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treadmill workout help

ok i have been working out on the treadmill and it hurt so bad i do stretch before i'm only at speed 23 just a fast walk my calves are so sore i work out every day for 30 mins why can't i speed up the pace and why do it hurt so much i'm 220 pounds and need to lose alot my goal weight is 135 i own the treadmill so i workout at home any advice would be great.

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Asked by nates_wifey623 at 5:51 PM on Dec. 15, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • A lot of times you're sore because you need more water and potassium (sp??). Also just a though, protein is a GREAT catalyst for losing weight, make sure you eat one with each meal!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:54 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Your probably arnt used to. How long have you been working out on it? I always thought that you exercise for 3 or 5 days out of a week. That way those other days your body can heal. If you are working out 7 days a week, I would rest for a day.

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 5:54 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Are your shoes good? Do you wear heels a lot? You may need an orthodic insert until you get some of the weight off. This really sounds like a shoe problem/ arch support problem.

    Go to a good shoe place and get fitted right. You might want to talk with your GP and see if you can get an insert from him/her.

    Also, is the treadmill level? If you are at a slight decline, you could kill your calves then later on it'll wreck your shins and knees. Try to walk flat or at your low level incline.

    Answer by ecodani at 5:55 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • I have been working out for 3 weeks and i have no incline my shoes might be the problem i'll try it thank you

    Answer by nates_wifey623 at 6:00 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • It could be your not used to it...start slow and work your way to a faster sense in burning out before you get started.I started on my treadmill when I was 275 pounds..started with just 20 minutes at a slow speed and slowly worked my way up to running...make sure you have good shoes and stay hydrated.

    Answer by Nattiesmom9603 at 9:11 PM on Dec. 15, 2009

  • Great advice so far! Shoes definitely should help, so make sure to do that. Also, make sure to have rest days. If you don't want to take a day off, do something different, like yoga or pilates that will give you a different type of workout. Make sure you have a little snack afterward that has complex carbs & protein. I know of a great product that does wonders when you use it within 1 hour of working out, that really decrease the soreness. Let me know if you would like more info.

    Also, soaking in a warm bath with some epsom salts works great. I've done that lots of times when I way over did it & I always come out feeling better. Usually still some soreness, but at least bearable.

    Let me know if I can help you in any other way! Whatever you do, just don't give up! :)

    Answer by Iowagirl69 at 7:57 PM on Dec. 19, 2009

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