DO A TREADMILL TONE-UP
The treadmill belt can supply resistance, and the machine itself can be used to target muscles differently, Rebecca says. Alternate between four-minute sets of a fast run with four minutes of strength moves. Try this: Run, then stop the belt. Get into a plank with palms on the tread and feet on the floor. Do incline push-ups for 30 seconds (or level up by placing palms on the floor and feet on the belt for decline push-ups). Next, step onto the treadmill for 30 seconds of triceps dips: Facing away from the dash, grasp handles and straighten arms to lift body (bend legs behind you) to start; bend elbows 90 degrees behind you to lower body [shown below], then press up to start. The height allows for greater range of motion, and because you’re dipping your entire weight, you have more resistance than when you’re doing dips on the floor or a bench. (Newbies, start with dips off the back of the tread.) Then get into plank, palms on the floor and feet on the belt, and hike the hips to pull the feet toward you (the belt will move with you) until your body forms an upside-down V. Do pikes for 30 seconds. Finally, set the treadmill at 1 to 2kmh and do 30 seconds of walking lunges. Do the whole sequence three times.