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Great way to up the burn!
I am guilty of some of these for sure.
I think it's cheating handing people a bunch of arbitrary rules like this.
It's okay to hold onto the handles of whatever machines you're working out on! That is what they are there for. They've been designed to help you get a safe workout. Safety comes first in my book, and if I should need to grab the handles before I want to quit working out, then I will! And so should anyone else.
when i use the dread-mill i like to vary the incline frequently during the session
Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King
I am 79 years old so I do hold on the treadmill handles and no incline.
Now I'm rethinking how I see and do things. Great article.
Thank you for sharing. The heart rate is a good indicator unless a person is on beta blocker meds and that holds the HR down. A person needs to compensate for that.
You are not on the money. My heart rate tells me how hard I am working. And using a treadmill is better than tripping on a sidewalk crack and injuring myself.
I had no idea! Thank you for sharing this information.
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