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This 20-Minute HIIT Treadmill Workout is a great if you’re short on time. You’ll truly feel like you worked out for 40-minutes because even though it’s short, it’s intense!
I like to keep things simple. Some of the treadmill workouts I’ve seen have too many instructions with multiple speeds with lots of incline changes. They’re just too complicated for me.
This 20-Minute HIIT Treadmill Workout is unfussy and straightforward! I actually do this workout twice a week. It really gets my heart rate up and works multiple lower body muscles.
I also like HIIT because it adds variety to my running workouts since I’m not just plodding along at the same pace.
20-Minute HIIT Treadmill Workout:
1) WARM UP: 4-Minutes of Light to Moderate Jogging
2) INTENSITY: 30-Seconds Sprint As Fast As You Can!
3) RECOVERY: 1-Min. 30-Seconds of Light Jogging or Walking
4) REPEAT: Steps 2 and 3… six more times.
5) COOL DOWN: 4-Minutes of Light Jogging or Walking
More Information on HIIT
HIIT (high intensity interval training) is not a new idea. I’ve been doing this workout ever since I read an article on the benefits outlined by Dr Mercola. He uses an elliptical but mentions that the principles of HIIT are the same whether you’re on a treadmill, elliptical or doing any other cardio-based workout.
If you’re a runner or just getting into running, there are so many benefits to adding HIIT to your workouts. HIIT can boost your metabolism, burn fat and calories, increases stamina, build lean muscle and much more. Here’s a link to an article by Dr. Mercola where he outlines the benefits in detail.
And If You’re Looking into Buying a Treadmill…
There are many affordable options out there. I have an older Nordic Track that I bought 5-years ago and it’s still going strong. It’s survived a move (where it was taken apart and reassemble) and constant use (I run about 5-miles a day on it during the colder months).
Over the years I’ve saved a ton of money in gym fees by having a home Treadmill and the best part is that I never have to wait in line to use it!
Buying a Treadmill is a big investment so you really want to do your homework. Review.com has a great 30-Second Review guide that can help. You can check it out here: The Best Treadmill Guide. It’s a great resource and compares Treadmill features based on different workout styles.