Stuck inside because of cold, rain, or just prefer to train indoors? These 15 treadmill workouts will help you get in a great workout without staying on the treadmill all day long.
We typically take our cardio outside on the trails but while training indoors we love to use the incline feature on the treadmill. It’s a great way to get a good cardio workout and can really blast the legs without actually having to run.
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Our favorite, cost-effective treadmill is this treadmill. It is both easy to assemble and use. It goes up to a 10% incline which you will be using for our treadmill workouts. If the workouts specify anything higher than a 10% incline, use the highest incline available. Most gyms have treadmills that go up to a 15% incline which is where we normally train and why you will see our workouts go up to a 15% incline. You can get a treadmill for your home with a higher incline but they are also more expensive. This treadmill is an option if you are looking for one that does adjust to a higher incline.
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TIPS FOR USING A TREADMILL
- Warm up and cool down to avoid injury
- Do not hold onto the bars when at an incline. If you feel like you are going to fall lower the incline but do not hold on.
- If you are doing sprints you can just move your feet to the sides while the belt continues to run. For example, if you are sprinting for 30 seconds and resting for 30 seconds just step off the treadmill carefully for the rest period so that you don’t have to reset your speed.
- Keep your body upright and look straight ahead for proper form
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15 TREADMILL WORKOUTS