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15-Minute Incline Walking Treadmill Workout For Beginners

This incline walking treadmill workout is designed to get your heart rate pumping and maximize calorie burn in just 15 minutes. If you think walking on a treadmill is an easy option you may want to hold that thought until you’ve completed this workout. Adding an incline to your treadmill sessions greatly increases the difficulty level and this is a hard workout for beginners.

If you’re walking for weight loss, incline walking is a great way to burn calories. You can check how many calories you burn with our calories burned walking calculator. Walking uphill will burn almost as many calories as running and for beginners, there’s less injury risk plus it’s kinder on your joints.

Instead of jumping straight into a running program when you’re trying to get fit, it’s often better to start with walking for fitness. You can progress to running when you’ve lost weight and you need an extra challenge.

Treadmill incline walking workout

15-Minute Incline Walking Treadmill Workout

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Incline walking treadmill workout

Benefits Of Incline Walking Workouts

Walking just a mile a day is incredibly beneficial for your health. Benefits include better cardio, improved mental health, and reduced risk of Type II diabetes. Incline walking workouts take the benefits up a notch:

  • Boosts Metabolism: You’re working harder and benefitting from a high-intensity workout. This intensity boosts your metabolism and you’ll continue to burn extra calories after your workout.
  • Increases Calorie Burn: The harder the workout, the more calories you burn. When you’re short of time an intense 15-minute workout is the best way to maximise calorie burn.
  • Builds Strong Core & Leg Muscles: You’ll feel those calf and glute muscles burn! Plus your core muscles will work hard to keep your trunk stable.

Tips For Incline Walking

These tips will help you exercise safely and get the most out of your workout:

1. Warm Up First

The workout includes a 5-minute warm up. Don’t be tempted to skip it. You’re warming up the muscles so they can cope with the high-intensity workout.

2. Beware Of Muscle Soreness

After a new workout session, it’s common to wake up the next day feeling a little sore. That’s your body reacting to a new exercise. If the soreness wears off quickly it’s generally okay. If muscle soreness persists get checked out by a medical professional. It’s always best to be cautious and reign in your enthusiasm when you try a new workout.

3. Lower Back Problems

Incline walking will help to strengthen your core and lower back but if you do have lower back issues it’s best to ease into these workouts gradually. Start with lower incline gradients and increase to the full gradients when you feel stronger.

Adjust The Workout To Your Fitness Level

The workout should feel hard but not impossible. If necessary, adjust the speed to match your fitness. It’s better to complete the workout at lower speeds than be discouraged from exercising.

Getting fit is a journey and it doesn’t matter where you start on that journey. The only important thing is arriving fitter at the other end. So don’t give up if you find the workout too hard at first, just reduce the speeds until your fitness improves.

Concerned about your health, please seek medical advice. If you have an existing medical condition, haven’t exercised in a long time or you’re carrying a lot of excess weight, we recommend talking to your doctor before starting a walking program.

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