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#WW. Treadmill Workout

Did you ever think you’d read the words ‘treadmill’ and ‘fun’ in the same sentence? Well, neither did I. That is until the day I tried this treadmill circuit to deal with the boredom and monotony of conventional treadmill workouts.

The added bonus to this change in approach is that you’ll burn more calories – up to double the amount – while also toning up.

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You’ve surely heard that too much cardio can tap into muscle tissue for energy, but by adding an element of strength work, combined with the higher intensity intervals, you’ll actually get the benefit of a boost in muscle-building hormones to maintain and even improving your muscle tone, all while burning more fat. You’ll also get that heart rate going for a cardiovascular boost!

The workout

All you’ll need for this workout is a treadmill, a mat and a medicine ball.

Here is the simple workout sequence:

  • Perform each exercise for 30 seconds. Do not rest between exercises.
  • Rest for 90 seconds between each of the three rounds.
  • Repeat the entire sequence 3 times in total.

Round 1

1. Treadmill sprint

2. Wall ball throws

3. Jump lunges

Rest

Round 2

1. Treadmill sprint

2. Push-ups on ball

3. Toe touches with ball

Rest

Round 3

1. Treadmill sprint

2. Mountain climbers

3. Air squats

Rest

Schedule 30 minutes for this workout.

If you do not have a medicine ball, don’t worry as all these exercises can be performed without one. If you have set of dumbbells, substitute the wall ball throws for thrusters.

Most importantly, enjoy!

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By Fitness blogger Izzy

Her other workouts: Sandbag workout | Barbell workout

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Author: Tanja Schmitz

Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.