3 Ways You're Cheating During Your Workouts

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  • Thanks for the reminders - especially to increase resistance and to change it up, which gets boring anyway. That's why the videos and articles on Sparkpeople are so good. - 1/16/2017 9:26:51 AM
  • I also HAVE to hold on to the treadmill, else I fall. Without holding on, I would be walking like a drunk. I am balance-impaired ... - 7/6/2016 11:29:09 PM
  • I am such a klutz, I have to hold on!! - 12/17/2015 2:49:51 PM
  • Great ideas! - 10/29/2015 10:10:39 PM
  • Good tips. - 8/13/2015 5:31:38 PM
  • Somehow I need to remember this cause last 2 days my work out is starting to board me for some odd reason lol. - 7/1/2015 7:49:39 AM
  • Running or walking on the treadmill definitely feels noticeably easier to me whenever I hold on to it during my workout, versus when I don't. I remember this was always one of Jillian Michael's pet peeves for those that she trained on the Biggest Loser, as well. - 3/2/2015 1:58:26 PM
  • I love the reminder to change the routine up - such a valuable tip! - 2/9/2015 1:39:25 PM
  • I actually slipped off a treadmill and had a long rehab at PT...I would say, First - attach the panic Stop clip - so what if you look silly...this will stop the treadmill should you lose your footing, etc....Second - don't have the treadmill set faster than your walking pace, that way you won't have to hold on so tightly...Third - hold on lightly and occasionally let go ...Fourth - pay attention to what you are doing! a TV/earphones/cell phones are ALL distractions! - 1/9/2015 5:14:35 PM
  • Using the treadmill, I have to hold on with both hands. If i do not, i will fall off because of my feet. I loose balance easily. PS. I do NOT run, my knees will not hold up. - 12/26/2014 3:05:17 PM
  • The ad itself, with the kids on the school bus made me smile! - 11/17/2014 11:30:57 PM
  • Great tips....I find myself guilty of at least one of them. Will have to make a change. - 10/21/2014 9:07:27 AM

  • Unfortunately there are problems with this one---
    Unable to view with most of the screen black, advertisement still playing/talking and video begins to play. - 9/27/2014 11:15:08 AM
  • I could get no sound. - 9/26/2014 6:13:33 PM
  • I would LOVE to see this video about the 3 ways I am cheating myself at the gym if the stupid advertisement would play and get out of the way. I have been setting here 3 minutes seeing nothing but the advertisement which is not doing anything and there is no way I can remove it except to delete everything, forget about how I'm cheating and move on to something else!!!!!!!! I know the advertising is necessary but it seems there is now more advertisements than SparksPeople information on here..... - 9/25/2014 8:06:59 PM