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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 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.
If you’re looking to change things up a bit, give this kick-butt workout a try.
Let me know how it goes in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you. And please pass it on if you found this post helpful.