Treadmill walking is a great way to burn calories each day to help you lose weight. Walking is a great form of exercise and a way to increase circulation, improve mobility and burn calories.
The treadmill is one of the best exercise equipment for indoor cardio workouts. It burns fat. Also tones your leg and strengthens core muscles.
One of the best parts is you don’t need to spend hours on it to notice changes. Incline treadmill walking can transform your body quickly.
You can expect to see results in as little as two weeks if you walk for 30 minutes every day.
What should you set your treadmill to?
Set the treadmill at an incline that you can walk without holding the rails. You can increase the incline as you get stronger.
A treadmill incline at one percent creates the same resistance as walking outdoors on a flat surface. Anything higher than one percent will make your workouts more challenging than walking outdoors.
The workout is just three settings
Incline: Setting where you don’t hold the railings and can have an easy conversation. You can also feel your body temperature rise during the walk.
Time: 30 minutes
Use these settings to lose weight with this 30-day treadmill challenge for weight loss.
I’m currently at a 6 incline on the treadmill in my apartment complex gym where I walk in the morning. The maximum setting for this treadmill is 15.
The goal is to keep moving and challenge the body. Maximize your workout with these tips.
Tip#1: Maintain proper form
You burn more calories and enjoy your workouts more when you maintain proper form. Poor form can cause injuries.
Maintain an upright posture and look forward when walking.
Tip #2 Avoid holding the rails
The goal is to not hold onto the rails.
It’s okay to hold the rails as the treadmill is starting. But keep your hands off the rails to burn more calories.
Tip #3 Feel free to hold weights
Holding light dumbbells while walking will tone your arm muscles and increase your calorie burn. Pick weights where you can comfortably walk on the treadmill while keeping your hands off the rails.
Conclusion: By walking every day, you give your fitness and weight loss a great kick start and by the end of the month you will have made daily walking a habit. If the walk begins to feel to easy, increase the incline, Just remember, no holding the rails.
How often do you walk a week?