Jillian Michaels Treadmill Workout

If you’re looking to burn fat, really no other aerobic exercise comes as close as running to boost your metabolism and get you shredded, so in this article we’re going to look at a killer Jillian Michaels treadmill workout.

With that said a lot of people make one of two mistakes when it comes to running. They either run for too long or dislike running because in the past they have gone too intense and didn’t do a gradual build-up.

The main problem with running too long is that you get into the stage of breaking down too much muscle at the same time so approaching it with a different strategy will go a long way in giving better results.

Jillian Michaels Treadmill Workout: Concept

The best part of this workout is that it will build up pace over 4 weeks so you can condition yourself gradually and take it up a notch each week.

The other part of this treadmill workout that is so good is that it is focused on interval training, which if you haven’t tried yet is a fantastic way to break down your workout and yet still give you the benefits of increasing your heart rate significantly to the point where it is also boosting your metabolism.

You’ll want to include this treadmill workout workout into resistance training program for about 2-4 days a week and you should notice the difference in your waist size within 4 weeks. If you do not then you need to reduce your caloric intake which can be most easily done by reducing your intake of soda and junk foods (remember one cookie could have as many calories as 2 oranges!).

Before we get into the workout, getting those abs to show requires a pretty awesome healthy meal plan so you feel totally satisfied with what you eat and also has all the nutrients your body needs to burn fat.

Now let’s jump into this workout, you’re going to love the progression…

Jillian Michaels Treadmill Workout

Week 1:

1 minute – pre-warm up with 3.8 mph and 1.5 elevation
4 minutes – warm up with 5.0 mph

————-Begin Running——————
1 minute – 5.0 mph (base speed for our interval training)
30 seconds – 6.5 mph
30 seconds – 5.0 mph
30 seconds – 7.0 mph
30 seconds – 5.0 mph
30 seconds – 7.5 mph
30 seconds – 5.0 mph
30 seconds – 7.5 mph
30 seconds – 5.0 mph (we’ve reached 10 minutes total)

————-Cool Down——————
3 minutes – 3.8 mph with 1.5 elevation

Week 2:

1 minute – pre-warm up with 3.8 mph and 1.5 elevation
4 minutes – warm up with 5.0 mph

————-Begin Interval Training——————
1 minute – 5.5 mph (base speed for our interval training)
30 seconds – 6.5 mph
30 seconds – 5.5 mph
30 seconds – 7.0 mph
30 seconds – 5.5 mph
30 seconds – 7.5 mph
30 seconds – 5.5 mph
30 seconds – 8.0 mph
30 seconds – 5.5 mph (we’ve reached 10 minutes total)

————-Cool Down——————
3 minutes – 4.0 mph with 1.5 elevation

Week 3:

1 minute – pre-warm up with 3.8 mph and 1.5 elevation
4 minutes – warm up with 5.0 mph

————-Begin Interval Training——————
1 minute – 6.0 mph (base speed for our interval training)
30 seconds – 6.5 mph
30 seconds – 6.0 mph
30 seconds – 7.0 mph
30 seconds – 6.0 mph
30 seconds – 7.5 mph
30 seconds – 6.0 mph
30 seconds – 8.0 mph
30 seconds – 6.0 mph (we’ve reached 10 minutes total)

————-Begin Climbing——————
1 minute – 6.0 mph increase elevation to 2.5
2 minutes – 3.8 mph increase elevation to 6.5
2 minutes – 6.0 mph decrease elevation to 2.5
2 minutes – 7.0 mph keep elevation at 2.5

————-Cool Down——————
3 minutes – 4.0 mph with 1.5 elevation

Week 4:

1 minute – pre-warm up with 3.8 mph and 1.5 elevation
4 minutes – warm up with 5.0 mph

————-Begin Interval Training——————
1 minute – 6.5 mph (base speed for our interval training)
30 seconds – 7.0 mph
30 seconds – 6.5 mph
30 seconds – 7.5 mph
30 seconds – 6.5 mph
30 seconds – 8.0 mph
30 seconds – 6.5 mph
30 seconds – 8.5 mph
30 seconds – 6.5 mph (we’ve reached 10 minutes total)

————-Begin Climbing——————
1 minute – 6.0 mph increase elevation to 2.5
2 minutes – 3.8 mph increase elevation to 6.5
3 minutes – 6.5 mph keep elevation at 6.5
2 minutes – 7.0 mph decrease elevation to 2.5

————-Cool Down——————
3 minutes – 4.0 mph with 1.5 elevation

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Jillian Michaels Treadmill Workout

There you have it! A 4 week training program to get you slimmer in the midsection but allowing you to take it up a notch one level and one week at a time.  If you feel like at any time during these weeks like you can go even more intense then do it rather than adding more and more time to your cardio workout as that can lead to over-training and loss of too much muscle.

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