Fat Burning Treadmill Workout

Photo Credit: Kristan Hutchison National Science Foundation

Interval training is a form of exercise where you engage in vigorous exercise for a fixed amount of time, decrease the level of activity and then do vigorous exercise again. Interval training can help improve your speed, strength, endurance and burns fat. Your heart rate is a good indication of how hard you are working your body. Work out hard to increase your heart rate, then recover by allowing your heart rate to slow during moderate to mild exercise interval.  You can use a treadmill at home or in the gym to get a good interval workout in about 30 minutes. Warm-up by stretching your muscles and to increase flexibility in your joints before mounting the treadmill. This workout is easy to do but will really help burn fat and increase your physical endurance. 

Begin by setting the treadmill at an incline and walk at a rapid pace for 10 minutes. Keep your elbows above your heart but try to avoid using the handrails for a better workout. After about 10 minutes of power walking at an incline stop the equipment and get off. Do some stretching exercises for 5 minutes. Lower the incline on the treadmill to zero for a flat surface. Jog or sprint on the treadmill for 1 minute, and then reduce the speed to a walking pace for 5 minutes. 
After walking for 5 minutes, get off the treadmill. Do 20 squats. Return to the treadmill and repeat the 1 minute of sprinting, 5 minutes of walking. Stop and do 15 crunches. Return to the treadmill and again repeat the sprinting-walking routine. Do some stretches to cool down and finish up your exercise routine. 

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