Just getting started on the treadmill and want to add a little speed and strength instead of time to your workout, add this small bit of interval training to your training and you will go from Beginner to Thinner.  Remember that your body becomes comfortable with the work challenge you give it, so, increase your speed and resistance (incline %) before you increase your time, every chance you get.   The body wants more, more, more.

***If the recommended speed is too fast, slow the speed down a bit.  If the recommended incline increase is too high, turn it down.  This is your workout.  Maintain a safe posture throughout ensuring that the speed of the treadmill is not going faster than your legs are allowing you too.  Hold onto the handle bars of the treadmill until you feel comfortable with your stability.  Do remember that your body can handle more than you think.  So, listen closely to it.  Even at the highest level of speed and incline you give your workout, you still should be able to control your breathing  That being said, your “Comfort Zone” should make you feel like you are working your body harder than you are used too, but still able to control each breath***

Start:

*Warm Up for 5 minutes at your “Comfort Zone” pace (Usually around 3.5mph) zero % Incline

*Increase your speed by 0.5mph for 2 Minutes

*Decrease speed back to your “Comfort Zone” pace for 3 Minutes

*Increase your incline by 0.5% for 2 Minutes

*Take incline back to Zero % for 3 Minutes

*Increase your speed by 0.5mph for 2 Minutes

*Decrease your speed back to your “Comfort Zone” for 3 Minutes

*Increase your incline by 0.5% for 2 Minutes

*Take incline back to Zero % for 3 Minutes

*Stay at your “Comfort Zone” for a 5 Minute Cool-Down

 





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