Once you know your RPEs, you can start this exercise plan, designed by Sidorenko. For best results, alternate between the Speed Workout and Incline Workout two to five times a week. Why switch it up? Muscles that repeat the same movements all the time just don't work as hard to help you lose weight. Changing your routine challenges your body to get healthier.
When these beginner workouts feel too comfortable—you find yourself increasing your initial inclines and/or speeds to get to the suggested RPEs—move on to the intermediate level.
Adjust the treadmill speed to increase and decrease your RPE. Repeat this workout for 45 minutes to an hour.
Adjust the treadmill speed and incline to increase and decrease your RPE. Repeat this workout for 45 minutes to an hour.
Originally published on FamilyCircle.com in May 2010.
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