There’s no reason that a treadmill workout has to be boring. You can spice it up with a HIIT workout so it doesn’t seem monotonous.
I am not a fan of running indoors. I am definitely not a fan of the treadmill for long runs. I am all about taking it out to the pavement. But there are times like now, when it is just to cold for me to run outside, that a fun workout makes the time on the treadmill go by much faster. If I am resorting to the treadmill, a HIIT treadmill workout is at the top of my list. It’s quick and relatively easy.
How to spice up your treadmill workout
The first way I think of is to continuously change the speed and elevation.
I am not saying that you need to try and run a World Record pace, but speed it up for a minute and then lower it for two. Add some height to hit muscles differently and then bring it back down.
By doing so you are also mimicking elevation changes when you are outside whether you are running in your neighborhood or in a park somewhere.
A HIIT workout made for the treadmill
When I am bored on the treadmill I am always playing with the elevation by a couple beats and the same for the speed.
You might not feel this workout right when you get off the treadmill, but you will a little later on. You’ll even thank me for it later on.
What’s your favorite way to spice up your workouts?