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How to Burn More Calories on the Treadmill than Usual ...

By Tara

If you are exercising on the treadmill due to lack of daylight, poor weather or simple convenience, you might as well make the most of every step with a super effective workout. And to do so this means thinking outside the box, using variety and pushing yourself every time you step on the treadmill. Several ways to burn more calories are bumping up the incline, increasing the speed, performing a challenge program or whatever way brings you to finishing covered in sweat and satisfied. Variety is key to achieving great results so switch it up each day! And make sure to push yourself to make the most out of each and every fitness move!

1 Bump up the Incline

Bump up the InclineBump up the incline to 4.0 for a mile and move it up and down at every mile. By varying the incline, you will build lean muscle and kick start your metabolic rate. This will also help you to push yourself further and I promise you will finish your incline workout covered in sweat!

2 Kick up the Speed

Kick up the SpeedGive yourself a good ole kick in the behind by increasing your treadmill speed. Just increasing several degrees you will get your heart rate up even more and burn some major calories. A speed workout can really intensify your workout and you will complete this treadmill workout feeling like a champ!

3 Challenge Yourself to a Program

Challenge Yourself to a ProgramMost treadmills have set programs you can choose from and this will help you to stick to a program. The treadmill will automatically increase and decrease in both incline and speed when the chosen program is set to do so. This is an easy way to push yourself further in your workout!

4 Run Walk It out

Run Walk It outRun for a mile, then walk for one minute for up to one hour to surge your calorie expenditure. This is a great way to give your body the well-deserved rest in between your workout. You can also boost the intensity by quickening your running pace and doing a shorter walk in between. This is the way to make the most out of your calorie burn!

5 Go the Distance

Go the DistanceLengthen your workout by going further distance. This will up the ante on your calorie burning workout and you will feel so accomplished upon completion. To keep yourself motivated, keep track of your workouts and even log your daily miles in an online application.

6 Or Go Short but Speedy

Or Go Short but SpeedySet your treadmill at a speedy pace like 8.0 or quicker and go for a 30 minute cardio blast. This workout will not only have you begging for air but you will really feel the burn. This workout will be all about pushing through the discomfort, getting comfortable being uncomfortable. Work for what you want!

7 Switch It up

Switch It upTo push yourself and work different muscles do not stick to the same workout each day. Switch up because variety will help you to achieve tremendous results. In fact why not choose a different treadmill work out for every day of the week. This will help you burn mega calories and also help you avoid hitting a weight loss plateau!

So kick up that super treadmill workout so you can have your best calorie burning session yet. It is all about what you put in, so are you ready to give it all you got? Then let’s do it!

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