The 15-Minute TreadClimber Interval Training Workout
Interval training is all the rage and for good reason — It’s one of the most efficient ways to get in a great workout in a short amount of time. And while longer steady-state cardio will always have an important place in your growing library of workouts, interval training can be a fun and super-effective way to add variation to your exercise sessions.
What is Interval Training?
The format is relatively simple: After a brief warm-up, you vary the intensity by going faster for a short period of time and then slowing it down and recovering for a period of time. The goal is to raise your heart rate a little higher than normal for short, challenging bursts. The length and number of intervals will vary depending upon such variables as your goals, your fitness level, and the time you have available.
Why do interval training?
It has numerous benefits including increased calorie burn, strengthening your cardiovascular system, and studies are even showing interval training to be an effective way to decrease abdominal fat.
Here is a fun way to start adding intervals into your Bowflex TreadClimber workout:
15 minute interval workout example
The breakdown is pretty simple (intensity numbers are on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the hardest you could go):
- 2 minute warm up (intensity = 3-4)
- 1 minute high interval (intensity = 5-6 for beginners, 7-10 for advanced)
- 1 minute low interval (intensity = 3-4)
- Repeat the high and low intervals five more times
- 1 minute cool down (intensity = 2-3)
Mix this interval workout into your TreadClimber workout schedule as often as you feel you need to add variation to your workout routine.