Treadmill Workout Ideas
Want to mix up your FitnessPod Treadmill workout? Here’s a few ideas to add some variety to your running. Many of them deal with the concept of interval training, which is the best way to burn body fat! You’ll find something for beginners, more experienced runners and those who want to push it on the hills!
Interval Treadmill Workouts
Interval Workout One –
Jog at a fairly medium pace for around 3-5 mins, then recover by walking at a fast pace.
Continue with these steps for about five times and as you get more endurance over time you can increase the number of time you perform this exercise.
Interval Workout Two –
Run at a fast pace for about 1-2 minutes. Then recover for another 1-2 minutes. You will repeat this exercise about 10 to 15 more times depending on your fitness level.
Treadmill Workouts For Beginners
One of the best treadmill workouts is this one. If you don’t mind the amount it time it takes to perform then this is one of the greatest cardio treadmill workouts. (This exercise generally takes up to 40 minutes)
Start the treadmill speed at 3.0 for five minutes.
Then increase the speed to 3.5 after the first five minutes.
After ten minutes has past increase the speed to 5.5.
At twelve minutes drop the speed back down to 3.5.
Then repeat that exercise one or two more times.
This exercise is similar to the interval workouts about because it is in intervals, but this exercise is designed for beginners. So you go from 3.0 to 3.5 to 5.5 and then back to 3.5.
Treadmill Workouts for Runners
If you are more of an experienced runner you may want to use this exercise.
Jog for ten minutes to warm up and then increase your speed a little faster than you would if you were running in a marathon.
Then after three minutes drop your speed down to your jogging speed for three minutes and then continue for your fast speed for another three minutes.
Repeat until you can’t run anymore.
Treadmill Hill Workouts
For three minutes run at a speed of 3.0, with no incline.
After three minutes increase the incline to two and increase the speed to 3.5. Then after four minutes incline your treadmill to four.
After thirty seconds of this incline the treadmill to 6.
At five minutes decrease the treadmill incline to 5.
Then at 6 minutes drop the incline down to one, but increase the speed your running at to 5.0.
Repeat this exercise one or two more times. If you are more experienced you may want to increase the incline or even the speed.
All these workouts are just guidelines and you can change them anyway you want. Remember though to listen to your body and not push yourself beyond your limits.