Here are some challenging treadmill workout
A treadmill is undoubtedly one of the most popular equipments in the gym. Running on a treadmill is an excellent cardio workout, which can help to increase your speed, muscle strength, decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases and even help to lose weight. But running is not the only exercise you can do on a treadmill. There are a number of exercises you can perform on a treadmill to increases your efficiency and endurance. Modifying normal workout and performing on a treadmill challenges your body and makes your workout session even more exciting. Here are 4 basic moves that you can perform on a treadmill other than running on it.
Directions: Stand on the treadmill with your feet hip-width apart and hands by your side. Turn the speed of the treadmill to 3 mph. Take your right leg forward (at least 1 feet) and lower your body until your right knee makes a right-angle. Rise up and then bring your left foot forward and then lower your body down in a lunge position. Keep alternating your legs to move forward. Engage your glutes and hamstrings while performing this exercise.
Directions: Change your treadmill speed to 4 mph (you can adjust it as per your comfort). Instead of running forward, turn to your left or right and do side shuffle on the moving belt. You basically have to move sideways. Start with turning to your right with your feet hip-width apart from each other. Now, first, bring your right foot to the centre and then move your left foot sideways. Keep alternating your legs to move forward.
Side Squat shuffle
Directions: Side squat is similar to side shuffle. Adjust the speed of the treadmill as per your comfort. Turn to your right with your feet hip-width apart, stretch your hands in front of you. Flex your knees, push your hip back and go down as if you are going to sit on a chair. Now stay in the squat position and keep moving forward sideways. Move one leg after the other.
Directions: Turn off your treadmill. Now place both your hands on the front handle of the treadmill (shoulder-width apart) and take a few steps backwards. Keeping your legs and palms static, bend your elbows to bring your chest and chin close to the handle of the treadmill. Inhale and press up through your palms to extend the elbows and complete one repetition.