Shape up for summer with threeeof the best treadmill workouts
The days are getting longer, the temperature is slowly rising and summer is not too far away. Now is the perfect time to refocus your training, refresh your routine and shed off that 'winter coat'.Here are threetreadmill workouts that help to burn fat and improve fitness.
Suitable for all fitness levels - you set the pace in these workouts and can decide the right speed for you.
Warm up for fiveminutes by walking, jogging or running at a nice easy pace for the first fourminutes and then just a bit faster for the last minute. Now the fun begins
Increase your speed for a 20 sprint then drop it back for a 40 second recovery. Repeat this fivetimes but every time you hit the sprint section add just a little increase to you speed.
Drop the pace back to an easy jog or run for twominutes
Now repeat the sprint section again for another fivesprints, trying again to get a little faster with each burst.
Cool down and recovery with a gentle jog for threeminutes before stopping and stretching.
Start out warming up at an easy pace for fiveminutes, now slightly increase your speed to a comfortable jog or run for the next 4 minutes.
Increasing again this time for threeminutes at a faster than normal pace.
Increase again for the next two minutes to a fast pace ( this should be challenging to keep up and much quicker usual) and now for the last minute on the way up - as fast as you can for the full minute ( this will just a bit less than a sprint)
What goes up must come down and you now reverse the actions from the way up. 2 minutes fast, 3 minutes above average, 4 minutes normal running pace and the last 5 minutes to recover and cool down.
In this workout - aim to keep your pace as steady as you can at your normal running speed, the challenge is to be able to maintain pace as the treadmill inclines.
Begin your workout with a fiveminute warm up gradually increasing your speed to your regular running pace. Now increase the incline of the treadmill every minute for the next 10 minutes trying not to slow your pace down. Reverse on the way back down, every minute reduce the incline back down and keep your pace constant. Reduce your speed to an easy walk/ jog for the last 5 minutes to cool down and finish with some stretches.