Monday, June 14, 2010

Too Bored to Work Out? Think Again!

Have you been bored at the gym lately?

You aren’t alone. Thinking of running on the treadmill every day like a hamster on its wheel even sounds tedious!

I have your answers!

To get the same benefits of a sweat session without the monotony, listen up! Some of the tips from Ririan Project, a personal development blog, will have you lacing up your sneakers in no time.

Intervals and Inclines

Instead of whirring around in a circle at the same speed for a half hour, switch the speed, incline and resistance. Not only will you stave off boredom, interval workouts give you a harder workout. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston attest to the magic of adding incline to your gym workouts to boost muscle activity.

Workout Backwards

Are you used to starting your workout with weights and later switching to cardio? Change it up!

If your gym goal is to burn calories for fat loss, it’s been said that a cardio session at the start of your workout is a better idea. If you want to increase muscle size and strength, begin your time at the gym with weights.

A Power Playlist

Killer workout music has been said to rev up energy and the drive to run faster and lift more. Listening to music works well for me!

This summer’s Top 40 lends songs great for an afternoon run. My favorites include:

■Taio Cruz – Dynamite
■Katy Perry- California Gurls (featuring Snoop Dogg)
■OMG (featuring – Usher
■Can’t be Tamed – Miley Cyrus
■Ridin Solo – Jason Derulo
■Physical (featuring Olivia Newton-John) – Glee Cast Version
■Airplanes (featuring Hayley Williams) – B.o.B
■Not Afraid- Eminem
■Cooler Than Me – Mike Posner
■Young Forever – Jay Z

These songs will have you up and running in no time, and are guaranteed to nix any workout-related boredom!


  1. I love this! A killer playlist always gets me going at the gym. I have to switch it up a lot too or I get really bored really fast. Great post! :)

  2. interesting that to burn fat it is suggested to do cardio before weights... i have always done this sequence out of pure habit.

  3. SUch a great play list! I am totally into Air Planes by B.O.B right now. Every time it comes on, I crank it up and jam out! :)