Treadmill vs. Running Outside

find out what is better - treadmill or running outside

As a runner, you may be wondering whether it’s more beneficial to learn more about the pros and cons of running on a treadmill or running outside.

From a workout standpoint, running on a treadmill is slightly easier than running outside because you’re not encountering any wind resistance. However, because you can adjust the grade of a treadmill to a one percent incline accurately simulates the conditions of running outdoors.

An obvious benefit to run outdoors, the treadmill might be a better choice in those instances.

If you’re training for a specific race, you can also use the computer on the treadmill to your planned race.

Another benefit to practice ingesting fluids without carrying those with you.

While these benefits of running on a treadmill are clear, there are some detriments as well. If you only ever run on a treadmill, it can be very difficult to do so on your own when race day comes.

Many runners also find themselves bored while running on the treadmill, which may make it difficult to keep your mind occupied and mark your progress.

For most serious runners, a combination of regularly running outside with occasional use of the treadmill is the best strategy. As discussed above, the treadmill can be a great training to the training regime.

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Kineo – the most versatile muscle testing using artificial intelegence


Kineo – the most versatile muscle testing using artificial intelegence


Kineo – the most versatile muscle testing using artificial intelegence


In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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