Many people are looking for that simple one thing that is going to give answers to their questions. When you are working out there is no one type of workout that is the best for any type of goal. If you are looking for it you need to make some compromises when it comes to the results. There are no best ways to use an electric treadmill but if you are looking to get the most in all aspects of your physical condition by doing one type of exercise, you will have to go with high intensity interval training.
This could be a little easier to perform outdoors since you are going to alter the speed quite frequently, and if possible you will have to run uphill every now and then. There is quite a lot of scientifical data which shows that a HIIT exercise is very efficent in increasing live enzymes which burn fat for energy, HDL cholesterol and also the aerobic capaciry of the individual as well muscle strength. You could say that it is an overall workout and when you do it with some other piece of fitness equipment, like an elliptical trainer, you will get even more out from it. This article is going to focus on doing it on a treadmill though.
A HIIT exercise consists of short intence sprints which are followed by low intensity intervals and by doing this you are going to recruit all your muscle twitch muscle fibers and all the slow twitch muscle fibers in one exercise. At the same time you are recruiting all your muscles since you are not doing an easy workout and your heart and lungs are going to work extra hard to deliver the oxygen to your muscle and the acids and other metabolic waste products out from your muscle. This will cause your body to consume an extra amount of calories during the exercise and post exercise. Meaning that the EPOC (excess post exercise oxygen consumption) which is the measure of the efficency of a workout, is going to be high.
When you do this type of workout on an electric treadmill you will start off with a jogging speed. This is something that you can easily carry on for a long time with being able to speak at the same time – you are not going to be out of breath. Running at the low intesity for about 30-40 seconds and then suddenly increasing the speed to your maximum and make the angle of the treadmill so that you are running uphill. This will cause the resistance to grow and make you extra hard. This will go for about 20 seconds, and after that you are going to switch the settings to the easier resistance and repeat the pattern. This is the reason why you need to have an electric treadmill with two engines, so that you can change the speed of the belt as well the angle of the belt without stepping off the machine.
Normally a workout like this continues for 10-20 minutes depending on the level of the individual doing the running machine workout, and that is why it is important to start with lower goals. Your first workout could include doing five minutes with 45 seconds of low followed by 15 seconds of high intensity. Slowly increasing the high intensity period, and decreasing the low, you will work your way to doing 25 high and 35 low for twenty minutes. When you can do this you are most likey at top shape with low bodyfat and a good aerobic condition.
Remember that there are no best ways to use an electric treadmill, and that is why you should try to find out the ones that work for you. The exercise described above is something that is quite versatile and works for multiple purposes, but if you are willing to compete at some sport you should contact a professional coach who can plan you a proper training regine.