25-Minute HIIT Incline Treadmill Workout with Chyna Johnson

Fitness trainer Chyna Johnson warming up on the Orbit StarStrider SS450 incline treadmill

Are you looking for a new way to challenge yourself, push your limits, and improve your fitness in less time? This incline treadmill workout, demonstrated by PT Chyna Johnson, incorporates high intensity interval training that takes your fitness to the next level.

If you want to increase your cardiovascular fitness and build muscle, the 25-minute HIIT incline treadmill workout is a must.

Breaking Down the 25-Minute HIIT Incline Treadmill Workout

This 25-minute cardio workout can help you increase your endurance, strength, and speed. 

It begins with a 5-minute walking warm-up and ends with a 5-minute walk for recovery.

In between, you'll be doing one and two minute intervals of walking, jogging, fast jogging, and sprinting at different inclines.

Here’s the workout program:

1. 5 Min. Warm-up

Incline = 0,  Speed = Walk

2. 2 Min. Interval

Incline = 5, Speed = Jog

3. 1 Min. Recovery

Incline = 2, Speed = Walk

4. 2 Min. Interval

Incline = 7, Speed = Fast Jog

5. 1 Min. Recovery

Incline = 2, Speed = Walk

6. 2 Min. Interval

Incline = 9, Speed = Fast Jog

7. 1 Min. Recovery

Incline = 2, Speed = Walk

8. 2 Min. Interval

Incline = 11, Speed = Sprint

9. 2 Min. Recovery

Incline = 2, Speed = Walk

10. 2 Min. Interval

Incline = 12, Speed = Sprint

11. 5 Min. Recovery

Incline = 2,  Speed = Walk

This workout is highly effective because it gives you all the advantages of both incline workouts and interval training in one cardio session.

Unfamiliar with incline workouts and interval training? Learn more about how these proven methods can improve your performance and results.

The Benefits of Incline Treadmill Workouts

Incline treadmill workouts are an excellent way to build leg strength and improve cardio fitness from the comfort of your own home.

Raising the incline on a treadmill allows you to simulate hiking or running uphill. Inclines are more challenging for your body than walking on a flat surface, as you're fighting gravity with each step.

In fact, some studies have found incline walking to be nearly equivalent to running without an incline. 

The added effort can make your workouts tougher and more rewarding. You can burn more calories, improve your balance, and strengthen your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves. 

The 25-minute HIIT incline treadmill workout can give you these results, as it varies the incline between 0 (when warming up) to 12 for a short sprint.

If you're doing your own incline workout, aim to maintain a steady pace and good form throughout. To make your workout more challenging, consider incorporating some intervals!

The added effort can make your workouts tougher and more rewarding. You can burn more calories, improve your balance, and strengthen your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves. 

The 25-minute HIIT incline treadmill workout can give you these results, as it varies the incline between 0 (when warming up) to 12 for a short sprint.

If you're doing your own incline workout, aim to maintain a steady pace and good form throughout. To make your workout more challenging, consider incorporating some intervals!

Why You Should Try Interval Training

Interval workouts are a powerful training method that can help you improve your cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and fat-burning potential. Interval training involves alternating periods of high-intensity exercise (HIIT) with short periods of rest or moderate exercise.

These periods of rest create an oxygen debt in your body, triggering metabolic adaptations

Inducing metabolic adaptations with interval training can increase your stamina and help you burn more calories in less time. This is very beneficial to people who feel they're too busy to make fitness a priority.

Evidence shows that lack of time is a partial cause of physical inactivity around the world.

HIIT workouts are short and often more enjoyable (due to variety) than other workouts while still being appropriately challenging. 

Interval training is a great way to get the most out of your workout, especially when you're on a treadmill. Some people find treadmills a bit boring — introducing interval training is an easy way to keep things interesting!

Treadmills make incorporating intervals simple, as you can adjust the speed and incline with the press of a button.

We talk more about HIIT workouts in our post titled How to Get Fit Fast: 7 Ways to Quick Results.

The 25-Minute HIIT vs the 12-3-30 workout

In 2019, health and beauty influencer Lauren Giraldo shared a video of the 12-3-30 workout. The fitness routine has remained popular ever since. There are similarities between the 12-3-30 and the 25-minute HIIT workout demonstrated by Chyna Johnson, namely the use of an incline to build cardio and leg strength.

That said, the workouts are actually quite different. The 12-3-30 involves a 5 to 10-minute walking warm-up, after which you'll be walking at a 12% incline for 30 minutes at a pace of 3 miles per hour.

The 25-minute HIIT routine has more variety, as the intervals allow you more time to recover. This workout has you walking, jogging, and sprinting at different times rather than just running. 

It's important to note that an incline of 12% is rather high for the average person. The 25-minute HIIT only has one interval at a 12% incline — a 2-minute sprint.

All to say, both workouts can be challenging, but the 25-minute HIIT offers more variety and gives you the benefits of interval training.

If you're new to working out, there's nothing wrong with modifying either of these workouts to suit your abilities and fitness level.

Create Your Own Interval Treadmill Workout

With the right treadmill, you can easily create your own interval workout. You can start with a warm-up of 5-10 minutes at a moderate pace, and then do a set of high-intensity intervals followed by a set of low-intensity intervals or rest.

For example, you could do two minutes of jogging followed by one minute of walking. Repeat this pattern 3-5 times and then cool down with another 5-10 minutes of walking.

Over time, you can increase the duration and intensity to suit your fitness level. Don't forget to use inclines for a more challenging workout!

Test Your Limits With the Right Treadmill - Orbit StarStrider SS450

Chyna Johnson using the touch screen to set up her HIIT incline treadmill workout

Get more out of every cardio session with a treadmill that can keep up with you. In our 25-minute HIIT incline treadmill workout, PT Chyna Johnson is using the StarStrider SS450 Treadmill. The star quality of this sleek treadmill is its 1.5HP DC brushless motor, which offers friction-free power, low noise, and low maintenance.

With a StarStrider SS450, you can enjoy several features:

  • Arrives completely assembled and folds flat for easy storage
  • Has left and right-hand contact heart monitors
  • Offers a user-friendly touch console with real-time updates
  • Holds tablets and other smart devices with a shelf and spring-loaded holder

This reliable treadmill also has Bluetooth speakers and preset exercise programs, along with a safety key and tether to ensure it automatically stops if you move too far from the console.

With free shipping to metro capital cities Australia-wide for a limited time, ordering one of our StarStrider SS450 treadmills couldn't be easier.

A side view photo of the Orbit StarStrider SS450 treadmill

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If you have any questions about our treadmills or have any questions about cardio workouts or interval training, please don't hesitate to email us or call us on 1300 13 42 13.

We'd be happy to help you.

Published on 07/08/2023

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