Shape (Singapore) - - Race Ready Special -

“There is so much you can do on the tread­mill be­sides run­ning,” says Anna Kaiser, the creator of AKTread, a va­ri­ety­packed tread­mill work­out that’s avail­able in her New York City stu­dios and on her AKT On De­mand app (on­de­mand.stu­dio-akt. com). Try one of Anna’s go-tos: Have a set of 2kg to 4kg dumb­bells handy, and warm up by walk­ing at 6kmh on a 4.5 per cent in­cline for at least two min­utes. Then, with­out chang­ing your pace or in­cline, grab a dumbbell in each hand and start to sculpt your up­per body with ham­mer curls (hold the weights so that they’re vertical and your palms face each other) and over­head presses for an­other two min­utes each. Next, lower the pace to 3kmh and put your in­cline to 0, then al­ter­nate be­tween 30 sec­onds each of skip­ping, side shuf­fling, gal­lop­ing, and jog­ging back­wards, switch­ing sides ev­ery 15 sec­onds as nec­es­sary. Use the tread­mill’s han­dles for bal­ance or sup­port if you need it. When you feel more com­fort­able, start in­creas­ing your speed and the length of your in­ter­vals, Anna says. Un­like run­ning for­ward, th­ese moves work your body on mul­ti­ple planes of mo­tion, en­gag­ing more mus­cles, she ex­plains.

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