Mistakes To Avoid When Using The Treadmill For The First Time

No matter how much weight you have to lose, taking the first steps on the treadmill should be an exciting time for you. The purpose of this blog post is not to discourage your weight loss goals but rather to give you some helpful tips for using the treadmill correctly.

If you use the incorrect form while working out, you may risk injury or feel discouraged to continue. You should never feel pain when exercising.

If you experience any sharp pains while using the treadmill, stop immediately and consult with your physician. Also, you should never press hard on the running belt.


In this Post, I Will be Giving you Some Helpful Tips on Using the Treadmill Properly

-First off, make sure the area is clean. Take a quick walk around your home or office and brush away any junk or trash from your areas before starting up on the treadmill every time. Make sure there are no blinking lights nearby that could be distracting to you while working out. Also, make sure that your floor is clean and dry before starting up the belt.

-The treadmill should be level so that you can have a more comfortable workout. When using a treadmill for the first time, try to wear softer shoes if possible. This will help protect your feet from getting injured by the belt scraping against them. Also, a good pair of sneakers with good arch support is recommended for this exercise.

-To begin walking on the treadmill, set it at a comfortable pace and don’t just begin walking or running immediately. Try walking for 20-30 seconds at a time and rest for 10 seconds or so. Use this method to get used to the machine and your form before you start running full speed.

-This is probably best mentioned above but make sure and check the length of the belt before using it. Try not to use a treadmill that is too long or too short. The measurements of the treadmill should be at least five feet long and should be able to fit anyone without any issues.

-Never jump or run up and down the belt. Work out at a very comfortable pace for your first few weeks. If you’re not sure what that speed is, start off by walking on the treadmill at 2.5 miles per hour or walking on it at 3 miles per hour. You can always increase your speed as you become more accustomed to exercising with this machine.

-Remember to rotate your arms while walking or running on the treadmill so that you are using all of your muscle groups without any strain on any area of your body.

-Finally, make sure and check the belt every time you use the equipment. If it is dirty or has been damaged in any way, take it back to your local gym or contact a company that sells them because they aren’t cheap.



The treadmill can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it’s best if you go into it with the right mindset. If you plan to use your treadmill for walking or running, make sure to take your time and enjoy the experience. If you’re looking for an intense workout, find something else to supplement your cardio fitness.