Let’s face it, even with the coolest, most highly reviewed treadmills, you can get board. There are only so many times you can do the same routine before your body and mind are just sick of the whole thing. Everyone needs a boost now and then, just to get past the monotony.
It isn’t just boredom that is the problem. Too much of the same thing, and your body gets adjusted to the activity. Before long, it isn’t seeing the progress it was before. The heart doesn’t reach the maximum target zone, the muscles don’t work as hard, and you just aren’t getting the results you want.
What you need are some ways to boost your workouts. Here are some ways to get excited again.
Sometimes you just need to vary your speeds. Not only does this keep things interesting, but it is great for your workout. HIIT has been found again and again to have many benefits. It can even optimize your training, and improve endurance and performance.
This is a great treadmill HIIT routine from Bodyrock that can be done with just 20 minutes to spare. But you can find others all over the web, or create your own to match your needs. Just starting out with running? Try alternating running and walking.
Another way to mix things up is to increase your overall performance through incline training. This is awesome for walkers in particular who don’t like speed, or struggle with the impact on their joints. Instead, you can up in the incline, and get a better workout without all the strain on your body.
Try increasing it over the course of your workout so you are at a challenging level that is still comfortable., You will be amazed at the difference.
Plenty of treadmills have incline functions.
One of the best ways to get more from your treadmill workout is to add in a fun little app. For example, Zombies, Run is a serial that puts you in the middle of the action. You play a survivor of the zombie apocalypse in a destroyed Britain teeming with the undead. Over time, you gain experience, supplies, and unlock more of the story while building your stats.
Fun, entertaining, and a little creepy, this will really get you moving. The alternative is becoming dinner for one of the roaming corpses making their way across the English countryside in hoards.
Prefer to walk? Try Wonderland, an audio murder mystery.