Here we have several rather effective treadmill workouts that will not put your body to extreme tests, but will still help you shed that unwanted extra weight.
Last time we covered Incline Sprint Intervals, The 2-Mile Run, and the Pushup, Pull-up, Chin-up, and Treadmill Combo. Today we are focusing on perhaps the most badass treadmill exercise in the history of working out – Gutcheck Hill Sprint.
The Gutcheck Hill Sprint
This exercise so intense that Muscle & Strength magazine recommends you do it only between 2 and 4 times per month to build “muscular endurance and mental determination”.
“Begin with a treadmill incline set to 15% incline at 10mph. Carefully board the treadmill already running and stay on for max time (MT). The gold standard is 1 minute or better on the max effort sprint. Do not stop until the last possible moment.”
“Rest on the side rails of the treadmill for 2 minutes before beginning 5 sprints for a duration of 10 seconds, with a 20-second rest between each. Rest 1 minute before walking at 3-3.5mph for 12 minutes at 15% incline.”
Although you may be pretty exhausted and your legs sore the day after this workout, you will soon start seeing huge improvements. Trust us, losing weight is a walk in the park with these treadmill exercises. So to speak.