benefits of treadmill on steep incline

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  1. raiden031

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    Whats the benefit of setting a treadmill to a very steep incline? At my gym, the treadmills go up to a max of 15% incline. The other day I did some intervals where I would start off jogging on a flat surface and then increase the incline to between 10-15% incline and of course lowered my speed a little. I found myself eventually slowing down to a crawl and being completely exhausted, which really pushed me hard. Is this something that would help my fitness for tennis? What exactly does this do for you?
     
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  2. Ocean Drive

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    I do that in interval training, I feel it a lot more in the whole of my legs, particularly the quadriceps.

    I am yet to know how my fitness training for the last 6 months have helped my tennis as I haven't played since September due to injury caused in July.

    And yeah, it drains me.
     
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  3. LuckyR

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    I don't know your age, but for me, it would be hard on my knees...
     
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  4. rbq4h4

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    one thing you may want to try is put a friend on your back and then carry him up a hill, we used to do that in water polo practice, my coach woul call it buddy carrys, I remeber it would work the legs good.
     
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