Are you feeling a little bored with walking, running or jogging on the treadmill? Have you been working out on a treadmill for a while, but you’re are not getting the results you hoped for? Fear not! Treadmill workouts are becoming incresingly popular in gyms around the world, and they will be sure to boost the effectiveness of your workout for quicker results. These special workouts combine different running speeds, and change of inclines to mix things up a little. We reveal three fun workouts that will help you to shed those pounds, and keep you mentally stimulated when you’re next on the treadmill.
Simple 30 Minute Tempo Workout
So this is a very basic treadmill work out, and it is a good one to start with if you are new to the whole idea of treadmill workouts. Simply start with a 10-minute light walk or gentle jog. This should be enough just to warm up the body, but not be so intense that it wears you out or breaks you into a sweat. After ten minutes, you are ready to up the tempo to around a 7 on the treadmill (on a scale from 1 – 10). This should be fairly intense, so if you’re not feeling it work your muscles after 3 minutes then you can switch it up even higher. Finally, take things right back down to a very slow walking pace. You should stay like this for another 10 minutes to allow your muscles to cool down.
30 Minute HIIT Treadmill Workout
HIIT stands for high intensity interval training, and it is a huge hit with personal trainers and workout fanatics around the globe. It combines short but intense movements with breaks which allow you to cool down and catch your breath. This method will burn a lot more calories as opposed to just running non-stop, so it can boost your overall levels of health and stamina. Just be prepared to work really hard during the intense parts of the workout.
Begin this workout with a 10-minute light jog to warm up the body. Then crank up the speed to a 9 or a 10 intensity and run for 1 minute, after the minute, you can crank it back down to a 1 or 2 and have a gentle walk to get your breath back. You should repeat this running/walking section 8 times in a row (if you can handle it). After that, you can switch back to a low setting for a very light jog for 5 minutes before ending the workout. Remember, HIIT workouts can be very intense, so if you’re completely new to the method you may want to start with just 4 repetitions and then slowly build it up from there. Always listen to your body when working out.
Last but not least is the hill workout. This workout is particually good if you are looking to tone up muscles in the legs as well as the glutes. And while it may not be the most fun of workouts, the results and satifaction you’ll feel after completing it will certainly be worth it. Start on a low setting and jog for 1 minute. You can then swtich the treamdill to a steep incline (as much as is bearable for you). Run on this inclide for 2 minutes, and then switch back down to a flat treasmill for 1 minute of gentle jobgging. Repeat this process fives times. You can end the workout session with 5 minutes of gentle jogging to allow the body to cool down.
It is worth noting that you can modify the work out to better suit your running style or the amount of time you have to workout. You can also try mixing together two workouts (such as the Hitt and the incline run) to target different areas in the body. Just whatever you do, don’t cheat! Afterall, You’ll only be cheating yourself. So next time you head down to the gym, try out one of these calorie-burning workouts and see how much of a difference it makes to your fitness levels and muscle tone. Enjoy your treadmill workout!