Incline walking can not only burn fat, but it helps you build lean muscle throughout your body. It can be done at home, if you have a treadmill, or on a nearby hill. You do not need a gym in order to incline walk and you can do it in any weather and any time of day.
Let’s go over 5 benefits of incline walking.
Reduced Injury Risk
Walking on an incline reduces the stress that is put on your joints. Additionally, incline walking provides a stretch through your Achilles tendons and calves, which can help if you have any foot problems. So, you will be walking while putting less stress on your joints, giving you the ultimate workout.
When you walk on an incline, you may find you walk for longer. In doing so, your lungs, heart, and brain become more conditioned and stronger. Additionally, your calves and upper thighs will be able to move faster and walk longer due to the increase in stamina. Your body will thank you in the future.
When you walk on an incline, you are increasing the intensity of your workout. Therefore, your body is working much harder to keep moving. As a result, you burn more calories during your workout. Keep in mind that the level of incline and speed can affect how many extra calories your burn in comparison to walking on a flat surface.
When you walk on an incline, notice how your calves may be working a bit harder? This workout increases leg muscle activation, which works the muscles in your calves, hamstrings and glutes more than walking on an incline. Your legs can become very lean from incline walking as your muscles are worked and stretched.
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