Happens to me too. I just take my time and get my feet back under me.
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847 3/25/13 3:32 P
Yep, me, too--both on the treadmill and the elliptical. As others have said, I think it happens because you go from having the ground moving under you to it being still, and that's disorienting. I do the same as others--take a sip of water or just stand for a moment to give my body a chance to get used to the change.
It happens to me too. What I do -- and this does help -- is I gradually reduce the speed, so I walk much more slowly than I would on the street -- and then after I come to a stop, I spend a few seconds on the treadmill doing stuff. Like I'll take a sip of water, screw the top back onto my water bottle slowly, wipe sweat off my forehead, carefully fold up my towel, note down my stats in my notebook, play with my mp3 player, whatever... just try to stay there for a minute. Then I get off and walk off to whatever I'm doing next. I find that if I get off as soon as I stop, it feels like my head is moving faster than my body!! Since I have to go down a flight of stairs right away at my gym, I don't like being disoriented for that, seems a little risky!
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13,201 3/24/13 4:34 P
very normal. Usually by the time I clean off the machine I am fine. Cooling down gradually may help, but I often don't have time for that.
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9,646 3/24/13 3:52 P
Are y ou slowing down adequately? THat happens to me sometimes if I go from walking fast to just stopping.
Try slowing down .5 MPH until it feels like you're creeping, and see if that helps.
It's normal, though. :) The ground was moving, and now it's not. It's kinda like a mini earthquake. ;)
Happens to me, too. I asked a train about that, several years ago, and she said is because of the motion change- from a moving treadmill to the non-moving floor. It happens for me on the elliptical, too, if I jump off too fast.
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