30 Reasons Why The Treadmill Is The Worst

Although running outside is one of the few luxuries we still have in this era of social distancing, I imagine that many runners are being forced to dust off the treadmill when going outdoors isn't possible. 

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Here are 30 reasons why the treadmill is a terrible piece of equipment:

1. It’s the most boring exercise experience imaginable

2. You don’t move

3. You sweat all over the machine

4. 8:00 mile pace feels like 6:00 mile pace

5. You’re constantly looking at the clock

6. A lot of treadmills can shock you with static electricity

7. The built-in fan that blows dusty air

8. You have to do it alone

9. That jello-leg feeling when you step off

10. They’re expensive

11. They take up a lot of room

12. Speed workouts are brutal

13. Running hills feels like running up a wall

14. Falling

15. Gym treadmills are way too close to each other

16. The built-in TVs often don’t work

17. You can’t spit

18. The dust and sweat mixture that accumulates around the machine

19. They’re heavy

20. The standard setting limits runs to one hour

21. Why do I need to know calories burned?

22. When it asks you to type in your weight

23. The heart rate thing that’s just guessing

24. Accidentally pulling the safety plug

25. Sprinting on a treadmill is terrifying

26. Untied shoes

27. Realizing the person that used it before didn’t clean up

28. Sweating profusely indoors is gross

29. It’s loud

30. The workout progress updates: “You’re 10% done!”

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The recent announcements of program cuts to men's cross country at Akron and men's track at Central Michigan have resurfaced a feeling of uncertainty for the future of NCAA cross country and track. Here is a breakdown of where our sport currently stands within the NCAA system.

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Understanding Resting And Maximum Heart Rate

Throughout the past years, business has combined the health and technology industries to create a society where fitness tracking has become a regular pastime. People have become more invested in their health and want fun devices to assist in that. These smartwatches and apps have made it easier than ever to know what your exact heart rate is, how many hours of sleep you get, or how far you run. However, with all the knowledge presented to you, it’s equally important to actually understand what those numbers mean to best achieve all of your fitness goals. A big part of this is knowing the different active and resting heart rate zones. 

Pre-Run And Post-Run Stretches

Stretching before and after your run can add a lot of benefits to your exercise routine. It allows you to warm up your muscles and safely progress into your run and also provides your body time to cool off and continue to activate your muscles. It’s important to set aside a couple of minutes before and after exercising so you can make sure you’re taking proper care of your body. 

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Track and field has been around since the start of the Olympics in Ancient Greece in 776 B.C. It was created alongside religious events and celebrations for the Greek gods where men (no women were allowed) could show off their athletic abilities. From there it spread to the Romans who continued the games until the Christian Emperor Theodosius I banned them in 394 A.D. because of their ties to pagan beliefs. 

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