Occasionally, I like to hop on the treadmill and slow it way down while pumping the incline way up. Walking workouts add variety to cardio sessions and can be perfect for those days when running seems out of the question or you're rehabbing an injury that makes running a no-no. Try this hilly hike next time you need to get your sweat on but don't feel like pounding the pavement.
When you don't feel like getting your heart rate up, either because of illness, it's a rest-and-recovery day, or there's no time to get sweaty and take a shower, here's an interval workout that's all about walking. It's geared for the treadmill using the incline, so print this poster, hop on the belt, and do this 50-minute workout.
When you don't feel like getting your heart rate up whether you're not feeling well, it's a rest and recovery day, or you don't have time to get all sweaty and take a shower, here's an interval workout that's all about walking. It's geared for the treadmill using the incline, but you can find a hill and do this 50-minute workout outside if you prefer.
|0:00-5:00||2.5 (24 min. per mile)||5%||27|
|5:00-10:00||3.0 (20 min. per mile)||10%||38|
|10:00-12:00||4.0 (15 min. per mile)||15%||24|
Total calories burned: 402
*All calculations are based on a 130-pound woman.