Running or walking on the treadmill definitely feels noticeably easier to me whenever I hold on to it during my workout, versus when I don't. I remember this was always one of Jillian Michael's pet peeves for those that she trained on the Biggest Loser, as well.
I actually slipped off a treadmill and had a long rehab at PT...I would say, First - attach the panic Stop clip - so what if you look silly...this will stop the treadmill should you lose your footing, etc....Second - don't have the treadmill set faster than your walking pace, that way you won't have to hold on so tightly...Third - hold on lightly and occasionally let go ...Fourth - pay attention to what you are doing! a TV/earphones/cell phones are ALL distractions!
12/26/2014 3:05:17 PM
Using the treadmill, I have to hold on with both hands. If i do not, i will fall off because of my feet. I loose balance easily. PS. I do NOT run, my knees will not hold up.
11/17/2014 11:30:57 PM
The ad itself, with the kids on the school bus made me smile!
I would LOVE to see this video about the 3 ways I am cheating myself at the gym if the stupid advertisement would play and get out of the way. I have been setting here 3 minutes seeing nothing but the advertisement which is not doing anything and there is no way I can remove it except to delete everything, forget about how I'm cheating and move on to something else!!!!!!!! I know the advertising is necessary but it seems there is now more advertisements than SparksPeople information on here.....
9/25/2014 5:25:16 PM
I am trying my bones are weak. I will continue, thanks
9/25/2014 12:21:23 PM
I believe this is exactly why I was not seen results. I stop going to the gym as I felt that I was not getting results I was burning up to 1000 calories in a 30 minute cardio workout on the Stair master machine. Compare to now that I'm actually working out at home doing cardio videos and completely engaging my body. I now feel like I'm getting more of a work out than before although its a lot less calories that I'm burning.
I honeslty don't care if you think I'm "cheating". I'm not going to fall over, having issues with balance, just to make you happy. And I do know about changing up -- I do intervals anyway, so I'm constantly changing up.
Sometimes I get really tired of trainers who don't take everything into account.
The amount of calories of not holding onto the treadmill is not that much less, unless a person is running with weights. I don't think anyone is "cheating" themselves for holding on. I hold on because I have an arrhythmia problem with my heart when I exercise and get dizzy. And while the same exercises might get boring, one is still burning calories. While I appreciate the advice, I think I will stick with qualified experts..the ones with an MD and the physical therapists. Modifications to exercise exist for a reason. I am going to stop watching videos by this lady, as they seem to only target already fit individuals, and not for someone like me with health issues, but again, appreciate the advice and the time you have taken provide what works for you.
9/9/2014 2:56:52 PM
Do what you have to do to be safe, you are still exercising, can do it that way for the rest of your life, you are not training for the Olympics, so do it and be comfortable, it ain't gonna make that much difference to we average people!!! At least you are on there every day!!!
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