Tuesday, April 22, 2014

3 Insane HIIT Treadmill Workouts

The treadmill just might be the most overused piece of equipment in the gym; however, many people do not use the treadmill to their full advantage. Sometimes running at a steady pace for an hour just does not produce the type of results that you are looking for. To maximize your fat burn while on a treadmill, you must switch it up by using interval training mixed with HIIT. You've got to keep your body constantly guessing! This guarantees that you will sweat-a whole lot-and feel much more satisfied with the workout instead of feeling like you've just ran around in circles all day.

Here are 3 insane HIIT style treadmill workouts to try today:

HIIT Incline Hill Workout
  • Warm up with 10 minutes of easy running
  • Begin your workout by setting the incline to 8 percent and sprint as fast as you can for 30 seconds
  • Then lower the incline to 5 percent and walk for 30 seconds
  • After walking, sprint for 90 seconds at your 10K pace
  • Then walk for 2 minutes.
  • That’s one round; do 6 to 9 total rounds.

30 Second Interval HIIT Sprint Workout
  • Set the treadmill to a 2.5  incline
  • Run 30 seconds as fast as you possibly can
  • Walk for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat 10 times each.
  • More advanced runners can crank it up to one or two-minute intervals, with a one-minute recovery in between sets

Short Interval HIIT Workout
  • Warm up with 5-minute easy jog or walk.
  • Increase incline to 1% and run at a fast pace for 30 seconds.
  • Run easy pace for 30 seconds.
  • Run fast pace for 1 minute.
  • Run easy pace for 1 minute.
  • Run fast pace for 90 seconds.
  • Run easy pace for 90 seconds.
  • Decrease incline to .5%, run fast pace for 2 minutes.
  • Run easy pace for 2 minutes
  • Repeat pattern of fast/easy intervals (from the beginning) 2 more times.
  • Cool down with 5-minute easy jog or walk.

Perhaps, we can learn a thing or two from this guy. Do not try this at home!

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