So you’re at the gym and heading for your favorite treadmill for the 8397th time this winter, but you can’t stomach the thought of another run while watching Fox News or the Hallmark Channel (seriously, who picks these stations?). You could cross-train, but getting to the pool is a huge pain, all the ellipticals are taken, and it seems to take three times as long to get a good workout on a bike. Here’s an idea: strength train on the mill!
Yes, you will look dumb and your fellow gym-goers may laugh and, hey, you might even laugh at yourself. But changing up your routine is good for you. Strength training will challenge muscles that don’t regularly get used, helping you avoid injury. There’s a litany of other benefits of adding or swapping a run for some strength work even once a week.
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