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Postby Maraver » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:59 am

Who has one.......... who uses it and if you do can you tell me how often and how long and how far do you walk

I need to set myself some sort of challenge
Hope you don't mind me asking
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Postby vanessa0305 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:20 pm

I have one at home but I hate using it. I used to walk for 30mins at 5kms an hour. But it seemed so fast.

I use one at the gym on my cardio days. I do 30mins at 6km an hour (which feels less than mine at 5kms an hour) so I walk 3kms. I also make sure on the distance calculator on treadmill that I do indeed walk 3kms.
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Postby *KaTe* » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:22 pm

I was going to hire one over the winter, but my mum has lent me hers :D So am going to do some interval training on it....

I mainly do jogging, and walking...I dont like to be on a treadmill for a really long time but like to challenge myself and make sure I'm pretty buggered by the time I get off it.

I reccommend increasing the incline...it works your legs big time!
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Postby Ses » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:12 pm

I use one. It is set on incline, and has a few preset options, that range from 3km - 8km/hr. I usually do between 30-45 minutes, with 1/3 of that a jog (6.5-8 km/hr).

I set it up in front of the TV, and then can watch as much crap as I want guilt free!

The whole family uses it.
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Postby Chelle » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:25 pm

You could always hire one out for a month as a trial to see if you like having one around the house & if you will use it. It will save you alot of money If you decide that you don't like it.
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Postby Roar2Life » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:08 pm

I use one at the gym and usually jog on it at 9km/h for 10-20min depending what mood i'm in!
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Postby shokoden » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:04 pm

I have an electric treadmil just been out to dust in off to start using it again :D When i used it before i did 15mins morning and night at the start and then increased my time to 30 mins morning and night as i got fitter. I also went from just walking to interval and eventually i was running for 20 mins. I think they are a good investment.
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Postby SarahC » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:26 pm

I have one, but it is getting very old now. The mat has become very worn and slippery so it's hard to use. I need to replace the mat, or the entire treadmill..

I just use the one at the gym. I put the incline up to 13.5% and speed around 7.7km/hr. About 35-40 mins. I find that's a pretty good workout :)
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Postby chrisj » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:48 pm

i have heard it stated that a treadmill on will burn more calories than a cross trainer......plus it convenient if you have on at home you can have it in front of the telly and anytime of the day and don't have to bother about gyms and waiting
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Postby Maraver » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:51 pm

I have had mine a while and I would like to use morning and night but with my work hours its difficult but I have been using it now for 30mins a day after the first week and I am going to add 5 mins a week, and build up to an hour a day
and you know sometimes when I am pounding away I think bloody hell am I going to have to do this for the rest of my life
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Postby Dave » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:54 pm

Yes, If only the wife would let me have one, let alone just to hire one. ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH.....gggggrrrrrrrrrr

They definitely keep you going, that’s for sure...great for beginners :P
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Postby chrisj » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:55 pm

dave not just for begins for anyone who wants to keep excerising and don't want to bother with the censored a gyms and all that
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Postby Maraver » Wed Jul 11, 2007 8:58 pm

Yes I am happy with mine and I think whatever I do is better than not doing it if you get my drift
Dave tell your wife they are so good for drying clothes on too :lol:
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Postby Searching501 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:39 pm

My partner recently bought me one, and i've just completed my first week using it. I use it for 30 minutes, 4 times a week in the evenings, which ends up being 7.5 mins running and the rest walking.

I am quite unfit at the moment, so i am walking for 5 minutes, then running for 2.5, then walking etc etc. I hope to take the running up to a total of 10 minutes this week, and then the week after i might start playing with the incline.

I have set mine up in the back spare room, with my telly and cd player, and also have some free weights, a mat and fitball, but so far i've been too buggered after getting off the tready to even contemplate using the rest of the equipment!
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Postby loveat116 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:44 pm

I use it at the gym.

Running: 9.5km/hour
Walking: Between 6.5 and 7km/hour with an incline of 4%-9%.

I dont put the incline up really high or it just gets to hard.
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