Sometimes, you feel like a treadmill run. You get to the gym and all the treadmills are full. While that is a big bummer, there are some creative ways to work around this situation. Instead of throwing in the towel and heading straight for the sauna, try this elliptical routine instead. To make the elliptical feel like running, try not to use your hands at all and just let your arms pump like they would when you're running. This is a great workout for your core, and it might help you work on evening out your stride. Also, to mimic running as much as possible, going in reverse is saved for the cool down at the end.
Keep reading to check out the workout.
My elliptical is set at an incline of 20 degrees. Feel free to play around with the incline level, but keep it at least 10 degrees.
This is also a great cardio workout if your knees have been bothering you while running, or you're coming off a hamstring strain.