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3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Don't Get Stuck in a Treadmill Rut


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  • 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 --
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    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
  • I listen to music, and read gossip magazines on the elliptical trainer (or books -- but they can't be too substantive). I also glance at the TV in the gym, which is playing CNN, and I get some news that way. - 11/3/2009 12:41:23 PM
  • Since I don't get alot of time to read, I download audio books to my ipod and listen while I'm on the treadmill. I even have some exterior speakers I can connect to so that I don't have to wear headphones if I don't want to. Makes me stay on the treadmill a little longer and the time goes by faster. - 11/3/2009 10:55:17 AM
    Something I like to do while I'm running on my treadmill is pray. I run between 5 and 7 miles 5 times a week, and it gets monotonous even if I'm watching something. When I pray, I finish feeling at peace with the world as well as relieved of the stress from work. I can pray for pretty much everyone while I am running. - 11/3/2009 10:30:03 AM
  • I use my Ipod in many different ways, Videos, E-books, and podcasts I have a new podcast each day - 11/3/2009 9:38:43 AM
  • I agree that I don't want someone striking up a conversation while I'm on the treadmill. Although at times it can be repetitious and become boring, most times I use this time to do my most creative thinking, a sort of meditation. I find the suggestions here very helpful for variation on those days when I simply cannot conjure up anything creative in the old noggin and will use them. I particularly like the one from the gentleman that has MS and was persistent enough to find a way to keep himself limber. Good for the mind, good for the soul. Have a wonderful day. - 11/3/2009 9:19:15 AM
  • My laptop fits in the book/magazine rack on my treadmill, so I can either watch tv/movies ( is awesome!) or surf the internet while I walk. Makes the time go by faster, too! - 11/3/2009 9:02:21 AM
  • BECKY1720
    I read when I am on the treadmill if you have a good book the time just speeds by. - 11/3/2009 8:56:52 AM

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