Burn More Calories & Increase Cardio Fitness during your Treadmill Workout
At The Fitness Underground-Los Angeles it’s our belief that the secret to quality training is to train smarter and more efficiently, to always find ways to maximize your workout, to find ways to get the max out of the time you have designated for your workout and to find ways to keep your body from hitting a counter-productive fitness plateau. By continually keeping your body guessing by throwing it exercise “monkey wrenches” (surprises), you will achieve greater results in less time.
Rather than just jumping onto to the treadmill and setting it to your usual time and speed (example 35 minutes at a speed of 3.7), mix it up with some “Intervals,” in this case incline intervals.
If you are not familiar with this highly effective performance training method, Interval training is basically exercise which consists of activity at low intensity for a period of time, followed by high intensity exercise for a period of time. These ‘low and high intensity sets” are repeated for an established amount of sets throughout your planned workout.
Interval training will super-charge your fitness level, turbo boost your metabolism (burn extra calories/fat faster) and improve your over-all fitness level at an increased pace. The added bonus is that this method of training will keep you more mentally engaged, preventing workout boredom.
It’s really quite easy, here’s how:
First warm up at a comfortable walking or slow jogging pace for about three to five minutes. We are going to assume you will be doing a running workout (but the same simple principles may be applied if you choose to walk), now properly warmed up you are ready to start your incline interval training session. Set the treadmill speed to about one half your normal running pace. Set the incline angle at three percent and run for 30 to 60 seconds, than return it to zero incline for 30 seconds, repeat this sequence at five percent and ten percent, that’s one set, complete 8 to 10 complete sets.Implement this into you’re your treadmill workouts to mix things up and keep your body guessing.
Train smarter and more effectively and increase your fitness gains while you continue to move in a healthier direction.
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