New Workouts For An Old Treadmill - Ep 12 - Brides Made Fit Video

Whether you walk, run, or trek it up the incline, it may get a little boring after a while. Instead of feeling like a giant mindless hamster on the treadmill, incorporate it into your strength training.
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Hi! Welcome to Brides Made Fit podcast. I’m your host Jennifer DiDonato. This is episode number 12, and Brides Made Fit is Metro Detriot’s only in-home personal trainings service for brides to be. But Brides Made Fit podcast is for everyone. It is anyone’s source for health and fitness information and exercises as well online. So today, I’m in my basement in my little gym and I have my treadmill with me today and we’ll do a little something different on the treadmill. It’s not going to be so much of a cardio workout but it’s going to be a mix of also strength and endurance for your muscles. We’re going to target the legs and the gluts. And, it’s not going to be bumping this thing up to 10 miles an hour or 15 miles an hour. We’re going to work more with the incline. Because I know sometimes people are a little weird with the inclined but we’re going to work with that and keep it at a nice slow pace. So whether you are on your treadmill right now or you are at home, let’s just try on the treadmill and we’re just going to bump it up to about 1 mile per hour. I just want to warn you right now that my treadmill is a little old so it’s a little loud, so I’m just going to talk a little louder. So, I’m bumping up to about 1 mile an hour and that is what I want you to do. Now here, I want to bump the incline up. I want you to walk for about, I don’t know, a couple of minutes. You can walk faster for a couple of minutes on the normal incline, then I want you to bump the incline back up and bring the speed back down to 1 mile an hour. So we’re getting high okay, we got the highest. Now, I want you to hold on to the sides and we’re going to do lunges on the treadmill. So, I’m sure in your gym or at your house, you may not have a lot of rooms that is why the treadmill is awesome in doing lunges on. You’re just going to bring your foot in front and deep down. Make sure you’re pushing through the heel and make sure that the knee is not overextending the ankle. And, make sure that this is definitely slow enough because if it’s too fast, well, you might end up in the wall. Straight down. I want you to do this for 1 minute. Really push off the heel, you’re going to feel it in your gluts and in your quads okay, good. After that, I just want you to walk for about 30 seconds or so, shake it off. You’re really going to feel it in the gluts. Now, make sure it’s slow enough and you can even come off of the treadmill and shut it off, and we’re going to do another one. We’re going to face sideways. Turn it on slowly, okay, get a nice squat and then go sideways. So here, you are working your hip abductors. You’re working your gluts. I want you to keep your chest up and your butt down, and this is even less than one mile an hour. I want you to be nice and low. You almost want to feel like—you must want it like your butt is drawing a line. You don’t want it to keep bouncing up and down. I want to keep it nice and level on this incline. This is really, really hitting the thighs. And then, go ahead and try it the other way as well. And when you’re done, walk for one minute. With this one, I highly recommend that if you do this at a gym or at home that you have someone else with you because I don’t want you getting hurt. This is one that would be most likely better for someone who is already really functional on the treadmill and knows how to work the treadmill. So, less than a mile an hour or a mile an hour would be perfect for you. And, do this for about 15 minutes, one minute each. So, one minute with lunges, one minute on the right side, one on the left and then walk it off for one minute and do it again and you will see that it gets the heart rate up like me right now and you’ll really feel it in the butt. So, great alternative to just doing squats or doing like presses. So if you have any questions for me, you can e-mail me at jenny@bridesmadefit.com. And now, before you go though, in the comment of this podcast on the blog, you will see a comment sect

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