What muscles do you feel when you use the incline on the treadmill?

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  1. EZ Swim Fitness profile image81
    EZ Swim Fitnessposted 5 years ago

    What muscles do you feel when you use the incline on the treadmill?

    My legs are my weakest muscle group. I always start with the incline and have always recommended my fitness clients to start and strive for the highest incline possible.

    I feel more muscle contraction in my calves than my hamstrings. I do feel my core and the muscles on my upper thigh that protect my knees.

    Curious - where muscles do you feel predominately when you are on the treadmill? Do you always use the incline?

  2. profile image0
    paxwillposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I always use the incline.  It actually feels better on my feet for some reason.  I feel it working all of my leg muscles more than when I use the treadmill flat.

  3. maalarue profile image84
    maalarueposted 5 years ago

    Most of all you should feel your calf muscles on the incline. Other than that, I would say using the treadmill is more for cardio than for working a specific muscle group. It is an excellent exercise for burning off overall body fat.

  4. Ronna Pennington profile image83
    Ronna Penningtonposted 5 years ago

    Definitely calves! Most of the time I skip the incline to get in a quick walk. I plan to add it though for better heart health. There's nothing worse than sitting in front of a computer all day, so I'm trying to get on the treadmill lots more big_smile

  5. healthylife2 profile image89
    healthylife2posted 5 years ago

    My calves are definitely in agony after using the incline. I have been a little lazy and have been avoiding cardio but will be adding it in now that we are approaching warmer weather. I just have to figure out how to use the TV on the treadmill and then no more excuses.

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    mnlewisposted 5 years ago

    Im also using the incline, and I mostly feel it in my calves. But once Im off I start feeling it on the outside of my thighs and the hamstring area.


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