Incline workouts can mix up your traditional treadmill workout and simulate running outside. Some treadmills with iFit live can produce a simulated run on specific marathon courses or trails programmed in the treadmill. This being said there are even more positive beneifts of running on a treadmill while it’s inclined.
The research behind incline training shows that considerable differences, in the way our bodies react to the physical activity. There are four differences that inarguable make the Incline Treadmill workout the best treadmill workout you can do and help you burn more calories.
1. Get your heart rate up: Some research suggests that walking only three mph at a 15% incline will raise your heart rate than running six mph at zero incline. This means that incline training is one of the most effective methods of training on a treadmill.
2. fat utilization: Walking at a step incline can burn approximately 7 calories per minute from fat storage. When you run with no incline you raise your heart rate quickly making you burn energy from stored energy. The fat you burn training at an incline will come off the unwanted fatty areas of your body, as apposed to the food you ate that day.
3. Correct Foot Strike. When you are walking on a steep incline your foot automatically strikes the treadmill correctly. This makes your body work smarter using less energy and keeping you safe from injury. Walking on a treadmill when it’s in the decline position you allows your to get a safe controlled workout great for those people hwo have suffered running injuries or elderly.
4. Muscle Development: When walking on a steep incline your are activating different mussels in your legs. This includes Glutes that get a better workout when doing incline walking than when you do squats. Your hamstrings are worked out as well as your calves. Finding a workout that will workout these three muscles at the same time is almost impossible. So set that incline HIGH and get to walking for the best workout you can get.