If you have a treadmill, but wanna step up your workout game? Try these three easy moves to increase your workout intensity. Now the cool part about these three different moves is that they’re perfect for anyone at any fitness level. If you find this too easy you can always increase the incline on the treadmill to make it a bit more challenging. Or you can always increase the incline and reduce the time.
Set the treadmill to a speed of 4 miles per hour or lower. Start walking forward and place your left hand on the front handle and your right hand on the right railing. After stepping forward with your left foot, turn your body and feet to the right side of the treadmill. Take a large side tep toward the front of the machine and press into your palms to help you hop up with both feet as the band will move. Land on your right foot and continue to shuffle for about one minute and thirty seconds. Decrease the speed gradually to a complete stop before switching sides
Turn to face the left side, your left hand will rest on the left side of the railing and your right hand on the front rail, and repeat shuffling steps for about one minute and thirty seconds.
Backward High Knees
Set the treadmill speed to 3 miles per hour or lower. Now place one hand on each railing with your back toward the monitor. Press your palms into the rail and extend your elbows as you bring your right knee up to hip height. Hop with your left foot bending your elbows as your foot hits the band. Immediately press into your palms on each rail and extend your arms as you bring up your left knee to hip height. Continue to alternate feet for about a minute to a minute and a half.
Set the treadmill speed to 1 mile per hour or lower. Start walking forward and place your left hand on the front handle and your right hand on the right rail. After stepping forward with your left foot, turn your body and feet to the right side of the treadmill. Keep your right leg straight and your left knee behind your left toes, bend your left knee and lean into a side lunge. Press into your left heel to stand as you step your right foot over your left foot and then step your left foot out toward the monitor. Continue for about 45 seconds, then face the left side of the treadmill and continue for 45 more seconds. Continue on pace, and if the band is moving too fast you can always slow down the band.
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