Can I ask why you carry weights while you are on the treadmill? I did a quick Google because I'd always heard that you shouldn't do it. The consensus was that the risks outway the benefits.
*Carrying weights does not provide the resistance needed to tone your muscles;
*Carrying weights can increase your blood pressure.
*Carrying weights places strain on ligaments and tendons.
*Carrying weights while running/walking can contribute to joint problems.
*You can walk or run faster (and most likely farther) without the weights which makes it a better workout.
*Carrying weights interferes with the natural arm motion you should use while running.
*Carrying weights doesn't improve arm strength because to do that you need to lift progressively heavier weights.
You might have better results if you try doing your runs without the weights and then add in some strength work with free wieghts at another time. :-)
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