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Challenge issued:

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

... to treadmill users/ owners.

I was advised to do the following workout to increase cardiac endurance. I dare anybody reading this to give it a shot and then come back and brag that you did it. It's really very do-able (only the last 5 minutes are brutal, but you can slow it down to make it better).

On the treadmill:

- 5 min = 5.5 speed
- 5 min = 6.3 speed (should be 6.5-7)
- 5 min = 2.7 speed incline 6% backwards
- 5 min = 2.0 speed incline 0% sidestep (each side = should be 2 min, but I screwed up and did 5min)
- 5 min = 5.3 speed incline 12% (the killer :-)

My totals by treadmill was:
30 min
1.94 distance (miles??)
244.7 Cal (but I didn't enter my weight or age, so who knows?)

Supposedly one should repeat this workout 2-3 times in a row, but I really didn't have that much time on hand.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KADULAC 7/3/2012 9:50PM

    Sounds like something off the Biggest Loser. I need to get my treadmill into the house. DH found it at Bargain Basement (AKA the dump), and it works.

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LTMURPHY7 7/3/2012 1:53PM

I'd do my own thing. Too many suggestions from others who think they know

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NANAW12001 7/3/2012 1:52PM

  Wow, this is a challenge. I have never gone over 3.5mph due to problems with my legs.
Good luck to you.

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