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Treadmill Tips: Stand Back and Check Your Stride


No matter the weather, many of you prefer to run on a treadmill. One of the great things about it is that the conditions, as long as you don't have to wait for a machine, are quite predictable. Unfortunately, running with the belt can shorten your stride. One way to prevent this unnatural shortening is to stand back from the console. Place yourself in the center of the belt. This way you can take longer, more natural strides. If you're too close to the front of the treadmill, you might end up swinging your arms too high to avoid hitting the control panel. This higher-arm swing not only wastes energy, but can also be a real pain in the neck.

Looking to freshen up your treadmill routine? Check out these printable treadmill workouts.

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