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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 30 May 21 7.59pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

What do people think of them?

My missus brought one during lockdown and uses it all the time.

I tried it today for first time but hated it. Prefer normal running any day.

Do you get used to them?

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 30 May 21 8.13pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I stopped pavement running too many uneven paving stones, street furniture and of course people. I even got knocked over by a car reversing out of his driveway.

Treadmills are kinder on the joints as well.

As for the boring bit most have video screens for that.

Edited by Badger11 (30 May 2021 8.13pm)

 


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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 31 May 21 3.32am Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

I stopped pavement running too many uneven paving stones, street furniture and of course people. I even got knocked over by a car reversing out of his driveway.

Treadmills are kinder on the joints as well.

As for the boring bit most have video screens for that.

Edited by Badger11 (30 May 2021 8.13pm)

Definitely, road running does your knees in. Treadmills, or better still exercise bikes are a better alternative!

 

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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 03 Jun 21 12.56pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

It really depends on the treadmill.

I wouldn't buy one for less than a grand, or it won't last very long and won't feel very good under your feet.

You do get used to treadmills, but if you like running outside in all weathers, then you don't need one.

 

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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 03 Jun 21 1.22pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

I bought a treadmill in 2004 and love it. I haven't been on the road for over two years. In the lockdown, I was running 30 miles/week on it.
It is kinder on the ankles and knees as the deck flexes to take away the shock.
You can make up your own sessions.
When running on the road, it is easy to slow down at the end of a session. A treadmill will keep the same speed and 'forces' you to keep up.

Put the gradient up by 1 degree to counteract the help the treadmill gives.

It helps to watch TV as it does take your mind from the effort. Get a decent size set ( 40 inches ) and enjoy the sessions.

 

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View grumpymort's Profile grumpymort Flag UK/Thailand 03 Jun 21 5.35pm Send a Private Message to grumpymort Add grumpymort as a friend

Waste of time/money.

People mentioning about doing knees in this will happen no matter the running you do because it's not natural for humans to do long distance running this is not due to flat or bumpy surface.


Rowing machine
Weights
Exercise bike

Those three are the best options.

The only time I would recommend running machine is if some one has mobility issues and this is being used to aid them to do some exercise.

 


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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 03 Jun 21 5.54pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

Originally posted by grumpymort

Waste of time/money.

People mentioning about doing knees in this will happen no matter the running you do because it's not natural for humans to do long distance running this is not due to flat or bumpy surface.


Rowing machine
Weights
Exercise bike

Those three are the best options.

The only time I would recommend running machine is if some one has mobility issues and this is being used to aid them to do some exercise.

So hunting on bikes for ancient man was better ?

The three options you suggest are non-impact, but do not raise the heart-rate as much or use the same amount of energy. My rule of thumb is that you travel twice as far on a bike using half the calories compared to running.

Run for 1 hour uses 750 calories and travel 7 miles.
Cycle for 1 hour uses 375 calories and travel 14 miles.

I have been running and cycling for 30 years.

I also have a turbo-trainer.

 

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killed by a treadmill.......heart attack, i believe.

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 03 Jun 21 7.53pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by doi209

So hunting on bikes for ancient man was better ?

The three options you suggest are non-impact, but do not raise the heart-rate as much or use the same amount of energy. My rule of thumb is that you travel twice as far on a bike using half the calories compared to running.

Run for 1 hour uses 750 calories and travel 7 miles.
Cycle for 1 hour uses 375 calories and travel 14 miles.

I have been running and cycling for 30 years.

I also have a turbo-trainer.

This is pretty much it. You can potentially cycle everyday, and when you donít youíll get inner thigh cramps. But itíll take hours of your time to burn calories and it doesnít get you extremely fit like running.

I have also investigated injuries from running recently and there is the opinion that running can strengthen joints, cartilage and knees, rather than injuring them and wearing them out.

I think part of the problem with running is people do several things wrong.

Donít stretch before and after. Hamstrings and calves are a must for me

Donít listen to the body telling you to stop in that session if thereís a problem

Donít build up speed and distance gradually or they run far too far than is necessary. So instead of retiring yourself from running days do slightly shorter distances.

Donít wear shoes theyíve researched. Or theyíre battered. Good shoes canít be recommend enough. They last a long time and can make a difference from persevering or giving up, making the bad shoes a false economy anyway. Take it from me they make a huge difference and make it easier to ip your progress and break through barriers in regular intervals close together. Cheap shoes just make somewhere ache.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 03 Jun 21 8.51pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

This is pretty much it. You can potentially cycle everyday, and when you donít youíll get inner thigh cramps. But itíll take hours of your time to burn calories and it doesnít get you extremely fit like running.

I have also investigated injuries from running recently and there is the opinion that running can strengthen joints, cartilage and knees, rather than injuring them and wearing them out.

I think part of the problem with running is people do several things wrong.

Donít stretch before and after. Hamstrings and calves are a must for me

Donít listen to the body telling you to stop in that session if thereís a problem

Donít build up speed and distance gradually or they run far too far than is necessary. So instead of retiring yourself from running days do slightly shorter distances.

Donít wear shoes theyíve researched. Or theyíre battered. Good shoes canít be recommend enough. They last a long time and can make a difference from persevering or giving up, making the bad shoes a false economy anyway. Take it from me they make a huge difference and make it easier to ip your progress and break through barriers in regular intervals close together. Cheap shoes just make somewhere ache.

You are more likely to get injured stretching if you do it cold. If you must stretch then you do a light warm up first.

 

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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

You are more likely to get injured stretching if you do it cold. If you must stretch then you do a light warm up first.

Yes I donít stretch cold and sometimes donít stretch at all. But post run stretch is so crucial stretch for me or Iíll alarming people when I groan in agony from hamstring cramps. Just above my Achilles is a problem area but when you know the signs you can manage the issues.

 


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Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

You are more likely to get injured stretching if you do it cold. If you must stretch then you do a light warm up first.

Agree. Mobility stretches are much more important than static stretches. I do 5-10 mins on rower and some mobility stretches before doing weights. Sometimes I do static stretches after but not always.
It is noticable that football teams don't perform static stretches in their warm up routines on the pitch anymore.

 

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