There are some pieces of gym equipment more adaptable and effectual than a treadmill. Most people don’t exactly love hopping onto one. That’s where celebrity trainer David Siik, and super instructor, come in.
Siik is a treadmill master. He’s also the author of the book, The Ultimate Treadmill Workout: Run Right, Hurt Less, and Burn More with Treadmill Interval Training, and the creator of Equinox’s Precision Running class.
The best runner reveals his top must-know instructions for burning more fats, maintain proper form, and the central part is actually enjoying your treadmill workouts. He put together a 9.5-minute treadmill interval workout.
Focus on your arm swings:
The way we swing our arms is matters. With the right swing, we will maintain proper form. And with the wrong one, we will risk injury and expend extra energy for nothing. Siik says that “Interval training on a treadmill with a high straight front-to-back arm swing stabilizes your hips averting long-term injury,” But still better than that, it ensures that you are engaging the muscles of your full body. “It turns your tread workout into the mini arm workout while elevating your fat burn.”
Don’t let the belt do the work for you:
Oppose the urge to crank up the rate and then step onto the treadmill and run for your life. Siik explains “Naturally accelerating on the treadmill as it speeds up is safer, even more natural, and is obviously more work for you that over time adds up to a much bigger fat burn.” The additional effort you put in, the more advantage you get out of your run. Try to shutting off the machine and attempting a minute of “treadmill runs.”
Save the weights for later:
Siik says that bringing hand weights on the treadmill is not best. “You’ll be capable of running faster, stronger, and with more devotion without weights and that will really result in a higher fat burn.
Vary the incline to build strength:
Running on the incline is a great exercise; however it should not be your only workout. “Even though an incline can reduce the pressure on your knees, if you only train on it, you will loose the constancy around your knees to handle the declines in your life that happen off the tread,” explains Siik. “Balancing on some incline with no incline in a workout will make you stronger and capable of doing more work in the long-term.”
Focus on work, not mileage:
Siik says that “Save the mileage for the great outdoors that is the conflicting of what the treadmill is best designed for,” Siik further says that “A treadmill allows you to do more work in less time as you can change the speed, incline, and period of your run many times. Focus on the excellence of the mileage you do, not the quantity.” This ensures you are actually working yourself to the brink instead of just hitting a plateau while you clock in your goal reserve.
Now put these tips into act with Siik’s 10-minute treadmill interval workout: