Deadmills – Advanced Treadmill HIIT Workout

Deadmills – Advanced Treadmill HIIT Workout

Another Monday, and another workout! It’s time to get your heart rate up with this treadmill workout! Have you ever heard of deadmills? Well, they have changed my life! You basically run on the thing when the belt is off. Yes, it’s hard. 🙂

I remember trying this as a kid and feeling pretty cool about it, but I never thought that my screwing around on my mom’s basement treadmill would turn into such a great workout! I’ve been using them as a warmup for leg day just by doing ten 15 second sprints on the treadmill.

For this workout, all you need is a treadmill! If you don’t have access to a treadmill, this workout is VERY similar to a sled push. It’s just WAY easier to hop on a treadmill and push the belt!

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Before your workout begins, make sure you have your post workout fuel ready to go!

After tearing down your muscles, you need time to recover.  Another thing you need to recover is the correct fuel. I recommend using a dairy-free protein powder along with a replenish/recovery drink. The Vega Sport Line is perfect for all your post workout needs.

To replenish your glycogen and carbohydrate levels, you should be consuming a good recovery drink. Vega has a Recovery Accelerator drink which will help your body recover faster and allow your body to keep burning fat instead of muscle even after your workout ends!

Then build your muscles back up with Vega Sport Protein! (chocolate is the best flave)! If you order online, you can take advantage of the 45 serving size tub. It’s nearly half the price per serving as their standard 19 serving tub, so totally worth it!

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Your pre-workout fuel is just as important as your post-workout fuel!

Start off by making sure you’re well hydrated, since you will be working up a sweat during this workout. Drink a full glass of water (with a squeeze of lemon) and then start prepping your pre-workout drink.

The Vega Sport Line also has the perfect pre-workout supplement that your body needs. It’s only 70 calories and contains just the right amount of carbs and natural caffeine to keep your body going without bogging you down.


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Workout Details

Warm Up: 5 minutes

Start with the treadmill at a comfortable incline and set the speed to about 4.0 (3.8 is good too if you have short legs like this girl)! Warm up those legs and your body with that brisk walk before jumping into the HIIT.

HIIT Deadmills: 10 mintues

Bring the incline all the way back down and turn the belt off. I usually set up the stopwatch feature on my phone for this next part since the treadmill isn’t keeping track of your time anymore. Lean forward and start pushing the belt with your feet. Keep pushing as fast as you can for 20 seconds then take a 20 second break. You will do this for 15 rounds or 10 minutes total. And it will be death… hence, deadmills…

Cool Down: 5 minutes

Turn the treadmill back on again and walk it off. you can add an incline here but you don’t have to. Bring your heart rate and your breathing back down to a comfortable level.

Burnout: 10 rounds

For this burnout, all you need to do is complete 20 (bodyweight) walking lunges, 10 on each leg for 10 rounds – or 5 times down and back! Don’t forget to stretch those legs when you’re done!


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