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7 Treadmill Accessories you should have for Improved Cardio

Introduction

More and more people are opting for the home treadmills because of various reasons, while some are just too busy to go gym regularly others are incapable of running on a daily basis because of the harsh weather conditions.

So now you own a treadmill at home, there are few treadmill accessories that can ensure the long life of your treadmill and your safety. 

We are not going to talk about any bull-shit piece of accessory that is obvious, like a water botter or cup holder or running shorts, we are going to talk about the treadmill accessories that are surely going to help you improve your performance while improving the lifespan of your treadmill.

Top Treadmill Accessories To Buy. 

Lubrication Kit

Frequent lubrication and maintenance of the treadmill parts are very important for the machine’s long life. 

Most of the gym contains high-end treadmills that have self-lubrication abilities, but the majority of the home treadmills do not facilitate this functionality. 

Why exactly do you need to lubricate your treadmill?

  • Low lubrication will challenge the motor and other treadmill parts to exert more pressure. 
  • Better lubrication means the smooth running surface and lower chances of a knee injury. 
  • Will protect the treadmill belt from excessive friction. 

If you are a daily runner then it’s suggested to lubricate your treadmill every 3 months and if you are a decent brisk walker then you can do the process twice every year. 

If you are experiencing the jerks while running, it might be a sign of low lubrication. 

Lubrication kit should be your top buy treadmill accessories.  

Treadmill Mat

If you are not willing to sacrifice your floor area then you should definitely buy a treadmill mat. 

These mats will save the surface of the floor from any probable damage or scratches, additionally, it will also provide greater cushioning for better running conditions. 

Active Noise Reduction Equipment Mats (Formerly ProIMPACT)

Sweat belt or waist trimmers

Waist Trimmers are designed to enhance your workout by helping to improve thermogenic effects.

There is a different opinion about the waist trimmers, some experts find them beneficial and some find them a waste of money. 

Many people have pounds of excess water stored in the body which can be discharged through rigorous sweating. Waist trimmers actually help in getting rid of water retention that most of the overweight people have. 

Intensifying the thermogenic effects allows the body to loosen up some water retention which ultimately leads to achieving a smaller size. 

Treadmill workout apps

Treadmill workout apps might not be an accessory but they work as an important aspect for improved performance.

“I don’t need any fuck**g workout app for my workout”, that’s what many people would say. But these apps are designed by industry experts to develop motivation and improve your performance in planned ways. 

These treadmill workout apps will change the way you used to jog, they will challenge you and will save you from boredom. 

Tablet or laptop holder

Many people are buying a home treadmill to spend some more time with family, but what if you can improve your work productivity while burning some calories? Sounds like a cherry on the cake, right?

Having a tablet or laptop holder can be a great add-on, it gives you the ability to check work progress or do some easy talk while walking a few miles. 

I usually wake up at 5 every morning and dedicate 2 hours daily to the morning walk on my treadmill while responding to the emails and team task assignments as a first thing. This has considerably improved my productivity while staying in shape. 

Headphone 

Most people will already have some sort of headphones and we understand that you love your wired headphones, but come on, its time to upgrade. Bluetooth-enabled products are a lot easier to use when you’re running on a treadmill, thanks to the lack of a cord.

Weighted Vest

It’s the best thing you can buy for better fat loss while covering the same distance. 

Weighted vests are inspired by the army. You wear a vest that has many pockets filled with weighted material (sand, iron rods, etc). Weighted vests can help you add resistance to your workout. 

Suppose if you are 100kg and you wear a body vest weighting 20Kg then you will burn calories at a 20% higher rate. Additionally, you can use these weighted vests to add resistance in other bodyweight exercises like push-ups, pull-ups, squats, planks, etc. 

It’s not recommended to run or jog with these weighted vests, they might put excess pressure on the spine. Brisk walking or inclined walking with a weighted vest can do wonders to your calorie burning process. 

Ending note: 

All the products and accessories we mentioned in the article were found to be very effective for our clients and you can enjoy its benefits too. 

These treadmill accessories will not cost you allot but will surely help in improved performance and longevity of your machine.