The Ultimate At-Home Treadmill HIIT Workout

by on January 16th, 2017

Treadmill Crossfit Workout
Written by Johnson Fitness | Matrix Fitness | Vision Fitness | Horizon Fitness

Adding a treadmill into your HIIT style workouts provides a convenient option that can improve the quality of your training. Including a treadmill in your training program provides a greater range of options to make running more convenient, to increase the level of feedback you receive so that you can push harder during tough workouts, and to provide a lower impact alternative to outdoor runs for active recovery.

Here are a few ways to incorporate your treadmill for training and recovery, especially for doing HIIT style workouts at home.

Warm-ups and Cool Downs:

If you’re using an online app or pulling WOD’s from the HIIT website, you’ve probably noticed that most workouts are less than half an hour in duration. Since they are intense, it’s important to round them out with an appropriate warm-up and recovery, as well as some strength and mobility work most days.

Using a treadmill for your warm-up, provides a lower impact option that is often more convenient than running outside. Use your warm-up to concentrate on your form by engaging your core and releasing tension from your upper body … good practice to increase your efficiency and reduce your risk of injury later in the workout.

The treadmill also provides a convenient way to cool down with some light jogging or walking at the end of your workout. Because you can concentrate on your recovery rather than covering a set route or pace, you can pace your cool-down according to your needs on that day.

Treadmill Workouts:

Many HIIT style workouts incorporate runs for short distances of a mile or less. Without a properly measured running track and immediate access to your running route, you’ll lose time and accuracy in judging your performance in these workouts. The console of most treadmills provides immediate feedback on the distance covered and your pace, allowing you to accurately gauge your performance on your daily workout, as well as to respond to that feedback in increasing or decreasing your pace and effort level.

Active Recovery:

It’s easy to get excited about the strength training and skills involved in HIIT style workouts, often to the deficit of cardiovascular performance. You can use a treadmill on active recovery days to build cardiovascular and muscular endurance that will carry you through endurance workouts. The integrated heart rate feedback provides the option to maintain training in an aerobic training zone to ensure that you focus on recovery and avoid overtraining. The cushioned running track also allows you to reduce the risk of impact injuries compared to running on pavement and trails.

If you’re ready to get started, be sure to choose the right treadmill. For running workouts, you’ll want to choose a treadmill that can stand up to the task, especially if you’re a larger runner. The Horizon Fitness Elite T9 offers a powerful 2.75 CHP motor and a larger than average running surface. If space is at a premium in your home box, this treadmill also folds out of the way, giving you more room for burpees and kettlebell swings. The infinity belt provides a lower maintenance option that will keep your treadmill running smooth without the need for lube for 21,000 miles.

Here’s a sample workout that includes strength, cardio, and mobility. The fast pace of the circuits makes the treadmill an efficient tool to ensure that you don’t lose time between laps.

The Ultimate WOD with Treadmill

Warm-up:
Easy jog for 800 meters. Concentrate on relaxing the upper body, engaging the core, and working at a comfortable pace.

Mobility:

  • Foam roll calves, quads, and hamstrings.
  • Stretch in pigeon and down dog for 1 minute each (each side for pigeon).


Strength:

  • 25 medicine ball thrusters (you can substitute these for the wall-balls in the workout as well), choice of weight at 75% perceived effort.
  • Back Squats to below parallel depth. 3 rounds of ten at 60% of personal max. Using a Dynamax ball as a target to squat to, bring your butt lower than your knees for each repetition. If scaling, these can also be completed without weight or holding a kettle bell in front of your chest to allow you to concentrate on depth and maintaining an upright position.



The Workout:

Ten minutes, as many rounds as possible of the following…

  • 2 reps shoulder to overhead using dumbbells.
  • Run 400 meters.
  • 10 wall balls (may substitute Dynamax ball thrusters).
  • 20 calorie row.



