20-Minute Treadmill Routine for a Quick Calorie Burn
Not sure how to make the most of your treadmill workout in the least amount of time? Here’s a recommended treadmill routine for a quick muscle and calorie burn that you can do in just 20 minutes.
Fitting in a quick workout between daily duties can be tough time-wise. However the benefits of some quick cardio that can strengthen the heart, burn additional calories and give your legs and butt a better shape can make that extra effort worthwhile―and is especially doable when you have a treadmill in your home.
While most modern treadmills today provide a range of preprogrammed courses and monitoring functions—they are expensive. To save a significant amount of money, buying a slightly-used older model without all of the bells and whistles is a good alternative.
For those whose treadmill does not have preprogrammed courses—or just are not keen on the ones provided―here is one recommended treadmill routine with matched incline and speed changes from writer Lizzie Fuhr for popsugar.com that she says is perfect for someone brand-new to fitness that will provide double-duty for your backside in just 20 minutes:
20-MINUTE TREADMILL ROUTINE
Minutes 0-3: Speed 3.0 mph for an incline setting of 2
Minutes 3-5: Speed 3.3 mph for an incline setting of 4
Minutes 5-8: Speed 3.5 mph for an incline setting of 6
Minutes 8-10: Speed 4.0 mph for an incline setting of 9
Minutes 10-12: Speed 3.5 mph for an incline setting of 10
Minutes 12-13: Speed 3.3 mph for an incline setting of 12
Minutes 13-14: Speed 3.5 mph for an incline setting of 14
Minutes 14-16: Speed 4.0 mph for an incline setting of 9
Minutes 16-17: Speed 3.8 mph for an incline setting of 7.5
Minutes 17-19: Speed 3.5 mph for an incline setting of 6
Minutes 19-20: Speed 3.0 mph for an incline setting of 4
For more on how your body can benefit from a treadmill workout at home, here is an informative article on treadmill safety recommendations from Consumer Reports; plus, how raising your treadmill incline cuts belly fat.
Reference: Popsugar.com “Feel the Burn With This 20-Minute Treadmill Hike”