Saturday, September 17, 2011

A fun way to spice up your treadmill routine.

Look at this guy! His face says it all!  LOL@ his super bored face, and his pensive stare into boredom land! I've been here! When I get bored in the gym, I think of ways to keep my routine fresh.  I find that varying up my workouts keeps me interested. Another win : it keeps my body guessing, which is great for plateau's and boosting your metabolism, and burning fat!  It's also fun, and challenging. When I'm tired of running on my treadmill for 45 minutes straight( yes even with my ipod banging  the latest ke$ha song).  I do this really cool and fun routine. It's a mixture of cardio, and strength training. If you notice, I'm all about that!  What you do is warm up for 5 minutes on the treadmill at a speed of  4.0.  After you're warm. Run for 5 minutes ( If you don't want to run walk 3.0  at a 15.0 incline) hop off the tread mill and do a strength exercise. Here's a break down of what I do! Enjoy ,and as always give me feed back  here on the blog or the fit chick facebook page.

  • Run for 5 minutes or walk on an incline for 5 minutes
  • Bridge leg raises 15 reps per leg
  • Run for 5 minutes or walk on an incline for 5 minutes
  • Push ups (modified or full bodied) 20 reps
  • Run for 5 minutes or walk on an incline for 5 minutes
  • Bicycle Crunches 20 Reps
  • Run for 5 minutes or walk on an incline for 5 minutes

This completes the circuit. I do this for a total of two circuits. Before you realize it you've ran for 40 minutes and probably covered 2 miles or more depending on your speed! Guess what else? You'll torch at least 300 calories! (win)  Here are some video's of the exercises =)

Bridge Leg Raises
*notice how slowly she raises and lowers her leg, this is exactly how it should be done! *

Push ups Modified and Full Bodied
Either way is fine, do what's best for you, if you can, start with full body, before doing the modified.

Bicycle Crunches
*I suggest 20 reps! But if you're strong enough double up!*

1 comment:

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