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  1. Chris
    December 9, 2018 @ 11:49 pm

    Thank you for this great post about running on a treadmill. I am currently suffering with bad kness so I am not running at the moment, but usually I run outside. My knee hurts most when I run uphills so I am thinking that using a treadmill with a shallow gradient might be a good way to get back into it. Do you agree? Thanks!

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    • Sports Send
      December 11, 2018 @ 2:41 am

      Hi, Chris and thank you.

      Number one I would contact your doctor about because there can be so many factors which come in it. For example, I like an elliptical trainer for my knee if I´m bad in it because it is softer. I know too, that some of my friends like more treadmills if they are in problem.

      But having said that, yes, I would try it. A one-percent incline will work just fine for a start. Long and flat runs leave the body in fatigue without much productivity.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  2. Scott Hinkle
    December 9, 2018 @ 11:55 pm

    Thanks for the informative post.  I actually skipped the treadmill machine and went for one of the Bowflex M machines…it’s more of an elliptical setup.  I did this mainly due to concerns of the impact a treadmill would have on my knees.  It never occurred to me that there would be ways to mitigate such impacts safely.

    Do you happen have or know where one might find a good reference for the new treadmill runner that might contain a recommended exercise program?  Maybe one that will ramp up the new runner from beginner, slowly and safely?

    Thank you again,

         Scott

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    • Sports Send
      December 11, 2018 @ 2:47 pm

      Hi, Scott and thank you.

      One of the best things which all these machines is that there are so many possibilities to solve things if people “think outside the box.” For example, how have thought a few years ago that you could even train your arms on a treadmill with “walking” on your arms with the legs on the floor behind the treadmill?

      Here is a good guide about starting slowly on treadmills, both for safety reason and building your form up.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  3. Jasmine
    December 10, 2018 @ 12:06 am

    You made some great points. I use the treadmill a lot and haven’t had any problems with my knees or anything else. You made a point that the proper way to run on a treadmill should be done in moderation. Exactly how long is unsafe to run on a treadmill? Is it a certain amount of miles you should stop at? Or is it a certain amount of time that should be the limit?

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    • Sports Send
      December 11, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

      Hi, Jasmine and thank you.

      Thank you for kind words.

      About how much you should run depends on how good form you are in and if you are injury free or not. So it is a very much question about each person. On same time it is vital not to overtrain. Not doing more than your body is ready to manage. So the best advice I can give is to listen to your body. If you do, you will be quick in form, steady and steady.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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  4. Kenny Tang
    December 10, 2018 @ 2:37 am

    This is a very interesting and informative post. I have often wondered if running on a treadmill could translate to real life application. I have not ran on a treadmill for a little while, but I have just started back up again. I agree with what you said, the knees are an area that can stressed rather easily. Your explanation for on how running on a flat treadmill makes sense because the human body was not designed to move in one motion. Running outside does allow your body to adjust to uneven terrain. 

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    • Sports Send
      December 11, 2018 @ 2:33 pm

      Hi, Kenny Tang and thank you.

      Thank you for kind words.

      The most important thing is to listen to your body. If you do, you will get in form soon. But if not it is possible that you need to take some steps back.

      If I can help you with anything else, or if you have any questions, don´t hesitate to contact me.

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