2 Big Reasons Not to Hold onto the Treadmill

Reason 1: It decreases the effectiveness of your workout by as much as 25%. It also nullifies the speed and incline that you dialed in. It is smarter to reduce the intensity and not hold on and it is more efficient saving time and creating better results.

Reason 2: It could damage the treadmill. It doesn’t matter if you own the treadmill or if you use it at your gym. Either way it doesn’t make any sense to ruin it. Holding on while trying to walk, jog or run creates uneven drag on the belt which can damage the motor. It is best to walk or run as naturally as possible.

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