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3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Don't Get Stuck in a Treadmill Rut

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  • When I run on the treadmill, I do it in two ways:

    (1) Use the pre-set interval program. It gives me two-minute intervals and I use it to alternate between two minutes on 1% incline at 8 mph, and then two minutes at 2.5% incline at 7.5 mph. As the time goes by, I increase the speed bit-by-bit until at the end of say a 30 minute workout my fast interval is up to 8.8 mph with a sprint at 9.3 mph for the final 30 seconds.

    (2) Using the manual setting, I alternate one minute intervals on 1% incline, switching between something like 7.5 mph and 9 mph.

    Using intervals in these ways makes for a really effective workout and the time whizzes by.

    And at the end of it, I'm pretty much done in!
  • I find it boring if I do nothing but walk or jog. i mix it up with spurts of 30 second runs. i try to time it for when there is an interesting program on my radio. I tune it to BBN 91.1 Christian radio. I have also played my Talking Books or called a friend to chat. Time passes faster when I'm occupying my mind.
    I also do some upper body stretches with light weights, combining Strength Training with the cardio.
  • ROYKAMEN
    Or try these amazing Treadmill Workouts at - www (dot) highenergyfitness (dot) com
  • FITDEBBIEM
    Sorry but if you are having a conversation with someone next to you, you have the energy to work out harder - add more speed or more incline or both - and get better fitness results from your time on the treadmill.
  • I plastered my wall by my treadmill with inspirational posters & sayings, & a list of my goals.
  • SDSWANEY1
    Love my LifeCycle! Best use of time is to secure my laptop board and laptop to the handle bars. I check emails and any shopping I need to do while maintaining 135-140 heart rate for 60 minutes. PBS is on in the background in case I lose the internet connection.
  • I don't think the treadmill is boring even if I don't have music to listen to. What's boring to me is the stationary bike..................after 15 minutes I'm ready to jump off!
  • Hi. I feel like a newbie. Oh, I am. lol. wow look at you all doing great things. I can only hope I do as well. Keep up the good work your an encouragement to me. Im going to try some of the ideas. Thanks for sharing.
    Passing the word on about sparks:]
  • I have had a treadmill for over a year now and its the best thing I have ever bought. You don't have to just run on it. I vary what I do such as fast walking, running, dancing in a fashion as long as its not going to fast and do arm exercises too. I have some good tracks playing and before I know it fifteen or twenty minutes have passed quickly. As long as I am sweating a bit I know I have done something. You can also alternate between other exercises so it doesn't get boring. I have a pilates machine as well as an ab trainer and weights. I alternate between them all so I don't get bored but keep interested.
  • I alternate between reading my kindle (attached to screen on front ) or watching ipad attached to screen. If I am getting into a good book, I get lost in time and my exercising time passes quickly and enjoyably.
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  • I love my treadmill and appreciate I ideas that I read. I usually walk @ a 3.0 pace and I am going to increase to 3.5. I increase the speed regularly. Also, I walk everyday on my treadmill. So, it be to hot to walk outside and my treadmill comes in handy. Keep putting more different ideals on the blog.
  • For More ideas, Here is a great link:

    http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,71
    20,s6-238-263--608-2-1-2,00.html

  • I can't stand cardio machines. Never did them until I installed an internet equipped TV with Hulu, Vudu, and Netflix plus an AppleTV with MLB.com and my entire iTunes library. This morning I even streamed Lynda.com training videos from my iPad to my AppleTV and not only killed it by doing my cardio, but killed two birds with one stone by doing video training in the same time!
    That's my refresh!
    Now I just need to figure out how to pay bills at the same time and I'll be getting 3 things I hate done in the same time :-)

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