Creative Ways To Use A Treadmill

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Creative Ways To Use A Treadmill

Treadmill is one of the most popular exercise machines. Its main purpose is to burn calories through running or walking. You have probably used this device a hundred times at the gym or at your own house. But did you know there are lots of exercise that you can do while you are on the treadmill aside from running? So if you are bored with the same old routine that you always do on the treadmill, spice it up and do these exercises:

Weighted Walking Lunges

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How To Do It:

    • Hold two dumbbells in your hands.

    • While the treadmill is running, step your right leg forward around 2 feet from the other left. Lower your body down while keeping your torso upright. Make sure to inhale as you go down.

    • Using your foot, go up and return to your starting position.

  • Repeat the movement.

Side Shuffle

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How To Do It:

    • While you are on a treadmill, make a lateral step using your right foot. Lower your body as you do this.

    • Push your body up.

    • Repeat the movement.

  • Don’t forget to switch sides.

Butt Kicks

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How To Do It:

    • Your legs and shoulder should be about width apart. Bend your arms.

    • Flex your right knee and kick your right heel until it touches your buttocks.

    • As your right legs come down, flex your left knee until it touches your buttocks.

  • Repeat the movement.

Jump Squat

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How To Do It:

    • While on a treadmill, cross your arms over your chest. Make sure that your back is straight and your feet and shoulder are at width position.

    • Put your chest up, inhale, and squat down until your upper thighs are parallel or lower to the floor.

    • Jump straight up as high as possible. Make sure that you exhale while you do this.

    • Once you touch the floor, squat down and jump again.

  • Repeat the movement.

High Knee Skip

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How To Do It:

    • While you are on a treadmill, hop on your right leg while bringing your left keep up towards your chest.

    • Switch to your left leg and repeat the movement.

  • This completes one rep.

Going to the gym does not mean repeating the same workout over and over again. You have to think creatively with the equipment available in the gym that you go to. This way, you will be able to keep your body fit and healthy. Do this movement and you will find yourself looking forward to gym day! After your workout, don’t forget to take your hcg shots so you can lose weight faster.

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