Myth Debunked: Treadmill Just as Good as Road Running

February 18, 2015 5:36 PM

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Myth Debunked: Treadmill Just as Good as Road Running

Frigid temperatures and unrelenting snow mean a lot of exercisers stuck indoors grinding out their miles on a treadmill. Many of them wonder if their run to nowhere is somehow inferior to hitting the pavement, track or trails.

Treadmill running has a few negligible variations in biomechanics compared to outdoor running, said exercise physiologist Reed Ferber, who is the director of the running injury clinic at the University of Calgary in Canada.

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