Cool-down:

  • Walk at on the treadmill at a slow pace for five minutes.
  • Stretch quads, hamstrings, calves, and shoulders.

SportsArt T655S-15 Treadmill with 15 inch Touchscreen LCD Console

by on October 25th, 2016

SportsArt T655S-15 Treadmill with 15 inch Touchscreen LCD Console offers a self-lubricating belt system, heavy duty frame with a sturdy running platform, an Energy Smart™ idle feature and a wide range of display and workout programs.

KEY FEATURES

  • SafeStart™ motor controller offers exceptionally low 0.1 mph starting speed with a max speed of 15 mph
  • MyFlex Plus™ deck cushioning provides 30% more shock absorption and carries a lifetime warranty
  • Contact heart rate standard & wireless Polar® HR receiver built in
  • Large 22″ x 62″ belt
  • 12 Console Feedbacks
  • 27 Workout Programs
  • Speed: .1-15 mph
  • Incline: -3% to 15%
  • Max. User Weight: 500 lbs.
  • Product Weight: 362 lbs.

Commercial Warranty

  • Frame & Drive Motor: Lifetime
  • Parts: 5 Years
  • Wear Items: 2 Years
  • Labor: 1 Year
  • High Wearable Items: 90 Days, No labor

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Spirit Fitness XT385 Treadmill

by on October 23rd, 2016

The Spirit XT385 Treadmill is designed to keep you motivated mile after mile. Our large 20″ x 58″ running surface and 3.25hp motor give you all the room and power for a comfortable workout. The top speed of 12mph and 15% elevation are sure to keep you challenged.

KEY FEATURES

  • Multiple Heart Rate programs for more efficient workouts
  • A bright blue backlit LCD console offers a multitude of feedback data
  • Quick Speed and Incline keys make workouts more efficient
  • Wireless heart rate (telemetric chest strap included) makes monitoring ideal for running or walking
  • Remote Speed and Incline controls make adjustments more convenient
  • A muscle activation figure that shows which areas are being targeted
  • An audio jack and speakers for personal entertainment

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame, Motor, & Deck: Lifetime
  • Parts: 10 years
  • Labor: 1 Year


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Spirit Fitness XT285 Treadmill

by on October 19th, 2016

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The Spirit XT285 Treadmill comes equipped with a comfortable belt and cushioning system, convenient storage and adjustments, generous features and programs, and eye catching aesthetics. All of these things are important in building quality treadmills that will retain their value for years.

KEY FEATURES

  • Deck thickness & length appeals to both walkers & runners
  • A bright blue backlit LCD console offers a multitude of feedback data
  • Quick Speed and Incline keys make workouts more efficient
  • Wireless heart rate (telemetric chest strap included)
  • Remote Speed and Incline controls
  • An audio jack and speakers for personal entertainment

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame, Motor, & Deck: Lifetime
  • Parts: 10 years
  • Labor: 1 Year


Horizon Adventure 3 Treadmill

by on October 10th, 2016

Get started in no time with the Horizon Adventure 3 Treadmill that is easy to assemble, easy to use and easy to store. The Horizon Adventure 3 Treadmill features the exceptionally quiet Johnson Digital Drive Motor, and the perfect amount of flex and support with the exclusive three-zone cushioning system. Due to popularity there may be extended shipping time required for this unit.

KEY FEATURES

  • FeatherLight Folding Frame
  • 20″ x 55″ Running Area
  • 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning
  • 0 – 12% Incline Range
  • 0.5 – 12 mph Speed Range
  • 2.5 Continuous-Duty Horsepower Motor
  • 5.75″ Extra-wide Yellow-Green LCD Console with 30 programs
  • Feedback includes Time, Distance, Incline, Speed, Calories, Heart Rate, Laps.
  • Contact Grips Heart Rate
  • Passport Ready, Energy Saver Mode, Built-in Speakers, Tablet Rack, Bottle Holder
  • Dimension – 71″ x 34″ x 54″, 45″ x 34″ x 61″ (folded), Weight – 177 lbs
  • Max User Weight – 300 lbs

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame Lifetime
  • Parts 3 Years
  • Labor 1 Year


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Horizon Adventure 5 Treadmill

by on October 4th, 2016

The Horizon Adventure 5 Treadmill is ready for your workouts with its extra-long deck, quiet Johnson Digital Drive motor, full range of features, and ViaFit connectivity. Confidently customize your workouts and take charge of your progress with the Horizon Adventure 5.

