Is there a difference between running outside and on a treadmill? | Science Questions | Naked Scientists

Something to think about when you feel the Winter weather is forcing you to the treadmill for your daily run. Chris Smith asked sport scientists Dan Gordon whether you get the same benefits from hammering along the pavement as you can from jumping on a treadmill in the gym. Dan - In the broadest sense, yes. In the broadest sense you will get cardiovascular adaptations and so on and so forth. … [Read more...]

Winterize Your Workout

On a chilly morning last week, the workout of the day at the gym was a circuit including running outside. It was a small crew that morning at 5:30 a.m. and 2/3 voted to alter the workout so they wouldn’t have to brave the cold air. I could have gone either way; it was in the low 30s but certainly not so uncomfortable that I wouldn’t or couldn’t run short distances outside. I wondered, had the … [Read more...]