Treadmill Workouts

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Cold, rainy or snowy weather does not mean you have to postpone your daily walk, run or jog. Treadmills are a great way to exercise at the gym or at home when walking, jogging or running outdoors is not an option. A treadmill workout doesn’t have to be boring. Treadmills can be used in a variety of ways to get a good workout. You can walk, jog, run, climb an incline or any combination of these exercises. If you have never used a treadmill before, find a personal fitness trainer for instructions on proper use of the equipment. Used properly, a treadmill is a safe way to get a good workout. 
Many treadmills can be programmed for interval training. Program your treadmill for a 30 minutes of a high intensity interval workout. Start your treadmill workout with a warm-up. Walk slowly with the treadmill not inclined for about 5 minutes and gradually increase the speed until you are walking at a moderately fast pace for 5 minutes. Slowly increase the incline until your heart rate and breathing increase. Now it’s time to pick up the pace and run 5 minutes. Slow the pace to a jog for another 5 minutes. Power walk for 5 minutes and then increase the incline on the treadmill and climb walk for 5 minutes. Cool down by walking at a relaxed pace for the final 5 minutes. Increase the amount of time spent on each interval as your endurance increases. 

About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness trainer and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include online fitness training and professional content writing services at an affordable price for your business website or blog. I specialize in search engine optimization (SEO), article & blog writing.

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