So you’re ready to get back into fitness and the best way to start is to get on a treadmill. In the first place, a treadmill is a great exercise to work on your cardiovascular health.
Fifteen Minute Treadmill Beginner Workout
When you’re beginning, the best way to start an exercise plan is to walk. By starting at a slow pace, you can begin to increase your speed. Also, as you get more comfortable, you can incline. For this reason, as you build up a level of comfort, you can increase your time and speed.
So, are you ready to begin? First, begin by walking at a slow pace and do not raise the setting. When I’m walking, I usually jog for about 30 seconds and then go back to walking. By changing things up, you’re able to build endurance. If you’re new to exercising on a treadmill, remember “slow and steady” wins the race.
Although you’re just starting to work out again, you don’t need to spend a lot of time. At first, start with 15 minutes. You can do 30 seconds of stretching or jogging in place. However, the most important part of interval training is to go at your own pace.
In fact, an easy way to start an interval workout is to just stand straight and rotate your arms as if you’re doing the backstroke. Continue rotating your arms for approximately 30 seconds. And, then jog in place for 15 to 30 seconds depending on your comfort level. Finally, perform some simple leg exercises. You can move your front leg backwards or to the side. As you get more comfortable with this motion, try and perform a lunge.
If you find you’re looking to increase your pace, you can always turn to running. Visit our Marathon Training After Age 40 – Part 1 post. If you enjoy running, you can always join a Runner’s Club. Also, there are many short road races to participate in.
Whether you decide to stick to a treadmill instead of running; you can continue to switch-up your walking pattern.
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