05 Feb '14, 6pm

"Myth: Calling your treadmill "dreadmill" is clever. Truth: It's not." @runnersworld

Do you adjust your treadmill's incline to 1% or 2%, to better mimic the effects of road running? If so, stop it immediately, because that whole notion is bunk and you're only making yourself look foolish. Honestly, we're sort of embarrassed for you. This is the takeaway from a blog post published recently by a notable biomechanist named Casey Kerrigan. (Our own Amby Burfoot has a nice summary of her findings here , explaining why "the widely quoted 1% rule represents an oversimplification" of previous research.) If you're anything like us, you're feeling pretty dumb right about now. Nobody likes to learn that he's been following a bogus rule for years. Well, we hope you're sitting down. Because there's more where that came from. Remy's World has done some further investigating, and it turns out that we've all been buying into lots of “treadmill truths” that are, to borrow ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/fun/12-more-treadmill-myths-b...

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