KEY FEATURES

  • FeatherLight Folding Frame
  • 20″ x 60″ Running Area
  • 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning
  • 0 – 12% Incline Range
  • 0.5 – 12 mph Speed Range
  • 2.5 Continuous-Duty Horsepower Motor
  • 7.5″ Extra-wide Yellow-Green LCD Console with 35 programs
  • Feedback includes Time, Distance, Incline, Speed, Calories, Heart Rate, Laps.
  • Contact Grips Heart Rate
  • Passport Ready, Energy Saver Mode, Built-in Speakers, Tablet Rack, Bottle Holder
  • Dimension – 76″ x 34″ x 54″, 50″ x 34″ x 64″ (folded), Weight – 188 lbs
  • Max User Weight – 350 lbs

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame Lifetime
  • Parts 3 Years
  • Labor 1 Year


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Horizon Elite T7 Treadmill

by on October 2nd, 2016

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Easily track your calorie goals with the Horizon Elite T7 Treadmill and ViaFit connectivity. Your runs will be comfortable and worry-free with the cushioned, maintenance-free belt on the Horizon Elite T7. Staying in your target zone is easier with Polar heart rate monitoring (Free chest strap included with purchase). Extended power incline range of 0-15%.

KEY FEATURES

  • FeatherLight Folding Frame
  • 20″ x 60″ Running Area + Infinity Belt
  • 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning
  • 0 – 15% Incline Range
  • 0.5 – 12 mph Speed Range
  • 2.75 Continuous-Duty Horsepower Motor
  • 8.5″ Extra-wide Yellow-Green LCD Console with 42 programs
  • Feedback includes Time, Distance, Incline, Speed, Pace, Calories, Heart Rate, Laps.
  • Contact Grips, Polar® Wireless Receiver and Free Chest Strap
  • Passport Ready, Energy Saver Mode, Built-in Speakers, Tablet Rack, Bottle Holder
  • Dimension – 77″ x 36″ x 60″, 44″ x 36″ x 69″ (folded), Weight – 227 lbs
  • Max User Weight – 350 lbs

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame Lifetime
  • Parts 5 Years
  • Labor 1 Year


Vision T80 Treadmill with Classic Console

by on September 29th, 2016

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The Vision T80 treadmill with Classic Console was designed and engineered to withstand hours of worry-free commercial use. A spacious, 55.9 x 152.4 cm / 22″ x 60″ running surface and powerful 3.0 CHP AC Johnson Drive Motor provide a smooth, reliable workout.

KEY FEATURES

  • Heavy-gauge welded steel
  • 55.9 x 152.4 cm / 22″ x 60″
  • Ultra Zone™ cushioning system
  • Foam grip handle bars and dual vertical support bar
  • 2-ply, commercial, maintenance-free belt
  • 1″ reversible, hard-waxed, maintenance-free deck
  • 3.0 CHP Digital AC Johnson Drive™
  • 0.5 – 20 km/h / 0.3 – 12 mph
  • 0 % – 15 % Incline Range
  • Extra-large LED Display with Time, Speed, Incline, Distance, Calories, Pace & Heart Rate
  • Programs include Manual, Intervals, Weight loss, Fitness Test, Target HR (speed based) – 5 Total
  • Heart Rate: Contact grips and Polar® wireless receiver
  • Dimension – 204 x 96 x 160cm / 80 x 38 x 63, Weight – 181.4 kg (400 lbs.)
  • Max User Weight – 159 kg / 350 lbs.

