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3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Don't Get Stuck in a Treadmill Rut


  • Part of the reason I don't go to the gym anymore is that I am constantly being annoyed by people having loud conversations around me. Between that and the guys who feel the need to grunt loud enough for the entire gym to hear every time they lift a weight, I have to turn up whatever I am listening to a deafening volume to drown it out. Save the chitchat for the locker room! - 4/26/2011 12:01:08 PM
  • I am so in agreement to that comment. I am a very friendly person but I do not enjoy people talking to me while I am working out. Even when I go power walking at the park I do not talk to anyone until I have finished my workout. I feel it is my personal time to think. It also interferes with the quality of my workout. - 3/26/2011 9:27:17 AM
    I appreciate all of these ideas. I especially like HOLLYREBEKAH's. That would be an excellent time to get some prayer time in addition to the prayers I'm saying for myself to get through my workout. I might as well pray for others also. - 2/19/2011 3:49:02 PM
  • I agree with SVENJAH - please save the talking for outdoors. Please do not be the person next to me on the treadmill who is yapping and bursting my little personal space bubble of "me time." - 2/19/2011 12:09:31 PM
  • If you see an opportunity to spark a conversation with the person next to you, go ahead talk your time away.
    SAVE this for your outside, street walks or runs, PLEASE! This is terribly annoying to everybody else in the cardio section of the gym! Gym music + machines noises + footsteps noises + talking/shouting friends = no concentration for those of us trying to work our bodies! My own ears in my own ipod can only handle so much personal volume to compensate all the other noises. - 2/19/2011 3:30:04 AM
  • HIRIEL87
    I love listening to audio books while running, because yes, treadmill running is a bit boring. This way though, it's only as boring as the book ;) - 1/2/2011 1:45:06 PM
  • I love to walk backwards, or sideways, on the threadmill. But I tend to do this only towards the end of the workout. - 10/24/2010 6:52:53 AM
  • I change my incline throughout my daily routine on my treadmill. I may start at 2 then go to 4, back down to 2, up to 5, etc... I - 8/18/2010 11:39:18 AM
  • great article-I'm on the treadmill every morning and catch Canada a.m.--Spark told me to raise it up though to a 5 level which I now do - 7/25/2010 7:49:52 PM
  • I watch my DVR's while on the treadmill. Time flys and before I know it, I walked for an hour. - 4/23/2010 1:53:11 PM
  • I've never tried treadmill other than the broken one at our recreation centre (office). But from what I've seen, treadmill seems to be a bit boring (sorry to treadmill lovers!) compare to elliptical machine and jump rope. Maybe because I'm not too keen with any activities related to running or jogging. - 4/12/2010 8:43:18 PM
    Here's another good article on the same topic --
    -boredom.html - 3/19/2010 2:58:00 PM
    That's exactly right, I tried to run on 6.0 for 1 minutes at the time. Sometimes I stop and do 20 push ups and run again by increasing the minutes and pace every time. It is fun to do that. - 11/12/2009 10:44:40 AM
  • My trainer has us slow down the speed on the treadmill to about 1.5 and do walking lunges while holding on. She also has us walk backward at a slow pace and do side-hops at a faster pace on the treadmill. Changes the pace and gives you lots of variety! - 11/9/2009 5:24:50 PM
  • I'm rather proud of the book / laptop rack I put onto my treadmill. Now depending on what I read or watch while I'm on the treadmill I sometimes only get off it when my legs start giving out. (Usually after two hours.) - 11/4/2009 8:27:50 AM

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