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Quick HIIT 20 Minute Treadmill Workout

Treadmill Workout

Quick HIIT 20 Minute Treadmill Workout

When I am short on time or the weather outside is dreadful I use this 20 Minute Treadmill Workout if I fancy a run or need to blast my cardio.  It’s my favourite go-to treadmill workout and gives my body a shock, gets the heart pumping and I always get a post workout buzz once I’ve finished it.

I’ve deliberately not put my treadmill speeds on as everyone runs at different paces and also I tend to vary my speeds depending on how energetic I’m feeling or how much I really want to push myself.

Remember to always warm up properly first, although the first 5 minutes of this workout is a warm-up I tend to make sure I perform some dynamic stretches before I jump on the treadmill.

 

Quick HIIT 20 Minute Treadmill Workout

 

 

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Disclaimer

I am not a qualified Personal Trainer or medical professional.

All the views expressed are my own.  I am an experienced runner and train regularly at the Gym.  All my fitness programmes and training have been designed to suit my own fitness capabilities and goals but happy to share if you are looking for inspiration and motivation.

Before embarking on any form of exercise or fitness programme or if you have any medical issues or injuries please ensure you seek professional medical advice.

My Strongwoman Workout #1

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My Strongwoman Workout #1

My fitness goals are constantly changing.  Not because I’m extremely indecisive but once I achieve a goal or discover a different fitness need I tend to revaluate where I want to be in terms of my training.  This workout reflects my goal of building up my strength.

I love the idea of being strong.  Nothing gives me more of a buzz than being able to deadlift more than my own bodyweight or have the stamina to do 3 rounds of Sled Drags without completely keeling over!

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Below is a recent Strongwoman workout; I love this and was pleased with how much I pushed myself.  I’ve recently pulled one of my hip flexors so running has been off the cards so doing this workout gave me the post-workout buzz I needed.

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Disclaimer
I am not a qualified Personal Trainer or medical professional.
All the views expressed are my own.  I am an experienced runner and train regularly at the Gym.  All my fitness programmes and training have been designed to suit my own fitness capabilities and goals but happy to share if you are looking for inspiration and motivation.
Before embarking on any form of exercise or fitness programme or if you have any medical issues or injuries please ensure you seek professional medical advice.

My Conditioning Workout #1

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My Conditioning Workout #1

Put together by one of the PT’s at my Gym, this workout is a firm favourite of mine.  I tend to do this Conditioning Session when I need a bit of a jolt fitness-wise as it gets the heart racing and I get a full-body workout during my workout session.

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In terms of weight for the Deadlifts and the DB Shoulder press I tend not to go too heavy; making sure the rep’s are performed slowly and with good technique.  I’d been deadlifting for a while before my PT put this element into this workout for me so anyone following this workout should really only Deadlift if they know what they are doing.

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As with any workout, I always make sure that I warm up properly and if am suffering from a particular injury keep away from exercises that could potentially aggravate it.  Dynamic stretches pre-session and Static stretches post-workout.  This session has also introduced me to the concept of Active Rest.

So what is Active Rest?

This is also referred to by some as Active Recovery.  Instead of resting completely, by adding the active rest element I’ve been able to maximise the benefits of this workout.  Basically, once I’ve completed a round of exercises instead of sitting down to recover I’m continuing to exercise but at a lower intensity; I tend to use the closest exercise bike to where I am working out at the Gym.  Whilst on the bike I make sure that I keep my speed between 60-70rpm so I’m keeping my heart rate from dipping and ensure that I have a good drink of what.  Basically this allows my body to recover during the session and I’m making the most out of my workout.  Some also incorporate stretching as part of their Active Rest , again this is maximising the time you have but also you are getting in extra stretches.  If you are not able to jump on an exercise bike then you could try Jumping Jacks, Mountain Climbers, jump on a treadmill or perform burpees.  Just keep moving!  Another way is to take that time to stretch the muscles that you have just exercised.

Feel free to take ideas from this workout, I’m not professionally qualified and this was put together by a PT who understands my abilities and knows my level of fitness.  I’ve shared this really to give other ideas as to what you can incorporate into achieve a full body workout.  The concept of Active Rest is something I recommend anyone having a go at least once, I am a fan of it especially as it keeps me focused on the time between each round of exercises and motivated to move to the next round!

Does any one else incorporate Active Rest in their Workouts?

My 12 Minute HIIT Style Workout #1

My 12 Minute HIIT Style Workout

 

My 12 minute HIIT Style workout

Brilliant if you are short on time as this HIIT style workout on lasts for 12 minutes.  Simple exercises that will give a full body workout.  3 rounds plus 1 minute rest at the end of each round.  There is no equipment needed; just you, suitable clothing and footwear and some form of timer.  Concentrate on working as hard as possible with maximum effort; those 12 minutes will fly believe me!

HIIT Style Workout

Remember when it comes to number of rep’s focus on quality and not quantity.  The fitter you get the more rep’s you will be able to perform.  Whenever I do HIIT I focus on doing each exercise well by using the correct technique.  It’s not a race!

Before attempting any form of workout be sure to warm-up for 5 minutes.  As with any form of exercise if you have any injuries seek medical advice before attempting any form of exercise that could aggravate or provoke.  I am not a personal trainer, this is a workout I do myself and have put together through my own experiences such as attending classes and regularly performing these exercises.

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