Maximizing Your TreadClimber Workout Video

Video Transcript:

Hi, this is Tim Arndt, BowFlex Personal Trainer, and this is maximizing your TreadClimber workout. What we're going to talk about today, I'm going to assume you've got your machine and that you've tried to do 30 minutes straight and maybe it's just not happening. You're wondering if the machine is working for you, can you get a good workout out of it. The answer is yes and it's through interval training and we're going to show you how to do that today.

So Kelly is going to do a demonstration then we're going to talk about the benefits of interval training.

Safety first, get your clip on. what she's going to do is increase the speed to a level that she can maintain for 2-3 minutes safely. For her that's about four miles an hour. For you it may be less. So she's going to get going. She wants to hold this, we're going to go on a scale of 1-10 how hard are you working. Ten being the hardest, one being easy. After 2–3 minutes she wants to be on level ten.

So we're going to pretend she's on that and she's going to slow the treadles down, go a head and step off and slow 'em down, so she can recover. This is a recovery period. She can recover this way standing there or she can do some active recovery by actually getting back on the machine with a slower speed.

After about 1 or 2 minutes, she should feel like she's pretty much fully recovered on a scale of 1-10. Again, about a four or five.

So let's pretend she's there. She's going to speed the treadles back up. And again, do this for about another 2&ndash3 minutes. It's really key that after that 2&ndash3 minutes that she's completely exhausted.

So after that, she'll slow down again and do some active recovery.

So the great thing about interval training is the 72-hour metabolic effect. So while you're driving, sleeping, watching TV, doing all these other activities, you're actually burning more calories. Kelly here, for the next 72 hours, she'll actually burn more calories than if she hadn't done it this way.

The other cool thing is research has now shown that this burns belly fat at a faster rate than any other type training. It's the closest thing we can get to spot reduction.

So do that about three days a week, around 30 minutes each and that's going to maximize your TreadClimber workout.