Walking on an incline will increase the calories burned per session.
Walking on a treadmill with an incline increases your heart rate, without the need of changing your walking speed. This means improved fitness and more use of your muscles. Since muscle burns more calories than fat, increasing your muscle will speed up weight loss. Walking on an incline also burns more calories compared to walking without an incline. In fact, at a pace of 3 mph, with a 5.0 incline, you will burn 64 percent more calories than you would without the incline. Lose 20 pounds on a treadmill walking uphill by sticking to a regular treadmill program.
Warm up by walking without an incline for five to 10 minutes. Swing your left arm at the same time as your left leg, rather than your right arm with your left leg. This will burn 26 percent more calories, according to a study at the University of Michigan.
Walk on the treadmill with an incline for 24 minutes at a pace of 3.5 to 5 mph. Start with an incline of 3.5 percent for the first five minutes. Every two minutes change the incline. Start with a 10 percent incline, followed by 6 percent, 10 percent, 7 percent, 12 percent, 10 percent and 12 percent, in that order. End with an incline of 4 percent for five minutes. Work your way up to doubling the workout for a total of 48 minutes by adding an additional two minutes every week. Add the corresponding incline percentages in order as you increase your time.
Cool down by walking without an incline for five to 10 minutes. Repeat the treadmill workout at least three times per week to see results.
Multiply 2.72 by your weight in pounds. The result shows approximately how many calories you will burn in one hour from walking uphill at 3.5 mph. For example, if you weigh 170 lbs. you will burn 462.4 calories per hour walking uphill. So, in 24 minutes, you will burn approximately 185 calories. Increase the amount of time you spend on the treadmill each day, or add additional workout days to burn more calories and lose weight faster.
Reduce your calorie intake to speed up your weight loss. In order to lose one to two pounds per week, you have to burn 500 more calories than you consume every day. Reduce your diet by 500 calories every day to help with your weight loss goals. In about 10 to 20 weeks, you should be able to lose 20 pounds.
Perform the workout at least three times per week to see results.
Talk to your doctor before beginning a weight loss program.