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Treadmills: walk slower, work harder, feel worse

OakLeaf2011-04-19 14:13:29 +0000 #1
runningmagazine.ca/2...rder-and-feel-worse/
TsPoet2011-04-19 14:17:47 +0000 #2
"The goal of the study was to figure how to convince more people to exercise (and in that sense, it was somewhat unsuccessful because the volunteers chose paces that were too slow to elicit significant fitness gains)"

Interesting - but this snippet doesn't say who the population was (ie, fitness oriented or couch potatoes).

On the other hand, makes me feel a little bit better for my choice of an elliptical over a treadmill, at least it's intentionally different.

[if potato is spelled without the famous e, why is potatoes spelled with it?]
emily_in_nc2011-04-19 14:50:56 +0000 #3
Wish they'd studied runners too. I always feel like the treadmill is easier than running outdoors since it helps move your feet along.
ny biker2011-04-19 14:22:29 +0000 #4
I don't see how walking on a track is less boring than walking on a treadmill.
Dogmama2011-04-19 15:25:49 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by ny biker

I don't see how walking on a track is less boring than walking on a treadmill.

Depends on who is walking ahead of you.
Owlie2011-04-19 15:18:44 +0000 #6
Quote:

Originally Posted by ny biker

I don't see how walking on a track is less boring than walking on a treadmill.

I prefer a track, especially outdoors. It feels like you're going somewhere, even if it is in circles. Of course, I'd prefer to be outside walking around on sidewalks, but they don't like that in PE classes...

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