If you run on your treadmill at 5.5 to 6.5 mph with no incline, you will work the quads, hamstrings, and calves. Try to keep your arms bent 90 degrees and pumping hard. Or combine your treadmill workouts with a climbing machine for an excellent fat burner.
If you walk on your treadmill at a speed of 3.4 to 4.5 mph with a 5 percent incline, you will work the same muscles as above, plus the glutes. Beginners, as well as advanced exercisers, should aim to land heel-to-toe on the treadmill and keep high intensity throughout the workout. Or try mixing the walking on the treadmill with cross-country skiing for the best fat-burning results.
Here is a list of benefits from working out on a treadmill:
- Improved Circulation
- Healthy Heart and Lungs
- Weight Control
- Strong Muscles
- Post-Stroke Mobility
The results you get from treadmill workouts are similar to the benefits of walking and jogging.