Have you ever found yourself stuck in a situation where the only workout device accessible to you was a treadmill? Either because you were traveling- and, let’s be honest, a treadmill is usually the only worthwhile machine in a hotel gym- or because a treadmill is all you have at home and the cold rain outside is intentionally mocking you and slowly eating away at your workout motivation?
Well, I have. And there is almost never a time when all I feel like doing is running on a treadmill. So I took the opportunity to come up with a creative and fun treadmill workout.
There’s a new exercise I learned a few months ago on the treadmill, which I LOVE. It deserves honorable mention and explanation here so that when you get to it in the workout, you’ll know what to do. Basically, you’re going to be running on the treadmill with the machine turned off. This gives you a ton of resistance, so you have to use your arms for support and run at about a 45 degree angle on the machine.
For descriptions of the other treadmill moves, you can refer to my post on creative treadmill exercises:
It’s a solid total body workout that focuses primarily on cardiovascular endurance. I definitely broke a sweat!
What do you think about treadmills? Love? Hate? Frenemies?
As an unrelated life-update-side-note, I survived my week of night float on surgery! I don’t think I truly understood the meaning of sheer exhaustion until this week. I probably slept about 1.5-2 hours each night and then 5 hours during the day. Luckily, I had one of my closest friends Jack to make me laugh whenever the sleeplessness got to me. And- exhaustion aside- I learned a TON and got to be very actively involved in patient care. For those reasons alone I thought the week was completely worth it…and I’d do it again! It really reaffirmed my decision to go into medicine and reminded me of the reasons why I love what I do 🙂
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!