I use the treadmill at the gym at the apartments here. I have my hands at the side bars until I want to see my heart rate then I put my hands on the silver bar. I feel good doing the treadmill, doing a good walking pace at 3.2 and do the incline at 3.0 or 3.5,
I'm not a spring chick either. No matter I do, the heart rate wont go over 120. I thought that if the heart rate was high it was a good indicator that you were working out good and burning calories. Am I right or not? I was doing the elliptical before and the heart rate was higher but my knees after 15 minutes started to burn so I switched to the treadmill. I feel more safe that my knees don't burn with it. I do 30 minutes on treadmill cause I don't want to push my luck with the knees. If anyone can answer about heart rate being the key to get a good workout it would be appreciated.
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