Must-Read: The Best Treadmill Workouts Around
We talk a lot about the core workout. The part of your body right in the middle there where your stomach muscles are. And there’s a reason for that, because it’s really the most important part of your body. What we tend to leave out, however, is simple cardio workout. And there’s not too many cardio workouts better than the treadmill workout at the gym.
And so today we’re heading on over to Men’s Health, where they have a list of the best treadmill workouts around. There’s six of them over there, and here’s a pair of them to get you started:
Warm up with 15 to 20 minutes of easy running. Then run a half-mile at 75 percent of your hardest effort. When you hit the half-mile mark, slow to a jog for 200 meters. That’s one round; do 6 to 8 total rounds.
“By not fully recovering between repeats you still improve your ability to run fast, but also ensure you have the aerobic strength and support to maintain goal pace on race day,” says Jeff Gaudette, head coach at RunnersConnect.net.
The Horrible Hill Workout
Warm up with 10 minutes of easy running. Begin your workout by setting the incline to 8 percent and sprint as fast as you can for 30 seconds. Then lower the incline to 5 percent and walk for 30 seconds. After walking, sprint for 90 seconds at your 10K pace, then walk for 2 minutes. That’s one round; do 6 to 9 total rounds.
“This workout challenges your anaerobic and neuromuscular system while also helping build strength with the long hill repeat,” says Gaudette.
So head on over to the link above to check out the other workouts, and then get to that treadmill as quickly as possible and start running.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.