Get it up - your heart rate, that is: Treadmill Walking

You can get a great work out walking on the TreadMill. The trick is to make sure you are really pumping your arms as you walk. Keep your elbows bent so your hands cross your chest while you pump.

Here's a program to try:


00:00-05:00 incline 1, speed 2.5 - Warm up
05:00-10:00 incline 3, speed 3.0 - 3.5
10:00-15:00 incline 5, speed 3.0 - 3.5
15:00-20:00 incline 5, speed 3.5 - 3.8
20:00-25:00 incline 8, speed 3.5 - 3.8
25:00-30:00 incline 8, speed 3.8 - 4.0
30:00-35:00 incline 8, speed 2.5 - WALK BACKWARDS
35:00-40:00 incline 5, speed 3.5 - 3.8
40:00-45:00 incline 5, speed 2.5 - Cool down

Walking backwards is great since it challenges your muscles in a whole new way. Make sure the machine speed is slow because it is hard to walk fast when going backwards.

Fit's Tip: If this is too hard or easy, adjust the levels accordingly. The key is to keep your heart rate up and to work harder as time progresses.

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