just update the name/...
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What's the proper tension for the belt on a treadmill?

I suspect mine is too loose as it will occasionally slip mid-stride causing my landing to slip forward a bit. Details would be helpful. Update: If it's relevant, it's a Life Fitness T5-0 treadmill.
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Why is my left foot going numb when I run? (when it was not a problem previously)

I've been running regularly (once or twice per week) for four months, wearing the same shoes each time. However, the last two times I've run, my left foot has gone numb about 2 miles into the run. I'...
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Will any lubricant work on any treadmill?

I bought the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk. The manual says to use only 100% silicone lubricant. Their product is overpriced, so I Googled "100% silicone treadmill lubricant" to look for other ...
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MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical

I am trying to get 4 hours of cardio per day following a modified version of Lyle McDonald's rapid fat loss. The first hour I do incline treadmill at 15% grade at 3.0 mph. This is about 9.65 METs. Is ...
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what kinds of HIIT do/can you do on the treadmill

I am just looking to mix it up on the treadmill, Right now I do 50 minutes running at 8.5mph at 2% incline and then 15 minutes of HIIT 1 minute at 13mph and 1 minute at 5mph alternating at 2% incline, ...
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Sticking it out for longer

I am running to loose weight, I like using the treadmill, I put it on 2% incline and set the speed to 10.0 mph. Now the thing is, I think this is more of a mental barrier than a physical one, I always ...
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Why I am not losing weight?

I started rigorous exercise for last one week only - 30 minutes treadmill jog burning around 260 calories + 10 minutes of cycling burning around 30-40 calories. However despite that, my weight is ...
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Running speed - treadmill vs outdoor

I've found that by running comfortably on a treadmill for 30 minutes, I average 9 km/h, and I've tested this on several different treadmills. When I go running outside, RunKeeper or some other ...
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Need proper pace training for a 1.5 mile run on a treadmill

What is the proper pace training for a 1.5 mile run on a treadmill? When I was training for the PAT for Correction Officer in the past, I remember there being a time/speed increase at small intervals. ...
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Converting times from treadmill to outdoor running?

I have found a few websites that claim the oxygen usage is countered by increasing a treadmill to a 1 degree incline, however, what I'm looking for is a way to convert treadmill running times into ...
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What are the factors affecting in burning Calories?

I'm running in treadmill everyday for 10 minutes with speed of 6kmph. The treadmill shows the amount of calories burnt is around sixty. My question is only Time,speed and distance determines the ...
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