By Big Lez
First of all, give yourself props for getting up off the couch and getting in at least 20 minutes of cardio. Have you become a creature of habit? If you’re ready to switch it up, then let’s go!
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
• Always begin with a 5-minute low cardio warm- up and stretch.
• Never step directly on the belt of the treadmill,
straddle the machine by stepping on the sides
and holding the handles.
• Always know where your RED stop button and
emergency cords are located.
• Learn where you are on the heart rate chart
(usually located on the treadmill) for best results
toward your fitness goals.
• Know how to take your pulse (heart rate) on the
machine apparatus as well as by hand for best
• Remember the handrails are for balance, not
• Test the speed of the belt by holding the
handles and using one foot only to feel the
pace. Start with a low speed, and then increase
• Be sure to stop if dizziness, nausea or discomfort occur.
First, ask yourself
• Have I really challenged myself during my workout?
• Do I know how to do more than run or walk on the treadmill?
• Do I change how long I ride the treadmill?
• Do I flirt with raising the intensity?
• Do I dare go longer than 20 minutes?
• Have I thrown in an extra day?
• Is it difficult for me to workout without music or a magazine?
If you’ve answered “NO” to most of these questions, then I guess you know why you haven’t seen your desired results. If you’ve hit a plateau and suddenly the achievements have stopped, then it’s time to flip a switch & step your game up.
Get ready because I’m about to introduce you to your inner athlete and take you to higher heights. Here are 4 “TRICKS OF THE TREAD” that will change your life & your body