Walking on the treadmill. Â Incline at least 12. Â Speed at least 3.5. Â 15 minutes 2 times this week.
Iâ€™m really bored with my cardio options: running or bleachers in the scorching heat, elliptical or treadmill indoors. Â Oh, and how could I forget the Stair Master. Â YUCK.
But there is one other option.
Maybe youâ€™ve tried this and realize itâ€™s a bitch or perhaps youâ€™ve seen it as a cop out cardio workout.
Well, let me tell you, walking up a steep incline on a treadmill is nothing to scoff at. Â Iâ€™m talking incline 12-15. Â Speed around 3.8-4.5.
Sounds easy you say????? Ok, take your Elle or Sports Illustrated up there with you. Â But donâ€™t forget your hard core cheesy hip hop or classic rock. Â Youâ€™re gonna it to pick up your step.
Within minutes youâ€™ll be out of breath. Â I am! Â After all of my cardio work, the climb always kicks my ass.
Speaking of asses, it will really tighten your ass up. Â Seriously!
So this weekâ€™s challenge is to replace 2 of your cardio workouts with 15 minutes of incline walking on the treadmill. Â Incline at least 12, speed at least 3.5.
Reblogged because I love Mary’s fitness suggestions. I also wrote this in her comments:Â I must say – despite working out with an awesome trainer twice a week who’s always mixing things up, I do love your workout suggestions. An alternate to this that I would suggest – and that I do a few times a week – is doing intervals with a steep incline. I run for 45 seconds and then walk for 45 seconds and do this 15-20 minutes. I started running 30 seconds and walking 1 minute. Basically, the objective is to get your heart racing, bring it back down to a sustainable heart rate, and then get it right back up! I am one of those girls that is lucky enough to not get too nasty and sweaty when I work out…except when I do this!