A study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine showed that when training on a curved treadmill, participants’ oxygen consumption increased by 32%, exercise efficiency decreased by 38%, heart rate increased by 16%, and running rhythm increased. 2.5%.
According to a study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, runners perform fitness training on a curved non-motorized treadmill, which is nearly 30% more intense than on a traditional electric treadmill.
Regarding “people’s physiological and sensory needs when exercising on curved, non-motorized treadmills,” researchers from the School of Physical Education, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science at the University of Essex tested 13 elite runners in three different sets of tests. the study. (These runners can run 3 miles “approximately 4828 meters” in 20 minutes or less to be eligible to participate in this study)
The first set of tests requires participants to train on a motorized treadmill with an incline of 1% until they feel tired. During the test, the researchers measured the maximum heart rate, oxygen uptake and running speed of each runner.
The second set of tests requires participants to exercise on a curved treadmill at five different speeds — the speed is 40% to 80% of the maximum speed of each participant measured before — can rest three times during the interval of speed conversion minute.
The third group of tests requires participants to complete the same exercise as the second group, except that they have to change to a treadmill. At the same time, participants also need to report the intensity of exercise they feel.
In short, participants believed that when they exercised on a curved treadmill, their exercise intensity increased by 27%. The researchers’ data confirms the feelings of runners.
On the arc treadmill, the oxygen consumed by runners increased by 32%, exercise efficiency decreased by 38%, heart rate increased by 16%, and running rhythm increased by 2.5%.
The author of the study and a researcher at the University of Essex, Patrick Schoenmakers said that curved treadmills can give runners a unique experience, which is not achieved by traditional electric treadmills.