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Strides on a Treadmill

Post  Alex Kubacki on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:45 am

Anybody do strides on a treadmill? How do you do them? It's not like the speed of the belt immediately jumps to a much higher pace after you hit the speed button. Do you extend the total time of the stride to compensate? Thanks.
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Re: Strides on a Treadmill

Post  Dave-O on Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:53 pm

I stand on the side rails, crank the treadmill to 5:00 pace, hop on for 10-15 seconds, then use the handrails to hop off for about 30 seconds, leaving the speed at 12 mph. Repeat 8-10 times.

It sounds harder than it is, but if you get hurt, I disclaim all liability. Very Happy
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Re: Strides on a Treadmill

Post  Michael Enright on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:55 pm

Timely thread, as I was thinking about exactly this while on the treadmill last night, looking forward to a long winter on it.

I'm going to try the "stand on the rails" thing sometime soon (though not at 5:00!). I better be careful about it - there is a giant brick fireplace directly behind the treadmill!
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Re: Strides on a Treadmill

Post  Dave-O on Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:03 pm

Just use the handrails until your legs get up to speed.
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Re: Strides on a Treadmill

Post  Bob on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:53 pm

I think Hal is one who describes "strides" as a gradual increase in speed, reaching full speed, then slowing back down to normal. That would seem to be perfect for cranking up the mill, then lowering the speed.

If you did strides that way.
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Re: Strides on a Treadmill

Post  Schuey on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:44 am

@Dave-O wrote:I stand on the side rails, crank the treadmill to 5:00 pace, hop on for 10-15 seconds, then use the handrails to hop off for about 30 seconds, leaving the speed at 12 mph. Repeat 8-10 times.

It sounds harder than it is, but if you get hurt, I disclaim all liability. Very Happy

Well Dave you won't have to do that with my new treadmill when you come over to use it!

ZipSpeed™️ and ZipIncline™️

With the swipe of a finger, adjust your speed and incline/decline right on the touch screen. Ideal for interval training and Fartleks, the ZipSpeed™️ and ZipIncline™️ bars make big speed/incline changes from 1 to 15 MPH and -6% decline to 20% incline without breaking your stride.
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Re: Strides on a Treadmill

Post  Jerry on Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:51 am

@Schuey wrote:
@Dave-O wrote:I stand on the side rails, crank the treadmill to 5:00 pace, hop on for 10-15 seconds, then use the handrails to hop off for about 30 seconds, leaving the speed at 12 mph. Repeat 8-10 times.

It sounds harder than it is, but if you get hurt, I disclaim all liability. Very Happy

Well Dave you won't have to do that with my new treadmill when you come over to use it!

ZipSpeed™️ and ZipIncline™️

With the swipe of a finger, adjust your speed and incline/decline right on the touch screen. Ideal for interval training and Fartleks, the ZipSpeed™️ and ZipIncline™️ bars make big speed/incline changes from 1 to 15 MPH and -6% decline to 20% incline without breaking your stride.

Show off.

Jumping up & down also trains agility and speed. Dave may go back play football. lol!
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Re: Strides on a Treadmill

Post  dot520 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:39 am

Wow, Shuey! I was so proud of my -3% treadmill...........sigh
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Re: Strides on a Treadmill

Post  wrichman on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:17 pm

@Schuey wrote:
@Dave-O wrote:I stand on the side rails, crank the treadmill to 5:00 pace, hop on for 10-15 seconds, then use the handrails to hop off for about 30 seconds, leaving the speed at 12 mph. Repeat 8-10 times.

It sounds harder than it is, but if you get hurt, I disclaim all liability. Very Happy

Well Dave you won't have to do that with my new treadmill when you come over to use it!

ZipSpeed™️ and ZipIncline™️

With the swipe of a finger, adjust your speed and incline/decline right on the touch screen. Ideal for interval training and Fartleks, the ZipSpeed™️ and ZipIncline™️ bars make big speed/incline changes from 1 to 15 MPH and -6% decline to 20% incline without breaking your stride.


I want one! how to convince the husband. hmmm. plotting...

On strides on TM - I do like Dave (except mine are at least one minute slower). Just BE CAREFUL! My friend fell off doing them and dislocated his shoulder.
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