Interval TrainingTreadmill Workout Plan

Improve Your Running and Burn the Fat

Pump up your cardio and burn the belly fat with a treadmill workout plan that incorporates different types of running Intervals. This 30 minute high intensity workout will have you switching speeds and sweating in minutes.

Interval running will improve your stamina by repeating a pattern of short bursts of higher speed followed by a slower recovery period.  

Another benefit is that by constantly changing your speeds you can break up the monotomy of running at one steady state pace.

Why Interval Train on the Treadmill?

This specialized form of exercise pushes your body to a higher intensity level for a short period of time which increases your aerobic capacity. With this increase in intensity, your body has more oxygen to convert to energy, which will make you faster and stronger. 

  • Progress as you improve. The key to interval training is to challenge your body so it reaches a state of anaerobic respiration. Therefore, it is important to adapt your workout as you progress. There are three areas that you can adjust:

                   * The intensity or speed of the high-intensity interval.

                   * The duration/distance of the high-intensity interval.

                   * The duration of the rest or recovery interval.

  • Constant Change:  Diverting your attention can alleviate boredom. Fooling around with the treadmills speed, incline, and rest periods can help to keep your mind busy and your body working hard. 

  • Fat Burning: The more strenuous the exercise, the more calories you will burn. Even after the treadmill workout plan is over, your metabolism will remain at a higher level burning fat and calories for hours. 

  • Injury Risk: By changing the intensity and keeping higher intensity intervals short, and allowing proper recovery time , you are not likely to suffer injuries from training too hard.

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What is the difference Between High and Low Intensity?

That is a really good question and It depends on the individual. Aerobic exercise is usually defined as a prolonged activity where you work at 65%-85% of your maximum heart rate (MaxHR).

So, during your high-intensity intervals, you would be working at 85%-90% followed by low intensity of 60%-70%. The usual equation for MaxHr is 220 - your age. For a 40-year-old, their MaxHr would be 180. 85% would be 153.

Printable Treadmill Workout Plan

Fill in the form below to get a free copy of our printable treadmill workout plan. 

I have included a column for recording your heart rate. Try taking your heart rate after 10-12 minutes and log it afterwards. After a couple of weeks, you should see these numbers decrease as your cardio fitness gets better. As these numbers decrease you can start to run longer at higher speeds.

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Treadmill Interval Training Benefits

  • Weight Loss and Calorie Burn – The more strenuous the exercise, the faster your metabolism spikes higher. While the workout can take half the time, your body will continue to burn extra calories for hours. 

  • Improved Endurance and Stamina – As your cardio fitness improves, you will be able to exercise longer and harder.

  • Improved overall Health – Interval training has been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and arthritis. The training can also reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure.

  • Time Efficient – Finding the time to workout at times can be a real pain. Interval training can and maximize the health benefits of physical activity without commiting the time that a slower endurance workout usually takes.

Treadmill Interval Training

Interval training isn't something you want to do every day, but incorporating it into your treadmill workout plan can be one of the most effective workout options for improving your physical fitness and burning as many calories as possible.

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