I hate the treadmill. I try to avoid it at all costs. However, an afternoon thunderstorm here and there have left me with no choice but to get my run on inside. Although it’s not ideal, running on a treadmill is better than not running at all.
After doing some research on different treadmill workouts, I was surprised at how many I found that I actually liked! When I look for a treadmill workout, I try to stick to short, high intensity routines (also known as HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training). Personally, I would rather have an intense 30 minute workout than an easy 1 hour workout.
Doing a quick 30 minute workout with various speed intervals at different inclines can actually burn more calories than an hour at the same pace and incline.
Additional benefits I found:
- Builds endurance
- Boosts metabolism (burn more calories at a faster rate)
- Burns more fat
- Switch up your workouts with different cardio equipment
- Builds muscle
- Strengthens your heart (decreased risk for heart disease)
This is one of my go to workouts (it’s only 30 minutes) that I got from a friend a few months ago. Sometimes I only do the treadmill part – other times I will include a few sets of the warm up. Either way, it’s super intense but totally worth it!
Although this particular work out is more for runners looking to build speed and endurance, there are plenty of other routines out there geared toward building muscle.
If you have a workout similar to this, please feel free to share in the comments! I would love to try it. Can’t wait to hear from you all!
Xx, Hannah Beth