Try These Three Indoor Training Sessions

Womens Running Summer

If you’re not able to get outside for a run right now – and you’re not alone in this – we’ve put together some of the best workouts to do from the comfort of your own home.

Treadmill running

Treadmill running is a safe alternative when circumstances make running outside more difficult. It’s better to run on the treadmill than suffer an injury. Although you don’t have the beautiful scenery of the great outdoors, research does suggest that setting the treadmill to a 1% incline reflects the similar demands to outdoor running. Keep it interesting by experimenting with different paces and gradients.

Cross Training

Fancy a change from the treadmill? Cross training is a great way of adding extra training to your schedule without risking injury, while also offering welcome respite from the pounding of the streets. There are also other low-impact machines you could try such as the indoor rower, spin bike or the step machine.

HIIT Session

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is said to be one of the best ways to maximise your workout, helping you burn more calories and fat than traditional cardio, and in less time. It involves short bursts of high intensity exercise, followed by slower recovery or rest periods.

Intervals can be quick, in the seconds, such as 10 seconds at high intensity followed by 20 at low intensity, or longer such as 1 minute high intensity and 2 minutes low. Even better, you can do it anywhere – whether you’re on the cross trainer at the gym, or running outside – and apply it to a variety of workouts (running, cycling, jumping rope, strength exercises).

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