How should I use the treadmill for optimal fat and weight loss?

January 1, 2012 by  
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Question by Curious: How should I use the treadmill for optimal fat and weight loss?
How should I use the treadmill for optimal fat and weight loss? How many mph hour should I go and for how many minutes? Can I do this every day?
I am currently on a 1200 healthy diet. I watch what I need.
I am a female and about 5’9 tall. I need to lose about 15-20 lbs to be at my ideal body weight.
How long will it take me to achieve my goal with my diet, cardio, and some weights?

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Not too sure about all of them but using a treadmill i would you fartlek training. Basically running at different speeds for different durations. Ex. 5 Minutes at a jogging pace then 1 Minute at a fast pace. Just do as much as you can and vary the speed and the steepness of the running board.

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4 Responses to “How should I use the treadmill for optimal fat and weight loss?”
  1. Converse <3 says:

    first: YOU HAVE TO EAT MORE THAN THAT. believe it or not your body is storing fat and will make you gain weight if you don’t eat more because it knows it needs the nutrients to keep you up.

    second: Run on the treadmilll every other day and do different exercises to mix it up. one day you can decide to run/jog 3 miles at 10mph and another day you could go faster for 2 miles. or slower for 4 miles?

    3rd: if you want to lose weight by what you eat just eat a lot of fruit and healthy foods. NEVER skip a meal. because you’ll again gain weight.

    i hope i helped 🙂 (i’m a runner so i know a lot from coaches)

  2. charlene h says:

    well walking at a fast speed and a high incline is supposed to the be the best way. Not running. Running may seem like the best way but it does not tone your muscles – and the toning of your muscles is what helps your body burn the fat!! Running is also bad for your joints, and bad for the tredmill – I know mind couldnt handle me running on it everyday!!
    As for how much each day – just do as much as you can do firstly, and then yourself up! I would recommend every second day.
    I work in the metric system so I am not sure about lbs. But mean I can lose 1 kgs a week if I put in average effort and 2 kilos a week if I put in more effort – yet I don’t bother changing my diet
    1kg=2.2 lbs

  3. californiakid says:

    I do intervals. Warm up and then do one minute of a slow jog (say level 5) then crank it up to a sprint for a minute (level 10 or so). Repeat for about 10-12 times or so. I heard it burns more fat when you’re resting (after your workout). It’s pretty tough but it does work. Good luck.

  4. Maximilian says:

    You might not believe this, but if you stick to a healthy dietary habits by eating small meals throughout the day like every 3 hours, protein shakes and copious amounts of water you will lose body fat and maintain size. Things like bread and pasta should be kept to a minimum, they are still needed and are good if you need that extra energy to get through a workout. Just don’t over do them! Losing muscle mass occurs when you are on a ‘diet’ that denies your body the nutrients needed to sustain strength. You can also take some of the supplements on this site to help speed up your weight loss. http://aeleevo.notlong.com

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