CHASING
THE BALANCE
From the gym to the park it's time to get sweaty.

TREADMILL TORTURE

Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
April 18, 2014
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Feeling a bit like a rat on a wheel?

The treadmilll…The dreadmill….The mill of death….Treading in hell.

Yup, so here we are running on the treadmill, breathing recycled, germed-up air and hating every second – literally. Ever notice how time actually slows down on the treadmill? Remember when you were in school and the last half hour of the day felt like an eternity? Well here we are, praying for the bell with every footfall.

So what can we do to mix things up and make the time fly?

Interval Training! Not only will it mix up your treadmill routine, but it maximizes calorie burn!

 INTERVAL TRAINING – 30 MINUTE SESSION

  • If you run at 6.0, start your warm up at 3.5 for 3 minutes with NO INCLINE. (if you run faster or slower just start at half your top speed + .5)
  • After your warm up shift the incline to 1.5 and the speed to 5.5 for one minute. (again if you run slower or faster take your normal run speed and lower it by .5)
  • Then move both the speed and incline up in 1 – 2 minute intervals. Increasing the speed by + .2 and incline by + .2 (or more if you’re not feeling challenged)
  • Every 5 minutes bring the speed down to 3.0 and the incline to 1.0 to rest for 2 minutes, then begin back at 5.5 and an incline of 1.5.

 

As your fitness level increases you can increase time and speed as well as incline. The time will start to fly by and you’ll burn crazy calories in half the time.

 

 

 

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