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3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Don't Get Stuck in a Treadmill Rut

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  • I have tried some of these tips and it really does help to change it up. Time goes faster.
  • Thank you for this interesting information!
  • I use my music downloads and change the pace and incline to match the beat, that way I dance and walk at the same time.
  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    DON'T HAVE A TREADMILL, BUT ALWAYS USE THE ONES AT THE HOTELS WE STAY AT. SAFER THAN WALKING IN STRANGE AREAS.
  • Interesting ideas.
  • All these help keep it interesting
  • These are all great ways to pump your walk on a treadmill up. My favorite is to listen to an audio book, or read a story on my Kindle. The time flies by and before I know it I am relaxed and in a world of make believe while working out.
  • My treadmill is in my living room. I can watch a motivational program or look out the patio door. It doesn't have to be boring unless you make it boring. Change your attitude, change your workout.
  • ETHELMERZ
    Do it backwards, that is refreshing!!
  • Boring? Not to me. The treadmill and the rowing machine are the only parts of a gym I like, other than the hot tub. You put on your headphones (or if at home, put on the TV) and you just go. No matter how hot or rainy it is outside you can exercise. I miss my treadmill and my Bowflex (mostly used for rowing), but I just could not ship them to the Philippines when I retired. The rest of the gym is boring - to me. :)
  • A treadmill is boring - incline, intervals or not. But it does offer one thing - the ability to stop and rest. If you are fortunate you can listen to music. I'm lucky in that my gym does have treadmill set up with a view. Still boring but it helps. If you can run outside. It's much much, much better.
  • Just had a bariatric sleeve surgery in august. Had some physical therapy to get my muscles in shape, have just joined plant fitness, and am learning to enjoy moving, first time in many years. I enjoy changing up the incline, esp on machines that randomly change it .

  • I am a die hard gym rat so I never found any exercise boring. However, I preferred to use my treadmill at home instead of the gym because I could have my music on because I did not like anything in my ears. I did set the paces each time from 3.5 to 4.0 with time interval and tried to walk more than 30 minutes. I tried to do that 2 to 3 times a week on non gym days. My wife could walk 60 minutes or more each time at 4.5. I could not believe the author would suggest conversation and reading when using treadmill. One could not be serious about working out or walk fast enough if one could read.
  • The treadmill is definitely boring, but I use interval training to break up the monotony, and listen to my favorite music. I can't sing aloud since I am in a gym, but it definitely helps to lip sync through my workout. I may be my neighbor's entertainment. :-)
  • I would much rather pull out a Leslie Sansone video than get on the treadmill. At least you get motivation.

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