Treadmill of Death Video…Effective Workout?

July 10, 2007

Is your treadmill workout this hard? I just had to show you this video of a very interesting use of a giant treadmill. It looks dangerous, but also extremely fun.

Note…obviously this isn’t a fitness tip. I just wanted to throw out something entertaining. Getting in shape should be a blast. Next time you are running on a treadmill, just think of these guys. The worst part has to be the part at the end where they get dumped into the water.

I am a big believer in the treadmill vs many of the other cardio machines in the gym. The treadmill helps you increase your ability to run while helping you get in shape…this transfers over to almost every sport. Also…the treadmill “forces you to be honest”. What I mean is that if you select a certain speed, you have to keep up with that speed or fall off the back! When you are using an exercise bike or elliptical machine, you don’t have the same “incentive”.

Here is a useful treadmill fitness tip:

Set the incline to level 1.5-2.0, if you want to mimic the same feel of running naturally without the treadmill. I have also found that it feels better on the joints at this angle vs all the way flat.

In all honesty, I would love to run on the treadmill of death!


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neely July 26, 2007 at 12:01 pm

LOL… that is hilarious!!! I love when the guy tried to take his shirt off and just completely ate it!
Seems like it’d be a blast

admin July 26, 2007 at 1:08 pm

Yeah…I love Japanese and Korean game shows! Their games shows always look dangerous to me. This was one of my favorite clips. I would love to give that treadmill a shot!


ruby September 27, 2007 at 8:19 am

The black guy is Ernesto Hoost who is K1 fighter

Kenny April 24, 2008 at 10:27 am

Hey Rusty,

I know that running is the best track to a sexy body. I just cant do it (I hate it/knees hurt).Is the elliptical a complete waist of time or can I get good results?


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Mitchell - Home Fitness Manual January 30, 2012 at 1:27 am

Rusty, this is a great vid. I’d love to see how I’d fair at this. Looks like a total blast…even the dunk at the end. And this is just my kind of humor.


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