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Mountain Hike Treadmill Workout

The Butt-Sculpting Hiking Workout You Can Do Inside

Maybe you don't live close to the mountains for an actual hike, but you can try and fake it at the gym with this treadmill mountain routine. Try to visualize yourself actually climbing up the mountain, getting to the peak, and then heading back down.

Time Speed Incline
00:00 — 05:00 2.0 0.5%
05:00 — 07:00 3.0 — 3.5 2%
07:00 — 09:00 3.0 — 3.5 4%
09:00 — 11:00 3.0 — 3.5 6%
11:00 — 13:00 3.0 — 3.5 8%
13:00 — 15:00 3.0 — 3.5 10%
15:00 — 17:00 3.0 — 3.5 12%
17:00 — 19:00 3.0 — 3.5 14%
19:00 — 20:00 3.5 — 4.0 15%
20:00 — 22:00 3.0 —3.5 14%
22:00 — 24:00 3.0 —3.5 12%
24:00 — 26:00 3.0 —3.5 10%
26:00 — 28:00 3.0 —3.5 8%
28:00 — 30:00 3.0 —3.5 6%
30:00 — 32:00 3.0 —3.5 4%
32:00 — 34:00 3.0 —3.5 2%
34:00 — 40:00 2.0 0.5
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Fitness Fitness 9 years
backinskinnyjeans, you crack me up! I am so glad you tried it and it's great that you modified the workout too! You raise a good point that if a routine is too hard for you, all you have to do is change the incline and/or speed. You go Girl :)
backnskinnyjeans backnskinnyjeans 9 years
I was excited to see this workout, so I went to the gym and did it. Actually, tried to do it. I had to modify it because the 10-15% incline levels at 3.0 was just too tough for me, and I'm in decent shape. 3.0 may seem slow, but when you add 14% incline Yikes! I lowered it to 2.5-2.7 during that phase. It was an awesome workout and I most definitely felt it all up and down my backside. I recommended it to my readers.My 2 cents, this current form is for someone with advanced beginner to intermediate level of fitness especially for the high incline levels. If interested, I modified it to make it a bit more beginner friendly, http://www.backinskinnyjeans.com/2007/06/over-at-fitsuga.html
poetess poetess 9 years
My treadmill uses too much electricity but I wouldn't mind trying this at the gym.
Neural Neural 9 years
Girrly007-- that would suck! I am lucky, I know. I have friends with bad allergies and I wouldn't wish that on anyone!
Girrly007 Girrly007 9 years
I totally agree with you, Neutral, but some of us (like me) have such severe allergies and asthma that we can't enjoy a hike or exercise outside. Until they find a cure for allergies, I'm stuck on the treadmill...
Neural Neural 9 years
I'm sure it's a good workout, but actual hiking is so much more pleasant since you can look at nature and feel the breeze and sun, etc. I could never psych myself into believing a treadmill workout was hiking. I'd do this to train for some hiking, though.
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