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Pump Up the Incline Like Jennifer Aniston

Always-in-shape Jennifer Aniston doesn't stay slim by thinking about fitness — she works for it. A source told Us Weekly, "She's obsessed with staying fit and young." The 41-year-old has been shooting her latest movie Just Go With It, and in order to feel confident wearing a bikini on the set, she hits the Four Seasons gym every day for at least an hour, and sometimes more. A guest at the hotel said, "I saw her on the treadmill, and it was angled all the way up."

Jen knows how to maximize her time on the treadmill. Cranking the incline helps you burn more calories than if you keep the machine set to a zero grade. After a 30-minute workout at a 10-minute-per-mile pace, you'll burn 270 calories with no incline, 363 with a five percent incline, 420 with a 10 percent incline, and 482 with a 15 percent incline (crazy steep, I know). Not only will you burn an extra 100 calories or more, but the steep slope also helps tone your tush, thighs, and calves, problem areas for many women. It'll also build strength and endurance, so when you run outside on flatter surfaces, you'll move faster and with more ease. The next time you're hitting the treadmill, add a little uphill action to your walking or running workout. Not a fan of the gym? Then opt for hills outside or go hiking.

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cheyn1 cheyn1 6 years
I love Jennifer Aniston! She is so inspiring! I try to run at inclines but usually give up and speed walk my inclines and run my flats.
jaxsprat jaxsprat 7 years
I have yet to master an incline, but I keep trying.
kviddles kviddles 7 years
I've always ran indoors when it's cold out and outside when it's nice (sunset). When I use the treadmill, I'll set the incline to 13 at 3.5. I'll decline 1 and increase the speed for 15-20 min. Start jogging at an incline of 2 at 6.3 for 5 min, then 0 incline and increase .2 every 5 min; depending on how I feel, I'll do that for 45min to an hour. Running uphill outside is a different story. I start out running down hill two miles out, finishing those two miles back and up.. feels like four back!! I love it more than running indoors!
clearskies clearskies 7 years
@flowergirl Anything that doesn't engage the calves would be fine. If you use the stairmill being sure to step flat footed would utilize your hamstrings more. But from experience I find it really hard to make ANYTHING on my legs less muscular. I don't do heavy squats or lunges and I will rarely use the bike so that my thighs don't get out of hand muscular...oh and I'm not a trainer just going by what I've learned from others...
krystalmak krystalmak 7 years
WOW that's too insane. No wonder she looks the way she does. I guess I need to change my workout.
deanna024 deanna024 7 years
A 10-minute mile pace? That's 6 mph, that's a pretty serious running pace to hold for 30 minutes already, let alone uphill.
flowergirl flowergirl 7 years
I'm afraid to overdo it with the incline/resistance because my calves are disproportionately muscular as it is. What kind of workouts will NOT build up my calves.. anyone know?
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I do this a lot when I walk on the treadmill. I put the incline at 9 or 10 and hike uphill for a while. It's a great workout!
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