I get bored running on a treadmill, what else can I do?

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Include some exercises while running on the treadmill every ¼ mile, 2 minutes or any other indicator you may desire. 

Tip; Find a treadmill at the end of line-up to allow ample space for executing exercises or may be done in front, and grab a pair of dumbbells for moderate resistance. Begin with three different exercises per pause and add another each week, perform 20 reps per set of any three following exercises:

  •  Dumbbell Squat & Press
  •  Mountain climbers
  • Sit-ups
  • Push-ups
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Dumbbell Rows
  • Jump Squats
  • One-Legged Deadlifts – 10 per side
  • Alternating Reverse Lunges – 10 per side
Then, hop back on the treadmill and repeat until desired distance is reached.  Drink enough water, weigh yourself before and after to distinguish proper amount.  Stretch & foam roll before and after with suitable warm-up and enough time for cool-down to significantly increase performance, don’t forget proper food intake and adequate rest.

 

Find something that is enjoyable that is an alternate form of cardiovascular activity such as swimming or circuit training. Performing the same type of cardio activity can be mentally taxing and your body will very quickly adapt to the same demands you repeatedly place on it. When planning your cardio training sessions, you will want to account for five variables that will help change your workout and keep you accomplishing goals. Those five variables follow an acronym called the FITTE principle (Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type, and Enjoyment). Making good use of adjusting the FITTE principle, especially the enjoyment factor, will help keep you motivated and mentally engaged when performing cardio training. Lastly, try working out with a friend or family member. Working out with someone else is more fun and helps the time pass much faster.

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