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    Real Running Vs. Treadmill Running

    Well since I started back on my road to good health, I have been doing treadmill running. It's good because you can do it in your own home, I can go for alot longer and I sweat a shitload more.

    Well today, I built up the confidence (and layer of clothing) to go real running in the park down the street from me. I didn't go for as long as I usually do on a treadmill, but I am soar as shit right now, I feel like I got a full body workout and it just felt better, more intense, even if it was shorter.

    What are your thoughts on the two?
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    real running makes your glutes work a lot harder. You have to push against the ground and propel yourself forward. On the treadmill, the ground moves and you stay still. This works the glutes less.

    If you always run on the treadmill, it sets the pace for you. Outside, you may not know how to pace yourself and end up running faster or at a higher intensity than you intended to.

    Running outside is typically done on concrete, that is a much harder surface than the treadmill (unless you run on a track or a grass field).

    i think treadmills suck ass though.





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    Real Running Vs. Treadmill Running ???

    machine vs. free weight??

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    There have been numerous studies on the differences between the two. There was even a study that showed the differences between male and females and how the treadmill affected them due to anatomical differences with hips etc...

    It depends on what you are trying to achieve though. Treadmill running, in its current form, does not cross over 100% to the outside world. Generally I try to do both - besides - it gets damn boring watching the same wall over and over again.
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    I read somewhere that to simulate "real" running, you should set the treadmill at a 1% grade. This is supposed to compensate for the moving belt by making it slightly harder, forcing the muscles to put out an equivalent amount of work. I don't think that would address what Funk mentioned about the glutes, tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk View Post
    real running makes your glutes work a lot harder. You have to push against the ground and propel yourself forward. On the treadmill, the ground moves and you stay still. This works the glutes less.

    If you always run on the treadmill, it sets the pace for you. Outside, you may not know how to pace yourself and end up running faster or at a higher intensity than you intended to.

    Running outside is typically done on concrete, that is a much harder surface than the treadmill (unless you run on a track or a grass field).

    i think treadmills suck ass though.
    Exactly what I was thinking, just didn't convey it too well in the original post. I am moving out of my house and getting an Eliptical for my new pad, so it won't matter. Good thing is, my new apartment in NyC has a park right across the street. So when I am sick of the eliptical, I walk across the street and have a field day.

    Adam, just trying to maximize my Cardio workouts as much as possible. I am trying all my options and mixing the ones I like then droping the others.

    Pylon, I always set my treadmill on an incline. It takes me forever to get a decent workout unless I have some type of resistance.

    More input?
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    Where are you moving to in NYC? I used to live on the upper east side.





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    Honestly i hate treadmills... far too boring. However, they have their place... it's nice to know your heartrate and exactly how fast you're going, how far you've gone, etc... It also doesn't seem to be as hard on my joints as running on the street.

    If the weather sucks, I run on an indoor track... but if I had a treadmill at home I'd probably use it on rainy/cold days. On nice days, I'd much rather be outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk View Post
    Where are you moving to in NYC? I used to live on the upper east side.
    Lower East Side. I have a 19th floor view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Instant wet when bringning ladies over.

    Why'd you move out of the area?
    After almost 2 weeks... I am back and better than ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABCs View Post
    Lower East Side. I have a 19th floor view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Instant wet when bringning ladies over.

    Why'd you move out of the area?
    Because it costs to much money to live there and because I was burned out with NYC. There are a lot more opportunities for things that I want to do here in AZ.





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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk View Post
    Because it costs to much money to live there and because I was burned out with NYC. There are a lot more opportunities for things that I want to do here in AZ.
    Exactly the reason why I always end up back here. Good luck man.
    After almost 2 weeks... I am back and better than ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABCs View Post
    Exactly the reason why I always end up back here. Good luck man.
    the reason you always end up back here? As in back in NYC? You like that it costs so much money?





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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk View Post
    the reason you always end up back here? As in back in NYC? You like that it costs so much money?
    Hahhaa, yes back in NyC, I end up back here because there is oportunity in the career I chose to pursue. It is the number on market for radio, broadcast, and audio in the world. It costing so much is a price I must pay to make more money in the long run.
    After almost 2 weeks... I am back and better than ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABCs View Post
    Hahhaa, yes back in NyC, I end up back here because there is oportunity in the career I chose to pursue. It is the number on market for radio, broadcast, and audio in the world. It costing so much is a price I must pay to make more money in the long run.
    oh yea. you have to be in NYC for something like that.

    What exactly do you do?





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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk View Post
    oh yea. you have to be in NYC for something like that.

    What exactly do you do?
    I am a Master Control Op here at Fox News Networks and a part-time music producer. Couldn't be in a better place for both scenes.
    After almost 2 weeks... I am back and better than ever.

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