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I see this everyday at the gym; folks looking to shed unwanted pounds hop on the treadmill, jog for about 20-30 minutes, then leave.
If you enjoy using the treadmill, more power to you. Keep using it.
In this article I am going to offer you three effective treadmill workouts for weight loss that are better than jogging.
So, instead of going for a quick run, lets increase that caloric burn by walking up a hill. To do this set the incline of the treadmill (also called “grade”) to something steep.
Lets say 8% or steeper (most treadmills go up to 15 or 18%).
Shoot for non-stop walking for 15-30 minutes.
This could also be called interval training.
If you enjoy jogging, great. However, a more effective technique, one which burns more calories in less time, is to intersperse bursts of really fast running, with periods of slow walking.
Aim for intervals of 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Instead of stopping for a total rest, slow the belt down and walk. Walk slowly for 2-3 minutes to catch your breath. That burst/walk interval is one repetition.
There you have it. Three simple, but really effective treadmill workouts for weight loss that are better than jogging.