Are You Making These Treadmill Mistakes?

There's a reason the treadmill is jokingly referred to as the "dreadmill" in the running community. It can be boring, tedious and, with all that effort, you don't even go anywhere.

But on brutally cold days and in between packed holiday schedules, it's often an evil necessity for wintertime runners. Whether you're jumping on the New Year's bandwagon or have been faithfully running for years, there's a good chance you'll find yourself on a treadmill at least once in the next few months.

But is it possible you're making treadmill running even worse with your form?

David Siik, creator of Equinox's Precision Running program, devotes an entire chapter to common treadmill mistakes in his book "The Ultimate Treadmill Workout."

Read on to see if you're guilty of any of these. And, if you're looking for a treadmill for your home gym, consider one of these eight.

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