Tips for running on a treadmill to lose fat
The more you can run the more calories you can burn. So, in order to lose weight you should be able to run for a longer distance.
The way you breath can make a huge difference in how fast and how long can you run. Any normal person breaths in an incorrect way.
The correct way is to breath through you stomach. It actually means when you breath your stomach should inflate and not lungs.
While running make sure to breath through the stomach, that way you’ll be able to take more oxygen per breath.
Running seems a very simple when in the eyes of a normal person. But, when you ask a professional runner he/she will tell you there are a techniques involved.
These techniques and skills not only helps you to run for a longer duration, but they also make sure keep yourself away from the injury.
The first thing you have to keep in mind is neither to land or your toes nor to land on your heals. It is the middle part of your sole that should hit the ground first.
Secondly, while running never look down or curve your shoulders. When you either one of those you are restricting your lungs from expanding properly.
And lastly, always lean a little forward while running, your own weight will give you momentum to move forward.
Do leg exercises
It is a very simple thing, when you have bigger muscles you can run faster and for longer, but just running will take years to build those kind of muscles and muscle stamina.
The best exercises you can do are squats, lunges, deadlifts, leg press, leg extensions, leg curls and calf raise.
Doing these exercise will not only make your legs stronger for endurance, but these exercises are quite fat burner in themselves.
Make sure to use really heavy weights, that way your metabolic rate will increase and more testosterone will be released.
Maybe you don’t realise it, but for running having a strong core is as important as having strong legs. So, you should do exercises that are designed for strong core.
For example, planks and leg raise are very good exercises for strong core.
Empty stomach cardio
If you running to lose weight, then it is better to run on an empty stomach, early morning. The reason behind this is the fact that you have been in a fasted state for about 8-10 hours.
There is no glucose or fatty acids flowing in your blood that can be utilised by your body for energy. The only two options your body is left with is to break fats or muscles for energy.
To prevent muscle break down you can have a serving of whey 45 minutes before doing your cardio.
Although, the effectiveness of this technique is on debate, but many body builders swear by it. You have to try it to believe it.
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