This Speedwork Will Kick Your Treadmill Workout Into High Gear

Rev up your metabolism with these 400 metre and 200 metre sprints

Naomi Nazario |

Change up your treadmill workout with this challenge from Sean Garner, fitness instructor at Anatomy 1221 in Miami, Florida. If you have access to a track you can also perform this outside (1 lap typically equals 400 metres).

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Incorporating speedwork like this into your regular workout routine improves your stride, works your fast-twitch muscles, strengthens your cardiovascular system, and builds your overall fitness quickly. This will help make your longer runs or everyday workouts a whole lot easier.

Give yourself a few days to recover from this type of workout, especially if you’re just getting started, since speedwork can be a bit hard on your joints.

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Directions: Perform the exercises below in the order listed, or watch the video above.
1. 400 metre sprint, 1 minute rest.
2. 200 metre sprint, 1 minute rest.
3. 400 metre sprint, 1 minute rest.
4. 200 metre sprint, 1 minute rest.
5. 400 metre sprint.

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This challenge will test your conditioning and mental fortitude while ramping up your metabolism as well. Track your times to see if you can beat yourself in the future.

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