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Running machine?

#4
I'd agree with what JD said but also add that I fnd treadmills very useful for interval sessions to ensure that you hit and maintain a constant speed. The incline setting to replicate 'normal' road running on the flat is usually '1' on most machines. :)
 
#5
I use one for a couple of weeks at a time when Im offshore as I simply have no other option.

I find they are good for speed sessions, but get boring and hard on the knees any more than 30 minutes. I find putting it on a gradient, as mentioned above, gives a better session.

I usually can't wait to get home and get a decent run out in the fresh air with some scenery and real hills.
 
#6
i find treadmills are no replacement for running outside, benifits yes. I found i could fcuk up my knees alot easier without getting cold in the process.

dp
 
#7
Thanks guys, well selection in 3 weeks im going to start running outside alot more, also putting treadmil on incline, thanks for help! Usually get some stupid answers on here!
 
#9
BTW if you want to build explosive leg power (useful on assault... erm, sorry, CONFIDENCE :roll: courses etc) then try box jumps. I use three sets of 25 on a standard weight lifting bench, both legs together. Ie. start with both feet on the ground and jump with both feet together up onto the bench. Then step down. repeat this 25 times (or whatever works for you), rest for one minute between sets, or more if you need it.

Edited once. changed 'bench' to 'weightlifting bench'.
 
#11
ashleydodds said:
davenport said:
ashleydodds said:
selection in 3 weeks
and you are going to START more running outside now? 8O How much are you running outside now?
Once a week im am fit though, i do alot of sport and gym 4 times a week
panic over then, a couple short runs during the week 3-4 mile and one longer one on the weekend? just ditch the treadmill and carry on with what ever else your doing in addition.

dp
 
#12
I use running machine to replicate hills (there aren't any in London worth a mention).........so 10km/hour on a 10 incline..........buggers you after half an hour.

Work hard on the incline, I'd be surprised if the selection run didn't have hills.........(Sutton Coldfield circa 1982 if too far back to remember).
 
#13
davenport said:
i find treadmills are no replacement for running outside, benifits yes. I found i could fcuk up my knees alot easier without getting cold in the process.

dp
Are treadmills actually worse for your knees than running outside? I always thought it was the other way around. :?

Personally, I hate dreadmills. I'd rather run outside in snow, p1ssing rain etc than use one. Far too boring.
 
#14
Werewolf said:
davenport said:
i find treadmills are no replacement for running outside, benifits yes. I found i could fcuk up my knees alot easier without getting cold in the process.

dp
Are treadmills actually worse for your knees than running outside? I always thought it was the other way around. :?

Personally, I hate dreadmills. I'd rather run outside in snow, p1ssing rain etc than use one. Far too boring.
I'm not sure what the definate answer is, but my knees take more of a battering when I've been away for a few weeks and the only running I can do is on a running machine (although the amount of stairs on oil rigs may have something to do with it aswell and being on my feet for 12hrs)

I hate tradmills aswell, would sooner be out in the fresh air and elements than stuck in a gym staring at the wall.
 
#15
RIGRAT said:
Werewolf said:
davenport said:
i find treadmills are no replacement for running outside, benifits yes. I found i could fcuk up my knees alot easier without getting cold in the process.

dp
Are treadmills actually worse for your knees than running outside? I always thought it was the other way around. :?

Personally, I hate dreadmills. I'd rather run outside in snow, p1ssing rain etc than use one. Far too boring.
I'm not sure what the definate answer is, but my knees take more of a battering when I've been away for a few weeks and the only running I can do is on a running machine (although the amount of stairs on oil rigs may have something to do with it aswell and being on my feet for 12hrs)

I hate tradmills aswell, would sooner be out in the fresh air and elements than stuck in a gym staring at the wall.
That's why you get your own one, shove it in the lounge and watch TV while you run :D

What a better way to get fit?

:roll:
 
#18
Introducing the Top 4 Major Causes of Treadmill Injuries linky

Ok, I confess I was running in a crappy pair of trainers.

but there again... linky
treadmill use increases the amount of repetition, possibly leading to biomechanical injury and potentially complicating common conditions like plantar fasciitis.
Apart from that they are great for persons whom cant be bothered going on a run and think 20 min of running at 4mph is a good job done, spose it depends on what your trying to achieve.
 
#19
Is running on grass easier/safer if you have a knee injury? Since I have an almost pathological hatred for deadmills(and every other type of cardio machine)I'm interested in other options.
 
#20
Werewolf said:
Is running on grass easier/safer if you have a knee injury? Since I have an almost pathological hatred for deadmills(and every other type of cardio machine)I'm interested in other options.
Yes, it is. Not to be a cunt, but thought that was common sense :p
Know what you mean about the dreadmills too. Fecking aweful things.
 

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