The two biggest factors in building your treadmill routine are first, yourself; and second, the treadmill that you are running on. Even if you are starting from the ground up with your treadmill workout, you can get into a great routine and work towards your results if you will keep those factors in mind.

And starting from the ground up is a great place to start. Treadmills will let you exercise in the comfort of your home and at on your own schedule, but if you aren’t putting forth any effort before you get your treadmill, you will probably be doing yourself a disservice by purchasing one right away.

This means that you should be exercising even without a treadmill. Yes, treadmills can help you be efficient with your time and your exercise efforts, but if you will get your body in gear and exercise regardless, you will be head and shoulders above the consumer who purchases a treadmill and expects their life to change because of it.

Running and jogging are great preliminary exercises before you purchase a treadmill. These exercises will give you the twin benefits of preparation and discernment; you will be better prepared physically for your treadmill workouts if you have been jogging, and the time spent running out doors will help you discern treadmill features that are conducive to your workouts.

Choosing a treadmill is very much about personal preference, but you will probably need to find out what works for you and what doesn’t before you get to testing out any treadmills. That is why you run.

When you start testing out treadmills you will probably be made aware of the many features that can be combined with a treadmill. Some of the more popular options are cup holders, media player support systems, heart-rate monitors, built-in fans, incline options, spring-supported tracks and programmable routine features.

While features have the potential to make you workouts better, there will likely be treadmill features that you are indifferent to. For example, checking your heart rate involves looking at a clock and some basic math – count the number of beats in twenty seconds and multiply by three – so if you are able to live without it you don’t need to pay more for it.

Factors such as your running style, your desire for multiple distractions, and of course, and your price range should all be understood before you purchase a treadmill. Running or jogging before you test or purchase a treadmill will help you make a purchase that you are satisfied with.