GET BETTER RESULTS: Change Up Your Boring Treadmill Routine

Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running. -Sarah Condor 

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Intervals are one of the best ways to beat boredom on the treadmill, since playing with speed keeps both your mind and your body engaged during a run. Alternating between periods of pushing your speed with slower-paced recovery periods helps burn body fat. This is an effective way to increase your stamina and build strength in your legs, glutes, core, and arms.

What you will need:

Treadmill

Resistance Band

  1.  Start off with a sprint. 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off. Set your treadmill at an incline of 2.5 and speed of 8 mph. You can always adjust your speed to where you are comfortable, but make sure it is a sprint.

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  1.  Place the band around your ankles and set your incline at 8 with the speed at 2.5 mph. Stay in a low squat position and take small steps. You can adjust the speed to where you are comfortable. (30 seconds)

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  1. While staying in a low squat position, turn around on the treadmill facing away from the regular position. This time you will be in a low squat position walking backwards.  (30 seconds)

exercise-3

Duration:

Repeat each section 10x

Rest for 1 min after each set.

 

Written By: Jenn Padilla 

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