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Fat Burning Workout: Hit the Treadmill for Weight Loss

Everyone has their own fat burning workout routine.

While you try out various types of exercising equipment at the gym in an attempt to lose weight, you must also focus on the right way of exercising.

In this article we will take a closer look at how you can use the treadmill to help augment your weight loss efforts…

Treadmill Workout Tips

Here are some great tips to help you use the treadmill effectively for losing weight.

Don’t keep bouncing:

Don’t bounce on the treadmill as if you have got springs loaded under your feet. Fitness experts say your movement on the treadmill should be forward rather than going up and down. Anything going vertical is a wasted effort. Focusing on moving forward helps you go faster as well as helps to burn more calories within a shorter duration.

Squeeze the glutes:

Squeeze your glutes as you are pushing off your toes. Focusing on the back will contract and thus tone the muscles. The more muscle you develop, more the amount of calories you will need for maintaining it. As a result you will be burning more fat.

Put your muscles through a challenge:

As you near the end of your workout regimen, gradually slow down your speed to somewhere between 2.5 to 3.5 mph. Walk forward for around 30 seconds, then backwards for the same duration or skip for 30 seconds. You could also shuffle leading with your right foot as you stand sideways for around 30 seconds. This should be followed by alternating with the left foot leading. This will help to exercise even those muscles which are not used when moving forward. As a result, you burn more calories than you usually do.