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Break Up Your Workout



Sometimes when I'm running on the treadmill or elliptical, I feel like I'll never make it to my calorie-burning goal for the day. So I hop off after I've burned 100 or 200 calories, then go and do my strength training, or get a drink of water, or go to the bathroom...and then I hop back on. Burning 200 calories twice somehow feels less daunting than burning 400 in one go!

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  • I do my elliptical for 10 minutes and them my bike for 10, I drink my water while on the bike and then back to the elliptical for another 10. If I am feeling really good I do 20 minute sets until my hour work out is finished. It sure breaks up the hour. emoticon - by MILITARYMOMKG
  • Thanks for sharing. - by LEANMEAN2
  • emoticon Great Idea
    - by KDSTAP
  • emoticon - by HYATTI1
    Great idea!! - by LOVINGKATE
  • TISH0125
    thx for the advice! Just went running (17min(, and doing ST now. After reading your post, I think I'm going to try to run another lap afterwards :) WHOO HOO! - by TISH0125
  • Great advice-I agree-thanks for sharing! emoticon - by MAMAMOOSE54
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • emoticon - by DJHUMPHREY
  • Yes - I agree! Works for me, too, when my mind doesn't seem to want to will me to do 2-3 miles in one go on the 'dreadmill'!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon - by CHEBBA
  • Sometimes I'll do 10-minutes stretches of cardio broken up by two strength exercises. For example 10 elliptical minutes then 10/15 each of biceps and triceps. 10 minutes elliptical then 10/15 reps each of shoulder press and reverse flys, etc. Breaking it up can make it seem like the time is going faster. - by KBEHNKE81
  • Great - by DELLMEL
  • Thanks ...great idea! - by PYNETREE
    Good idea. Sometimes hard to do at the gym, but jumping off to go to the bathroom or refill my water bottle might work.... - by VAINVT

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