WALKING The New Workout?!

Is Walking the new workout?

If you’re anything like St. James and have the desire to lose weight and live longer, but not the motivation to bust out weights at the gym, walking may be our answer!

The new thing is Interval Walking and Jeremiah’s going to give it a try!  Apparently, interval walking is incredibly good for the heart and cardiovascular strength.

Basically, you do the treadmill at an incline to make it more challenging, but not as difficult as running outdoors, then, you simply vary the speed every 10 seconds to get the heart rate up and down enough to burn more calories.

We can do 1o seconds!

This beginner treadmill plan is only 34 minutes.
  • Warm-up: 5 minutes at a 0 percent incline walking at a 3.0 speed. Your heart rate should be between 120-130 BPM.
  • First Interval: 5 minutes at a 2-3 percent incline at a 3.5 speed. Your heart rate should be between 130-140 BPM.
  • Rest/Recovery: 2 minutes at 0 percent incline walking at a 3.0 speed. Your heart rate should drop to 125-135 BPM.
  • Second Interval: 10 minutes at 2-3 percent incline at a 3.5-3.8 speed. Your heart rate should be between 140-150 BPM.
  • Rest/Recovery: 2 minutes at 0 percent incline walking at a 3.0 speed. Your heart rate should drop to 125-135
  • Third Interval: 5 minutes at 2-3 percent incline at a 3.5 speed. Your heart rate should be between 130-140 BPM.
  • Cool Down: 5 minutes at 0 percent incline walking at a 3.0 speed. Your heart rate should return to 120-130 BPM.