benefits of treadmill on steep incline

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by raiden031, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. raiden031

    raiden031 Legend

    Aug 31, 2006
    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?
  2. Ocean Drive

    Ocean Drive Hall of Fame

    Jul 24, 2007
    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.
  3. LuckyR

    LuckyR Legend

    Jun 2, 2006
    The Great NW
    I don't know your age, but for me, it would be hard on my knees...
  4. rbq4h4

    rbq4h4 Rookie

    Nov 7, 2007
    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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