Time: 21 minutes
Treadmills are perfect for running interval workouts because you can easily toggle your pace and time your intervals perfectly. Jogging at a steady pace is a great way to get a cardio workout and burn calories, however, switching up your treadmill workouts to include interval training can help one lose weight even more efficiently.
The following run is a beginner interval workout lasting 21 minutes.
Cody’s Treadmill Interval Workout:
|00:00-5:00||Warm up||Brisk walk or slow jog|
|5:00-8:00||Rest set||Your usual steady jogging pace|
|8:00-9:00||Work set||1 mph faster than your steady jogging pace|
|9:00-12:00||Rest set||Your usual steady jogging pace|
|12:00-13:00||Work set||1.5 mph faster than your steady jogging pace|
|13:00-16:00||Rest set||Your usual steady jogging pace|
|16:00-21:00||Cool down||Brisk walk or slow jog|
Interval training means that you are changing the pace you are running at to alternate between a fast, high-intensity pace and a slower, “rest” pace. This allows your body to process lactic acid build-up in your muscles, or to put in simpler terms, you feel less tired throughout your run. This also allows you to burn calories and fat at a faster rate, and start to build endurance for longer, harder runs.