written by runnergirl training
Treadmill workouts can be monotonous or challenging. Here are 5 ideas on how to keep your treadmill workouts interesting! See below!
Alternate periods of slow & fast running or walking. Try alternating 3 minutes of fast and 5 minutes of slow.
Walk or run for 3-5 minutes. Alternate with dumbbells exercises next to the treadmill. Use upper body and lower body moves (lunges, bicep curls). Repeat on the treadmill and switch to other exercises (squats, shoulder presses).
Walk or run during the show and pick up the pace on the commercial breaks.
Each 1-2 minutes increase the speed. If you level off with your speed, drop back to the original speed and repeat.
Each 3-5 minutes gradually increase the speed or incline until you are ½ way through your workout. Then gradually decrease the speed and incline until you finish your workout. Think of climbing up & down a pyramid!