A treadmill workout doesn’t sound like the most fun, I know.
To be honest, I don’t love doing cardio, I mean does anyone really? Even though I don’t love it, I do try to fit it in at least one to two times per week, you know to get the heart rate up and all.
Running used to be my cardio of choice and I didn’t hate it. I wouldn’t really consider myself a runner. Three miles was always my max, but I did enjoy it. However, when I started to run on a consistent basis, my hips would hurt incredibly bad the next day. To the point where it would hurt to stand up after sitting. After I realized that running was doing more damage than good for me, I decided to switch things up with my cardio.
Last year, I shared my 35 Minute Stairmaster Routine. It’s a pretty intense routine, so I only do that once a week. On the other cardio days, I’ve started implementing a walking incline treadmill workout.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit, walking on a treadmill for 35 minutes can be incredibly boring. By switching up the incline and listening to a good podcast though, the 35 minutes go by pretty quickly.
35 Minute Incline Treadmill Workout
Warmup – 1% Incline
0-3 minutes: 3.0 pace
3-5 minutes: 3.5 pace
Incline Intervals – 4.0 Pace
5-7 minutes – 2% incline
7-9 minutes – 3% incline
9-11 minutes – 4% incline
11-13 minutes – 5% incline
13-15 minutes – 6% incline
15-17 minutes – 7% inclineCoo
17-19 minutes – 8% incline
19-21 minutes – 9% incline
21-23 minutes – 10% incline
23-25 minutes – 11% incline
25-27 minutes – 12% incline
27-29 minutes – 13% incline
29-35 minutes – decrease incline by 1% every 30 seconds
It may not sound like much, but I promise it works up a good sweat. If you do prefer to include a bit of running, which I sometimes do when I’m feeling strong, I start to decrease the incline at 25 minutes and then run for the last 5 minutes.
Again, walking on the treadmill is not the most exciting form of cardio. This incline routine keeps it a bit more interesting though and is a great way to get your heart rate up.