To use a treadmill, turn the machine on, choose a walking speed to start, and gradually increase the speed to a run. Adjust the incline to get a harder workout on a treadmill with helpful tips from a certified personal trainer in this free video on physical fitness.
My name is Tanya Batts and I'm with Physique Designs. Today I want to talk to you about how to use a treadmill. It looks like a big, scary piece of equipment, but it's fairly easy to use. Treadmills are great if you're training for a ten-K or a marathon or you just want to get going and the weather's not that great outside. When you get on the treadmill, you just want to start hittin' the speed arrows and you're going to start out for a small walk, and you can speed it up and go as fast as you want to go. Another great thing about a treadmill, you can add an incline so it's almost like you're going up a hill. It's going to work the butt muscles but you're going to get great cardio and it's going to work the lower half of the body. Another thing to mention about a treadmill's safety. A great thing to look for in a treadmill is you have a safety strap, so in case you're runnin' and you fall, the magnet's going to pull off and it's going to stop the treadmill. Another great thing about a treadmill, if you're lookin' to get one yourself, you want to think about the shock system. A treadmill's better than concrete, but if you got a treadmill, make sure it's a good quality one and you might want to test it out before you buy it. So to recap how to use a treadmill, you're going to hit the speed button, you can add the incline or keep it straight, but look for a great, quality treadmill and that's how you use a treadmill.