Raising the speed level on the treadmill can be a natural tendency as you improve. But, instead of just going faster, you should challenge yourself by increasing the incline.
Studies have shown that treadmill with incline workouts can significantly raise the muscle activity of your run, even when you just raise it just a few degrees.
The treadmill is a safe and convenient way to get your miles in, especially if you are forced to deal with brutal winters. Running on an incline can also help to strengthen your upper body muscles which will help you run faster with more power.
You can look at the uphill runs as a form of interval training which has been proven to make you stronger and burn more calories than a slower pace routine.
Even though going out for a normal run can do a good job of unloading calories, it isn't comparable to the number you burn on an incline run.
The incline you set is usually measured as a percentage.To simulate the intensity of running outdoors (wind resistance) taken into consideration, you should run with the treadmills incline set at 1-2%.
A woman that weighs 130 pounds will burn approximately 270 calories when running a 10-minute mile. With a 5 percent incline, she would burn almost 50% more!!!
Warm Up: Start your treadmill with incline workout with a five-minute jog on a level surface to get the heart pumping and your legs ready.
Please feel free to adjust the times and levels to meet your fitness and/or weight loss goals. You will find this to be a good addition to your running program.
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