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Fitness

Beat Workout Boredom

When your brain abandons your workout routine, your body is soon to follow. Here's how to bust out of almost any exercise rut and get back your motivation.
running on the treadmill Tired of the Treadmill

Instant replay: "The number-one mistake runners make is going one speed, at one incline, every workout," says trainer Jamie Norcini, who teaches treadmill/elliptical classes at Clay in New York City. His love-it-again solution? Play with the control panel. After a 5-minute warm-up, jog for 2 minutes (at 5.5 mph, for example), then walk for 2 minutes (at 3.5 mph) or sprint (at 7.0 mph) -- surprise yourself! Repeat for 20 to 30 minutes. Or work the treadmill into a circuit, says Norcini. Place a pair of 5- to 8-pound dumbbells beside the machine, and jump off every 3 minutes to do 1 minute of arm toners.

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