Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
GLORIAOG's Photo GLORIAOG Posts: 1,877
4/3/09 9:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi... Welcome to the Treadmill Ect. Team. It's better to walk like if your walking out side. Best wishes to you. We can do this always have that in mind.
;-)


I believe no matter what our age can be if we have a goal we can reach it.. All of use in the same path makes us stronger..


 current weight: 154.0 
 
154
146.75
139.5
132.25
125
BRITTVFAN's Photo BRITTVFAN SparkPoints: (113,820)
Fitness Minutes: (120,564)
Posts: 41,454
4/3/09 9:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon

 current weight: 171.5 
 
191
180.75
170.5
160.25
150
MABARKER40 Posts: 3,183
3/28/09 5:09 P

Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon to the emoticon

DORIANRW SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (20,473)
Posts: 606
3/25/09 10:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's always better not to hold the hand rails. If that seems too hars starting out, you can always hold on with one hand and work up to "no hands".

 current weight: 157.0 
 
157
151.5
146
140.5
135
KAYAKID's Photo KAYAKID Posts: 2,997
3/25/09 2:04 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome. It is better not to hang on. You work harder when you move your arms. On the ellpitcal the same thing. It also improves your balance.
Mike


......Mike.......
Stand Steady..... and see it through
---- Jade Dragon -----
Co-Leader of Hood to Coast 2010 Team
______________
Personal Best races
Hillsboro Invitational 5k 25:06
Turkey Trot 4 mile 38:20
Marine Drive 5 mile 47:02
Champoeg Park 10K 54:37
Smith Rock Half 2:14:21

Races coming up
HTC 8/27,28
Best Dam Run 10k 9/25
Victoria Half 10/10


 current weight: 206.0 
 
280
258.75
237.5
216.25
195
DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,914
3/24/09 9:43 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I hold onto the handrails much of the time, however I have been working very hard to UNDO this habit and I find that my workout is more demanding, with heart rate going up higher, more sweating when I DON'T hold on, as opposed to when I do...even though I don't change the speed or incline.

It also helps me to improve my balance.

Slow down if you need to let go and be steady and build your speed up over time.

GL!

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

rules4humans.com


 Pounds lost: 112.3 
 
0
30
60
90
120
GRANDTEETON's Photo GRANDTEETON Posts: 13,580
3/24/09 6:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I hold the handrails..I know many who are successful who do not hold on, but many are successful who do hang on. If you are just beginning to work out, you may need to at first, and then, you may be able to walk without holding on. Best of luck to you!

2014 - Remember the serenity prayer

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

2007 Miles 1, 923.50
2008 Miles 1, 772.75
2009 Miles 885 miles
2010 Miles 440 miles
2011 Miles Less than 100
2012 Miles Less than 100
2013 Miles Less than 100


 Pounds lost: 113.0 
 
0
31.5
63
94.5
126
TIMBITSMOM's Photo TIMBITSMOM Posts: 733
3/24/09 5:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't think you get a good a workout if you hold the side rails

You'll definitely burn more calories if you swing your arms (just watch you don't hit your hands on the bars - it hurts !)

See me sing on YouTube !


thanks !! www.youtube.com/user/TyaLoo


 current weight: 152.4 
 
159.4
154.8
150.2
145.6
141
WILHEL57's Photo WILHEL57 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (105)
Posts: 3
3/24/09 5:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, I am new to this group and am walking the treadmill for about 2 miles a day and I wanted to ask other treadmill walkers if you hold on to the side rails when walking or is it better to swing your arms like you were walking outside. I am also thinking about using the elliptical machine also.
I also ride a stationary bike about 30 miles a week.
I am interested in this group and hope to get to know some of you and thank you for letting me join.

Dave
Wilhel57

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Treadmill , Elliptical , Runners, Walkers & Etc. Games, Fitness Info to Share & More! Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1301x2560x24092034

Review our Community Guidelines