WARRANTY

  • Frame Home – Lifetime, Light Commercial – Lifetime
  • Motor Home – Lifetime, Light Commercial – 5 Years
  • Cushioning Home – Lifetime
  • Parts Home – 7 Years, Light Commercial – 5 Years
  • Labor Home – 2 Years, Light Commercial – 2 Years


Horizon Elite T9 Treadmill

by on September 22nd, 2016

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The responsive Johnson Digital Drive on the Horizon Elite T9 Treadmill recalibrates with every step or speed change. The Horizon Elite T9’s Virtual Active technology plays stunning forward-motion video – synced with your workout – right on the 10″ touch console and the maintenance free, infinity belt has been tested up to 21,000 miles with no additional lube.

KEY FEATURES

  • FeatherLight Folding Frame
  • 20″ x 60″ Running Area + Infinity Belt
  • 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning
  • 0 – 15% Incline Range
  • 0.5 – 12 mph Speed Range
  • 2.75 Continuous-Duty Horsepower Motor
  • 10 Touchscreen Console with Workout Tracking Calendar + 44 Programs
  • Feedback includes Time, Distance, Incline, Speed, Pace, Calories, Heart Rate, Laps.
  • Contact Grips, Polar® Wireless Receiver and Free Chest Strap
  • Passport Ready, Virtual Active Integrated, Energy Saver Mode, Built-in Speakers, Tablet Rack, Bottle Holderr
  • Dimension – 77″ x 36″ x 60″, 44″ x 36″ x 69″ (folded), Weight – 227 lbs
  • Max User Weight – 350 lbs

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame Lifetime
  • Parts 5 Years
  • Labor 2 Years


LifeSpan TR3000i Folding Treadmill

by on April 9th, 2016

LifeSpan TR3000i Folding Treadmill

The LifeSpanTR3000i treadmill is a durable, reliable treadmill that you can walk, jog or run on with confidence. The LifeSpanTR3000i is a Best Buy award-winning treadmill that has a pleasing design and meaningful features.

“Best Buy Treadmill” Award Winner by Treadmill Doctor

KEY FEATURES

  • Display: Multi-color LCD
  • Audio Center: Speakers & Headphone Plug-in
  • Speed: .5 – 12 MPH
  • Incline: 15 Levels
  • Deck: 20″ Wide x 56″ Long
  • USB Compatible to store workout information
  • Intelli-Key™ Soft Touch Keys
  • Max User Weight: 350 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 70″ L x 33″ W x 54″ H


RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Motor: Lifetime
  • Parts: 5 Years
  • Labor: 1 Year


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Life Fitness Platinum Club Series Treadmill w/ Discover Tablet

by on March 23rd, 2016

The Platinum Club Series Treadmill is available with either the Discover™ SE or SI Tablet Console, both of which redefine the home workout experience.

KEY FEATURES

  • Discover SE Tablet Console: 19″ LCD Touch Screen with integrated TV, Apple and Android Compatible , Internet Connectivity, Interactive Courses and LFconnect accessibility
  • Workout Programs: 20
  • FlexDeck® Shock Absorption System: 8 Lifespring™ shock absorbers
  • Wireless Heart Rate Chest Strap & Lifepulse™ digital heart rate monitoring hand sensors.
  • Speed Range 0.5-12 mph (0.8-19 kph).
  • Rollers 3.5″ (9 cm)precision crowned steel rollers, front and back.
  • Elevation 0%-15%
  • Dimensions: 80″ L x 37″ W x 62.25″ H


RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame, Motor, & Lifespring shock absorbers: Lifetime
  • Electrical & Mechanical Components: 10 Years
  • Labor: 1 Year



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Life Fitness Platinum Club Series Treadmill w/ 19in Discovery SE Tablet Console