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Tips For Maximizing Your Treadmill Workout

Tips For Maximizing Your Treadmill Workout

We constantly consume calories, only to try to burn them off with exercise as soon as possible. Treadmills are one of the best ways to maximize your workout. These simple tips will help increase your calorie burn for every treadmill workout:

Start With A Plan

The best paths to success come from setting goals. Planning ahead can make all the difference in burning extra calories to tone and tighten your body.

Pre-Programmed Workouts

NordicTrack treadmills provide new and original treadmill workouts for you daily through iFit®. Just run and adjust while the treadmill guides you to success.

Custom Workouts

If you prefer to be more hands on, you can write your own workout and place it on the screen in front. Watch the timer, hit your speeds, and incline. Be your own personal trainer for the day.

CrossFit® Workouts

CrossFit® is known for its high intensity workouts. These treadmill workouts for the CrossFit® enthusiasts will align perfectly with your high power, high concentration CrossFit® goals.

The less you have to think about during a workout, the more you can focus on form and breathing properly. A synched body performs more efficiently and effectively. With proper focus, you can add miles to your distance.

Utilize The Controls

So often people only push the start button at the beginning and the end button to turn the treadmill off. You can benefit from learning and utilizing the controls on your treadmill while accessing the incline and quick speed options.

Speed Swap

Unless you are marathon training, your treadmill speed should vary. The more you toggle the speed up, the harder you work to keep up. You can also do great interval training on your treadmill by alternating the speed. This gets your heart rate up and down and your whole body experiences a great cardio workout.

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Hit Those Hills

Treadmill Workouts – NordicTrack

Treadmill Workouts – NordicTrack

Adding inclines to your workout will help you to burn more calories. This is another great tool to use in interval training. Even adding a one percent incline to your normal flat workout will engage more muscles and lead to an increased calorie burn. Incline running isolates your glutes; your glutes are the largest muscle group on your body. Developed muscle helps burn more calories.

Food And Nutrients

If your body lacks fuel or isn’t hydrated, workouts tend to end faster than expected. Keep your body energized and hydrated so you can get a quality workout that’s worth your time.


The amount of fluids from water, other beverages, and food varies depending on men and women: the recommended amounts are about 15.5 cups of fluids for men and about 11.5 cups of fluids a day for women, according to Mayo Clinic. If you plan to train, you should add about 7-10 ounces for every 10-20 minutes you exercise. If you’re using caffeine or pre-workout drinks, you’ll need to increase your water intake as well.


What you eat depends on what type of workout you’re aiming for. If you plan to do some HIIT, high intensity interval training, on the treadmill, simple carbs such as fruit and vegetables are great for instant short bursts of energy. If you’re planning to go the distance, think complex carbs. Brown rice, whole wheat pasta, grains, and sweet potatoes will provide energy for the long haul.

Our bodies love to be surprised. The more dynamic your daily workouts are, the better your body will respond. Use these tips to keep your body guessing. Change your routine every other day or week to work different muscle groups in awesome new ways.

DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. NordicTrack assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.