Guest Post – A Treadmill Workout Plan for Beginners

Many people have a treadmill at home and yet most of the time they are just gathering dust. If you want to increase your levels of fitness, lose weight or just get more stamina you can do it with this one piece of equipment. By following a workout plan and scheduling when you will be using your treadmill you can get more out of it. Those people with a plan are far more likely to achieve their goals, and this goes for exercise as much as anything else.

Take a look at the Treadmill Workout Plan for Beginners and try it out for yourself. It’s designed for a complete beginner:

The 5 Week Workout PlanTreadmill Workout

In this plan you will be running 3 times per week to get the very best results. You should try to space out the days that you do exercise on so that you do not feel too tired or strain yourself. Ideally a Monday, Wednesday and Friday/Saturday schedule is best.

Week 1

Workout 1 – start this week with a warm-up walk that should last for 5 minutes, walk briskly. Then you should jog for 60 seconds and walk for 90, alternating this until you have been moving for 20 minutes.

Workout 2 and 3 – repeat the same steps as workout one. By the end of the week you should start to notice a difference in how out of breath you are after each workout.

Week 2

Workout 1 – a brisk warm-up walk for 5 minutes. Follow this by jogging for 90 seconds and walking for 2 minutes. Continue this for 20 minutes.

Workout 2 and 3 – repeat the same steps as the Week 2, workout 1.

Week 3

Workout 1 – once again warm up for 5 minutes. Then repeat these steps twice – 90 seconds of jogging, walk for 90 seconds, jogging for 3 minutes, walk for 3 minutes.

Workout 2 and 3 – repeat the same steps as the Week 3, workout 1, although feel free to extend the last session if you’re not too tired.

Week 4

Workout 1 – a 5 minute warm-up. Then jog for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, jog for 5 minutes, walk for 2 minutes, jog for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, jog for 5 minutes.

Workout 2 and 3 – repeat the same steps as the Week 4, workout 1 although if possible look to reduce the 90 seconds of walking down to 60 seconds.

Week 5

Workout 1 – 5 minute warm-up. Then jog for 5 minutes, walk for 60 seconds and repeat this four times.

Workout 2 and 3 – repeat the same steps as Week 5, workout 1.

Follow these steps and by week 6 you’ll be ready to run for at least 20 minutes without a break – not bad for someone who started out as a complete beginner!

 

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