So Much More To A Treadmill Workout Than Jogging
Jogging is great exercise, but if you hate jogging or are out of shape, don’t jump on a treadmill and start running. You can use a treadmill workout for many other things besides jogging. I’ve used this training method to really help shed pounds and get my Cardio flowing again when coming back from a layoff due to injury. Remember to not overdo it. If you feel any shortness of breath or pain of any kind, stop and go see your doctor.
What To Do
Get on a treadmill and set the pace to whatever you can keep a normal breathing pattern. All speeds I use here are what I used; adjust accordingly for your own personal use. After a 5-minute warm-up, drop the speed to 3.0 and increase the incline to its max. The goal is to do this for one minute. After a minute (or however long you can go now), bring incline back to one and increase speed back to 3.5 for two minutes. Repeat this cycle (2minutes flat, 1 minute fully inclined) for twenty minutes. Then drop the speed to 2.5 and do a two-minute cool down.
You have a few different goals here:
1. To be able to do the above workout for 40 minutes.
2. Once you’ve accomplished this goal, start increasing the amount of speed, i.e. flat 4.0, incline 3.5.
3. Now start increasing the amount of time in incline. Try to get up to doing 2 minutes each. After that, increase incline time over flat time.
As you can see, there are many ways you can change up this exercise. To me, that’s the ticket on any exercise. Never become complacent or bored, otherwise you’re more likely to quit. Once you can do the above, start jogging at a slow pace and work up to 3 miles if you like.
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