25 Minute Treadmill Fat BurnOn by
Sick and tired of long cardio? It can be really boring, a jog for an hour on a treadmill, it kills a lot of time and actually, it’s not the most efficient way of burning fat.
Here’s a great routine you can use next time you’re in the gym and don’t have much time on your hands:
Make sure to do stretches and then on the treadmill start off with a casual walk/light jog for a warm-up, this should last around 2 minutes.
Now time to get serious. This workout will involve some HIIT (high-intensity interval training)
From your light jog increase the speed so you’re running around about 70 to 80 percent of your maximum. This should feel like almost a sprint, you should be working hard and feeling out of breath.
Make sure not to go too far out of your comfort zone and risk injury by falling or slipping off the treadmill. You’re supposed to push yourself but keep it safe! You should stay at this speed for around 1 minute.
Next, lower the speed to a jogging pace, this should be around 40 or 50 percent of your max speed. Here you should still be pushing yourself but in this phase try and catch your breath. This should last around 2 minutes.
Now that you’ve caught a bit of your breath back, it’s time to work hard again. Whilst still on this speed you need to incline the treadmill! Increase the incline to a height where you can really feel your legs working.
Your quads should be really feeling the burn! This should last for around 1 minute, and during this session, if this is getting too tiring, and your legs are getting too fatigued you should lower the incline a little and/or decrease the speed so you can carry on.
Now switch to 1 minute of jog/walking speed, to regain some more stamina.
So far that’s five minutes! And that is just one set or cycle. So after you’re done, it’s time to repeat again 3 more times. This should take you to 22 minutes, including the warm-up.
You should be extremely tired and be able to feel the pump in your legs. Now to finish off move to a casual walking speed. This is just the cool-down phase and should last you around 3 minutes.
And that’s it!
25 minutes including the warm-up and cool down. 25 minutes of your day to burn calories fast! It’s not hard to implement in your routine! No more ‘I don’t have time’ excuses.
Do this work out as a finisher after a hard gym workout or just as a full workout for busy individuals, try this 3 or 4 times a week and see results fast!