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Incline Vs MPH

When on a treadmill what is better to concentrate on Incline, MPH, or both?
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Re: Incline Vs MPH

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    I would concentrate on heart rate and calories burned, but you can only do that accurately with a HRM.
  • It was calculating my Heart rate on the treadmill but not calories burned. I have no clue what my heart rate should be at. That 60/80 chart doesnt really make sense too much. Mine was about 160-171 most of the time.

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  • I don't think it's really important to "target" one or the other, just make sure you're getting a good workout. 

    Be aware that as far as running/walking on a treadmill is concerned, a 0 incline on the TM is more like walking downhill.  I generally bump the incline up to 1.5 (not sure what % that is, or if that's the %).

    You could try using the preset programs, just make sure you're not holding on! (brief checks of the HR are ok, but don't keep holding the handles).
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  • Thanks girls. I have been doing mostly 5-6.0 incline and 3.0-3.5 mph. I am just starting back up and dont wanna run on the first day obviously. I have gotten an amazing workout the past 2 days but I was just curious.
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