Same Workout, Better Results (Only if You Do These First)
Rethink the 15 minutes before you jump on the treadmill and you're guaranteed to have a better, more efficient, more fun workout.
By Corrie Pikul
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Don't Miss A Beat
Fiddling with the Stairmaster's settings is probably already part of your routine, but you should also take a minute to address the control panel on your phone or iPod. Matthews says that she's seen people become so engrossed in searching for the perfect pump-up music that they've lost control of the machine (watch out!)...and their workout. If you already have your earbuds in place, your playlist queued up and your podcasts downloaded before the conveyor belt starts moving, you'll maximize every minute you spend on the machine.