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If youâ€™ve got fat-blasting on your agenda, then perhaps you, like me, try to squeeze in a good cardio workout on your dreadâ€¦ err, I mean treadmill. Does anyone else get booored with run of the mill workouts on these contraptions? I canâ€™t be alone when I say that itâ€™s too easy to lose interest in running on a treadmill when youâ€™re staring at a wall or at the sweaty man keeping pace next to you at the gym.
Running would be way more entertaining if you were imagining yourself as part of a high-speed chase or perhaps dodging death, bullets and danger, wouldnâ€™t it?
So this week, letâ€™s give our treadmills a much-needed injection of thrill by pointing you in the direction of a fast-paced action movie sequence to watch while you run. Get your treadmills, DVD players and imaginations ready forâ€¦
The Treadthrill Movie Workout!
1. Warm up like Rocky. Everyone knows a real champ gets going for the big fight by dripping sweat up a flight of stairs in a sweet training montage. You may not have a set of Philadelphia library stairs to run up -- or the cinematography skills to create your own montage -- but you can still go the distance like old Rocky and pump your fists in the air at the end of your workout while yelling out â€śAdriaaaaaaaan!â€ť
2. Amped-up with Uma! Whether youâ€™re checking out the scenes in Kill Bill where Umaâ€™s training with her master, or the one where sheâ€™s fighting a soccer mom to the death, youâ€™ll get amped up with Uma while watching this booty-kicking movie. Envision yourself devastating an entire team of the Crazy 88s while you simultaneously slaughter all those calories!
3. The Bourne-again slimmer. Pick a Bourne, any Bourne. The Bourne Trilogy is a fast-moving thrill ride that wonâ€™t let your heart rate down. Put yourself in Bourneâ€™s shoes and donâ€™t stop running! Hurry up, theyâ€™re all after you! Side-step assassination and kill a few extra calories on the way to fitness!
4. Blowinâ€™ in the wind. Thereâ€™ve been a slew of bad storms around the country lately, some of which are involving tornadoes, so watching Twister wonâ€™t even be that much of a stretch on your imagination. The dialogue in this movie is pretty terrible, but their one main point is, â€śLook out! Keep running!!! Donâ€™t stop running!! Come on! Keep going!â€ť (And yes, this is the gist of the entire movieâ€™s dialogue, but the flying tractor-and-cow action shots are exhilarating.) So put yourself in their storm-chasing shoes and run awaaaay! Run awaaaay!
The bottom line: your treadmill doesnâ€™t have to be dull and mundane. Sure, youâ€™re essentially running in place for several minutes at a time. But if youâ€™re running with a movie, you can put yourself in the action. Psych yourself up with one of these flicks while youâ€™re on your treadmill, and turn those Hollywood blockbusters into gut-busters!
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