HIIT Treadmill Workout
|July 4th, 2012||Holiday, Running, Uncategorized|
First off, Happy 4th of July!! I am so happy that I’m off from work today. That means I have the entire day to do as I please. A gym session will start around 10, then heading to Bry’s parents’ house for some pool and dinner, then back home for fireworks! What are you doing for the holiday today?
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a “form of exercise where you do a short period of high intensity exercise followed by a short period of low intensity exercise.”
The reason that I like HIIT runs on the treadmill is because it really makes it interesting. Normally on the
deathmill treadmill, I get super bored. There’s only so many TVs I can watch or people I can watch going to and from the pool. HIIT makes running on the treadmill bearable. When doing a HIIT treadmill run, you have to be constantly watching the time, so you know when to adjust your speed. The miles actually felt like they went a bit faster as well! No problems there!
I developed a 2 mile HIIT treadmill run that works for me right now. The speed might not be as fast as some of you are used to running, so you can obviously adjust the times and/or speed according to your personal preference and abilities.
After completing my 2 miles (9 miles left to complete this week!), I was dripping with sweat as usual. I stretched a bit and did a few ab exercises. I did 100 regular crunches + 50 bicycle crunches + a 1:30 min plank.
I got to take gym pictures without having people stare at me! The gym was empty!
Have you ever tried HIIT runs? If so, what are your thoughts.
Do you take pictures in public places, like your gym?
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