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How To Get Slim With A Treadmill


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By Simon Gould

The treadmill is the ideal equipment to get you slim and your body toned. For slimming the exercise from walking, jogging or running will get your waist and butt slim. The incline features will get you toned and shapely legs and thighs. We'll go through each of the exercises here to get you the slimmer figure you want with a treadmill.

Walk and run for a slimmer waist

To get rid of most of the size around the waist and midriff the exercise to do on the treadmill is cardiovascular in nature. Walking or running for a period of time will burn calories. Just 10 minutes will burn around a 100 calories. It takes 3,500 calories to burn 1 pound of weight. That weight will primarily come from your waist.

Combine exercising on a treadmill will a healthy diet and your waist will get slimmer quicker. The combination of the 2 has been shown to decrease your waist size better than either activity on it's own. If you haven't done much exercise on the treadmill before try our couch to 5k plan and if you do have some experience and want to shift those extra pounds try our treadmill running plan for weight loss.

Use the incline for slimmer legs, thighs and butt

The incline is useful whether you walk or run. It's able to really work the lower part of the body and get's it into shape. You'll be going uphill and at quite an incline. The more you feel it working the right area of your body the better it's doing at making you slimmer. You'll be building muscle and burning fat in your legs, thighs and butt.

A good incline plan for this would begin with a 5 minute warm up. Then walk or run at a 2% incline for 2 minutes. Then increase it to 4% for 2 minutes. Then 6% up to 10%. You'll find this increasingly difficult and if not then walk or run a little faster. This will take 10 minutes and by the end you should really feel you've had a good workout. If you can go on for longer then give it a go.

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Do both for twice the results with interval training

You can do the run for a period of time and alternate with an incline for double the results. This is called interval training and it's ideal for giving you a slimmer body. This involves running at an easy pace and then raising the incline up briefly and then back down to recover. This combination is proven to be more effective than each on their own.

A good interval session for slimming would be a 5 minutes warm up. Then a 3 minute walk or run and the next 3 minutes on a 2% incline. Then you alternate the two. So you'd go from running on an incline to running on a flat surface and then back again with a cool down afterwards. This interval training will do wonders to your physique and you'll notice the effect.

Measure your results

To see results do this on a regular basis. Weigh yourself weekly at the same day and time. You will see your weight go down a lot at first then reduce more slowly. Don't be disheartened because you may be gaining muscle as well which weighs more than body fat. More muscle will help the appearance of your lower body.

While you're weighing yourself at the same time and day weekly. Do the same with measuring your waist. Over time you will see this number change. You may see this number go down quicker than your weight. You'll need to replace some clothing if you stick up the routine as you'll see weight and inches fall off your body. That's how to get slim with a treadmill.

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Meet The Author



I'm Simon Gould. I've been around treadmills my whole life. From running on them at an early age to working in treadmill dept's of national stores. I've run outside and I've run on treadmills and I prefer running on treadmills. I still run on one nearly every day and love it.



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