I’m often asked about the additional workouts that need to occur when my clients aren’t with me in personal training. For those working with me 2-3 days per week there are a remaining 4-5 days per week. When my clients have goals of toning and weight loss, we focus on eating habits, making good nutritional choices as well as being certain to consume enough water and getting a good night’s sleep.
When the discussion comes to additional time spent exercising without me, a good way to burn calories and see the weight loss is with aerobic activity. Here’s a basic format for a treadmill workout that I will help to “tweak” as often as necessary to assist my clients in the journey to achieving their health, wellness and fitness goals all on the path to discovering their mojo. Here’s a quick guide to the Lori Cox Fitness treadmill workout.
Treadmill workouts don’t have to be super complicated to be effective. Sometimes the simplest workout can have the biggest effects. Make sure you exert yourself so that you are feeling the work during the interval and be able to keep pace without needing to gasp for breath. Then, go slow enough to recover between each sprint so you can push it again each round. On a treadmill, warm-up either walking or jogging for 5-10 minutes (make sure your muscles are adequately warm before sprinting or you may risk injury), then do 8 intervals sprinting for 30 seconds and recovering for 90 second.
To increase the challenge, increase the incline, you can sprint for a longer period of time, decrease the recovery time, or sprint faster during the interval.
Don’t change all the factors at once. Only change one factor at a time.
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