6 HIIT Treadmill Workouts

by Hillary on December 6, 2011

Morning! Happy Running Tuesday.

Now that it’s the 6th day of December, that means the November-long Holiday HIIT Challenge is officially over. I set the goal to add HIIT workouts to my exercise regimen 2-3x/week for the whole month of November. I wanted to spice up my gym routine with something new, and in all honesty, I wanted to avoid the winter weight gain with intense, fat-burning exercise… and get ripped!

If we’re DailyMile friends, you may have noticed I didn’t meet my goal of 8-12 HIIT workouts in November. In fact, just 6 of my workouts included HIIT (treadmill) workouts. #EPICFAIL

Though I’m not proud of my weak attempt, I decided not to be too hard on myself, allow my body to beat my cruddy cold, and focus on what I did and can do.

I didn’t incorporate enough HIIT workouts to see distinct physical changes, but here’s what I did discover from my mini trial run:

Positives:
  • The workouts are quick ‘n’ dirty
  • You don’t run into dreadmill boredom
  • You’ll find your inner speed demon
Negatives:
  • Increased speed/intensity = knee pain
  • Increased hunger – hello, metabolism!

If you want to HIIT in hard this holiday season, give one or all of these sweaty treadmill runs a try.

6 HIIT Treadmill Workouts

 

How are you sweating out the holiday sugar today?

See ya!

Hill

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Allison December 6, 2011 at 7:11 am

A HIIT workout sounds like a sweatastic time, ha! I really should try it myself – I’m getting bored of the usual treadmill/elliptical/bike routine…

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes December 6, 2011 at 7:51 am

Woah! Sounds like quite the workout! I like it!

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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather December 6, 2011 at 7:53 am

HIIT workouts are the best! Way to knock out 6 of them! And I’ve totally fallen off the DailyMile posting wagon… my friends probably think I’m not working out anymore, but I am!

Have a great Tuesday!!

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Caroline December 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Way to still top off six of the workouts! I have knee pain when I try to run faster too : ( I try to work up speed verrrry gradually over time.

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn December 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I love love love HIIT. It is seriously SO quick and dirty, and you are in and out and things stay interesting. I’m incorporating more weight training and running!

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Lauren @ WWoB December 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

God, I love intervals and weight training. I bookmarked this post because I love all of those workouts! Right up my alley. Thanks girrlll.

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Shireen April 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I just came across this post looking for some treadmill HIIT workouts, & I’d love to try some of yours out, but I don’t understand the breakdown of each workout. The ‘//’ ‘@’ and the ‘repeats’ are confusing me. I’m sure it’s just me! Would you mind helping me to better understand? Thank you!

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Hillary May 5, 2012 at 11:33 am

Sure!

Workout 1: You would run for 1 minute @ 7.2mph, followed by 1 minute @ 8.2mph and then repeat before moving onto the next set. I just use the slashes to show different speeds and/or inclines.

Let me know if you give any of the runs a try :)

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Caleb Wechsler August 28, 2012 at 1:37 am

Great article…

Was wondering about the intervals though… You go from an 8.2 mph run to a 7.4mph jog… This interval seems very close together?

Mine is as follows, but I want to know if my intervals are too far apart?
30 min:
1 min walk: 3.8mph (5% grade)
1 min jog: 7.5mph (5% grade)
1 min run: 10mph (5% grade)

I do this 10x.

Tell me your thoughts as I’ve been looking for a solid answer for a good HIIT treadmill routine :)

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Hillary Staley September 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Hi! Quick question…for each of the 6 HIIT workouts, how long do you suggest doing each workout before moving onto the next HIIT workout? In other words, how many days/times do you recommend doing HIIT workout #1 before moving on to HIIT workout #2?

Thank you!!

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Hillary September 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Hi Hillary (nice name!),

The 6 HIIT workouts are in no particular order. In other words they aren’t listed easiest to hardest, or shortest to longest. I would suggest doing HIIT 2-3x/week for optimal results.

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Jonathan Miles September 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

These seem a bit long for HIIT workouts. Isn’t 10-20 minutes usually enough?

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Hillary September 21, 2012 at 8:24 am

Yes, that’s correct. Perhaps I should have just labeled them interval workouts. Nonetheless, intervals & HIIT are both excellent fat burners.

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Tara Mulvey April 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Question about HIIT It Hard. Is it all at .5 incline except for the last?

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Hillary April 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Yep, you’ve got it! Sorry that wasn’t more clear.

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