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Calories Burned on Treadmill With Incline

How Many Extra Calories Incline Really Burns

Pumping up the incline on the treadmill not only tones your tush and legs, increases your endurance, and can help improve your speed, but also burns crazy calories — significantly more than with no incline. Need a little more proof? Check out the chart below for some inspiring numbers.

*All calculations are based on a 130-pound woman.

Pace (minutes per mile) Calories burned in 30 min at 0% incline Calories burned in 30 min at 5% incline Calories burned in 30 min at 10% incline Calories burned in 30 min at 15% incline
7 (8.5 mph)
8 (7.5 mph)
9 (6.6 mph)
10 (6 mph)
11 (5.5 mph)
12 (5 mph)
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Heather15149529 Heather15149529 1 year
I can't run but I do walk on the treadmill. I go from speeds 3.2 - 3.5 and incline of 2-5. I vary it up every 2 minutes.
elysemckenna elysemckenna 3 years
I usually always run on an incline on my treadmill. It's different for all people. If you have trouble running on incline, at the same speed you regularly run without an incline, than lower your speed. Simple. Do what works for you. Running on incline, would be similar to running up a mountain. (which my husband and I do a lot & is extremely healthy for you). If you were told not to run on an incline, you shouldn't. This is an article off of that will teach you how to calculate treadmill incline as a percentage:
carmenxox carmenxox 4 years
I'd like to meet this person who can run a 7 min mile for 30 mins straight on a 15% incline... yeah okay there.
Asche Asche 4 years
@et moi Not sure either. If I set my treadmill to level 5, I'm actually running at a 10%+ incline.
et-moi et-moi 4 years
I love to run at a slight incline on the treadmill. But I'm confused: how does 5% translate to a treadmill? What number would that be?
TiVo TiVo 4 years
Thanks for this! I had been wondering what the burn difference actually was. Gotta love high-intensity hill training! :)
Mariposafit Mariposafit 4 years
On incline really burns: mind if I ask whom wrote that article? Running on incline is absolutely no good for your knees. Fast walk is ok. I teared a ligament and i was warned NOT to run on incline but I didnt listen. Took me months of recovery and i was lucky i didnt go under the knife. I cant agree on this article. Thats my 2 cents. Hope it helps.
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