Don’t Dread The Tread!


Recently a friend took a road trip to the mountains in her new electric car. The eight-hour round trip required multiple stops to recharge her vehicle. “I didn’t realize how much more energy my car would use on inclines,” she said.

What’s true for a car (electric or otherwise) is also true for the human body. You use more energy, burn more calories and your muscles work harder on an incline.

If you’re not utilizing the incline feature during treadmill workouts you’re cheating yourself out of extra benefits. An incline treadmill workout is one of the most efficient ways to build toned, well-formed posterior chain muscles like hamstrings and glutes with no additional stress to joints. These same muscles are typically not as active during a walk on flat ground.

If you’re short on time, adding incline to your treadmill workout helps spike your heart rate more quickly to move you into the fat-burning zone sooner. You get exponentially more fitness results with an incline workout in the same amount of time you’d spend on a flat workout.

Over time, incline treadmill workouts also increase stamina and condition your body for real life terrain like longer walks or hikes that include steps and hills.

If you’re ready to turn up the fitness results, try this 12/3/30 treadmill incline workout that will keep you engaged while you’re moving…

30-Min Treadmill Workout

Think that you and the treadmill aren’t a match made in heaven? Think again. Once you start experimenting with treadmill settings, you can find a whole new groove.

A popular treadmill workout right now is the 12/3/30… a 12 percent incline at 3 mph for 30 minutes.

Indoor or Outdoor 30-Min Slim & Strong Walk

Join me for a 30-minute guided Slim & Strong walking audio! This 30-minute guided walk will teach you how to pump up the pace turn your walk into a fat-burning workout.

Take this walk outside, or pop in your headphones for an indoor treadmill workout!

As a bonus, your glutes, calves, quads, hamstrings and abs will start to tone up as you develop proper walking technique!

Just press play below!