by Mary Ellen Coffey
Completing intervals on the treadmill is a wonderful way to improve your cardiovascular function while burning excess body fat and calories. It also helps keep you injury and pain free by eliminating that prolonged continuous and repetitive jarring motion that could be hard on your joints.
Follow this guideline, and adjust your speed and incline percent to your current fitness level while still challenging yourself. Keep it doable and reasonable.
Treadmill interval workout:
3 min warm up - 3 mins
10 min steady pace run (or walk) - 10 mins (if you walk during this portion make it a challenging pace)
2 min walk - 2 mins
2 min run 1 min walk x's 5 - 15 mins
:30 sec run :30 sec walk x's 6 - 6 mins
4 min cool down - 4 mins
40 minutes total. Stretch. Good times!
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