Is running uphill at an incline a training practice that you love or one that you love to hate? Before you shy away from this run, we want you to understand why running at an incline is beneficial.
Running at an incline can help increase your strength, speed, and confidence in running. And if we are going to be honest, it helps you beat the boredom of straight treadmill running. When you run outdoors, you are never running on a flat road. Outdoor running provides you with resistance and obstacles under your feet, encouraging you to recruit more muscle groups throughout your body.
So just like when you run outdoors, when you are training on a treadmill, it’s encouraged to switch up your runs by training with incline. When you run at an incline, both outdoors or on a treadmill, it helps to recruit muscles in the back side of your body such as the calves, hamstrings, glutes, and you’ll also feel your quads.
Not only are you building muscular strength throughout your body, but you are also going to build your cardiovascular endurance by running at an incline. You may notice that as we make our way up this hill with trainer Tish Watson, your heart rate is going to deepen and you’ll feel your breathing intensify. You can expect to not only have fun with this incline run, but to build strength and confidence in yourself!
What To Expect In This Workout:
- – Warm-Up – Used to prepare the body for work
- – Block 1 – 5 Minutes
- – Block 2 – 5 Minutes
- – Block 3 – 5 Minutes
- – BONUS Round – You’ll have to do the run to see what this bonus round is all about!
- – Cool Down
Come challenge yourself and build confidence as trainer Tish Watson leads you through this inspiring interval run!
To properly cool down your muscles after this incline run, add on this 10-Minute Foam Rolling Session. After climbing uphill during this run, you will want to properly stretch your muscles and spend a little extra time rolling out the muscles in your lower body. Specifically take the foam roller to your hamstrings, calves, and you may even want to grab a tennis ball and massage your feet! Happy Running Team!