30 Sep '16, 12am

When the treadmills are occupied here are four gym workout alternatives:

When the treadmills are occupied here are four gym workout alternatives:

According to Budd Coates, senior director of health and fitness at Rodale, Runner's World's parent company, and coach to many Runner's World staffers, there are two questions to consider: “Are you on a specific training plan?" and "Do you have limited time?" Depending on your answers, Coates’ suggestions are below. Training, Limited time: Do your intended workout on another aerobic machine. “Try to do whatever you can that is going to be, energy-wise or stress-wise, similar to what the run would have been,” says Coates, a 2:13 marathoner. Coates’ top choice is the elliptical, followed by the bike. To do intervals on a bike, Coates suggests alternating between low resistance in the saddle and turning the resistance up to stand as you pedal. His last choice is the rowing machine. “It’s great because it includes the upper and lower body but it’s also kind of an issue because ...

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