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If you are new to incline walking or running, then this workout will be ideal for you to do while you are at the gym! Incline training is an efficient and easy way to improve your physical fitness while still providing many benefits to your body. Walking on an incline treadmill can offer almost double the benefits than walking at zero incline or walking on a flat surface.
Highly Efficient Incline Workout
Incline training on the TRUE Alpine Runner can help cut workout time in half while still burning the same amount of calories. It is also an easy way to change up any standard walking or running exercise program and challenge your body even more.
Below are more ways incline training can benefit you:
- Less impact on joints
- Strengthens your heart
- Strengthens and tones your leg muscles
- Strengthens bones
- Increases overall stamina
- Increases fat usage for fuel
- Overall improvements in blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, and cholesterol profiles can result from a consistent exercise program
This workout is one that can be done when you are short on time or just need a quick cardio fix at the gym. It can also be altered to fit any level of fitness whether beginner, intermediate or advanced.
The overall goal of this workout is to start small and finish big. It will be a gradual process with the end goal being able to consistently walk at a 9% incline range at your normal walking speed. Keep in mind that as you start to increase the incline, you may have to decrease the speed. It is all about keeping a steady heart rate!
Advice To Remember For After The Workout
After a workout like this, it is important to make sure you do a proper cooldown. As noted on the workout, you can walk as a cooldown but also be sure to stretch your muscles to prevent the body from becoming sore and decrease the likeliness of injury. When doing incline training workouts, you are increasing the activity of major muscles like: calf muscles, glutes and hamstrings.