Treadmill walking is a great low-impact cardio workout that helps you lose weight and improve your mood. It is very easy to spend too much time on the machine without changing your routine.
If you want to keep things interesting and prevent your treadmill walking from becoming mundane, use these tips to make the time fly:
1. Listen to Music
Walking on the treadmill does not require you to pay much attention to your surroundings as compared to walking outdoors. Because you can do without worrying about things like cars and crosswalks, music is a great way to add some energy to your workout. Create your own playlist with your favorite tunes and your 30-minutes workout will be over before you know it. If music does not seem to hold your attention, you can also try a podcast or audiobook instead.
2. Alternate Machines
Every 10 minutes you walk, hop off and choose any one of the other cardio machines available. It can be any machine like stationary bicycle, the rowing machine or the elliptical.
Start out with 5 minutes on any one of the machines before you get back on the treadmill. After the next 10 minutes of walking, choose any different cardio machine. This will not only help you to fight off boredom but also work for a larger variety of muscles groups and force you to step outside from your comfort zone.
3. workout with a Friend
Any training partner can be an excellent way to distract yourself and motivate you to push through a tough workout. In some ways, walking with a friend on the treadmill is even better than outdoors. You don’t have to worry about working out at the same pace, and the controlled environment with less distraction will make it easier to communicate.
4. Concentration on Form
Changes in terrain and obstacles can make it difficult to put full concentration on the form when walking outdoors. When you are forced inside, take advantage of the treadmill by putting more efforts into perfecting your technique. Here are some things you can work on:
• Posture – Engaging your core, standing tall, rotating your hips forward and keeping your head up are keys to good walking posture.
• Arm Swing – Try to concentrate on bending your elbows to 90 degrees, keeping the arm close to your body as they swing and not letting the hand cross the midline of the body.
• Foot Placement – Strike the ground with your heel first, rolling from heel to toe. Emphasise yourself to push off your toes for power before lifting the leg.
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