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1/27/09 8:05 A

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January 1 I began using the treadmill I bought some years ago daily. I have been attacking the issue 2 ways. First I walk at 3mph, and vary the incline to control how fast my heart rate is. Later if I have energy and time and motivation, I set the incline to 15% and vary the speed to control my heart rate. I find I burn calories twice as fast with the later method, but currently lack the stamina to do a half hour that way. As the weeks have passed I have noted that I am able to maintain the 3mph speed at an increasing average incline currently about 7%. Currently am not sure about increasing speeds, I think I might want to wait and not do that until i am able to do a half hour at 15% without dying.

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1/3/09 5:07 P

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1/1/09 8:10 A

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Hello, I also love training on the treadmill.
One of the best way to burn more calories (and fat) is to add interval and/or hill sessions on your training plan.

To avoid chin splins:
- Warm-up prior to exercise; I normally do 10 minutes walk/jog;
- Stretch after work-out;
- Make sure you have a good pair of shoes (most runners shops can help you choosing the correct one for your feet).

Hope this helps you a bit.

Good luck with plan and celebrate this new year with a new run!

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12/30/08 11:32 P

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Welcome to the team! Strength training in a great idea! I would also make sure you are tracking everything you eat. Best of luck with your goals!

"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food."

Romans 14:20a (NIV)







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12/30/08 9:51 P

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...it's never too late to become what you might have been...

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12/30/08 7:38 P

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12/30/08 6:05 P

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Hi and welcome to the team.

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12/30/08 4:31 P

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You are welcome.
WOW...10mph. I've never done anything like that. I would be incapacitated as well if I did that :)

The list from Sparkpeople doesn't come even close to that. I've been using the High Intensity Interval workout.

I do 2 min. on about 85% of my exertion level which is running but really hard to hold a conversation.

Then 5 min. jogging to cool down a bit but keeping my heart rate up to about 65%. SP has a chart on the bottom or hyperlink as to how 65% should feel like. Sometimes I push it a bit more and sometimes on tired day I take it easier on the 5 min. part.

I bought five 25 min session at 24hr. fitness for 99 dollars. I only did 3 and I'm a lot toner and thinner looking. I also bought 12 pounds weights to have at home to some reps here and there.

I think it's really working...the combination of both. OH, ANOTHER IMPORTANT AND PROBABLY MOST IMPORTANT IS TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR FOOD INTAKE as best you can. I'm almost 5,5" and I eat around 1400 a day although I eat up to about 1500 or 1600 some days. 24 hr. fitness told me 1400...YIKES... you can do it and the pounds will come off with the cardio and strength combined for sure.
Well, I'll stop blabbling and take it easy.


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12/30/08 3:38 P

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Thanks for the reply. I too just started strength training. Whenver I get aggressive I get hurt, like two weeks ago I ran 10 min. miles for 4 miles then walked one mile on 15 incline. Got chin splints so bad! I couldn't work out for a whole week. So, I just need to work up to that type of work out.



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12/30/08 3:29 P

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Hello,
SparkPeople has articles and information about different types of training.
One is High Intensity Interval Training for burning more fat. Others, such as Endurance training, Speed training etc...

Try putting these words in the search area and they give you a whole sheet with exactly how to do it.
Hope this helps a bit.
Turtle

Oh also, strength training seems to tone and shed the fat as well. It's been working for me and I've only done a few sessions so far. Maybe you can get a personal trainer for some half sessions.

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12/30/08 3:24 P

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Hi. I'm new to Sparkspeople. I'm hoping someone out there can help me actually get results from using the treadmill. I dislike very much running outside. I've been running on treadmill for many years. For the last two years I walk about 12-14 miles a week on incline I burn around 700-1000 calories at a time. Still not losing much weight (Would like to to lose 50lbs, but would be ok if I lost 36. Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself.



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