Time: 10-15 minutes
Is your treadmill gathering dust at home? If you want to lose weight, then try out this high intensity interval training (HIIT) treadmill workout. A HIIT treadmill workout will help you burn calories, build endurance, and strengthen your leg muscles in fifteen minutes or less. The concept is the same as regular interval training: Alternate between high and low paced running intervals to get a workout. What is different about this workout, as the name implies, is the high intensity of your intervals.
Challenge yourself the next time you only have time for a short run by making it a HIIT run.
Cody’s High Intensity Interval Treadmill Workout:
- 5 minutes: Warm up with a light jog.
- Alternate between the following five times:
- Sprint at maximum throttle for 30 seconds.
- “Rest” by walking for 30 seconds.
- 5 minutes: Cool down with a light jog.
An small end note about HIIT: HIIT workouts are great because they break up the monotony of a long, steady-paced run. Many people find HIIT workouts easier to complete because they take less time, and breaking a run into 30-second segments is mentally more do-able. Plus, HIIT workouts are great for losing weight because a high intensity, anareobic workout stimulates the afterburn effect, meaning you continue to burn calories for hours after your workout.