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If you’re like most people, you end up having to use a treadmill quite a bit more than you want to. It’s just a given that it’s much more convenient. The weather doesn’t always cooperate. You live where you can’t get to trails or safe places to exercise. You are traveling for work or other obligations.

Face it. You end up on a treadmill way more than you actually want to.

For most of us, running on the treadmill isn’t going to work out the way we want it to. In order to make any progress in fitness or losing weight, you’d have to go a lot faster than you are able to safely.
If you go slow enough that you can safely use the treadmill, or avoid injury or chronic pain, you don’t make any progress. How do we get around that?

What if you increased the load while simply walking at an incline?

A study has shown that increasing the load, even by 5 or 10 percent of your body-weight, in the form of a vest or weighted backpack, while increasing the angle of the treadmill, even as little as 5 or 10 percent inclination, as a serious impact on the efficiency of your workout. In other words, even walking at a moderately slow speed, with only 10 to 20 pounds of extra weight, at a gentle incline on the treadmill, is among the most effective, yet simple workouts you should do.

How do you even begin this simple effective training method?

When many people first think of what this means, and how to do it, their minds are blown. Seriously. Weighted backpack training for cardio is actually quite simple. I’ve recommended it to several dozens, possibly hundreds of people over the years. Yet only experienced mountain climbers and hikers are able to wrap their heads fully around the idea of training with a weighted backpack.

The simple guide that points you in the right direction:

That’s why I wrote “Rucking Simple Treadmill Training Guide” for them. In it, we go from zero skills to accomplished rucker (slang for backpack walker) in a week or less. You get the full rundown on what rucking is, what types of backpacks are best, and what kind of weight you should add to your pack.

You also get the scoop on how to safely use and set up your treadmill for incline walking. Add in a couple of very basic workout goals, and you’re set. If you need more, register for the emails and I’ll hook you up with new weighted backpack challenges, training program printables, training logs, all the goodies coming up quickly. Please don’t miss them.

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ABOUT: The Rucking Simple Treadmill Training Guide

This short guide answers the question: How do I begin to train cardio with a weighted backpack on an inclined treadmill?

Who needs this book? You need this book if you need a super effective low impact cardio workout you can do daily.

Walking on an incline with a weighted backpack is scientifically proven to boost fat burning with a simple to follow low impact training program. This simple guide provides the basics necessary to take your training to a new level without overwhelming you with complicated training protocols. 

If you’ve been dreading the treadmill, don’t see the success you desperately desire, keep getting injured when trying to run on the treadmill, this simple guide is for you. Without complicated charts, or training programs, it’s the easiest way to get into the groove and start seeing success.

Check the appendix for links to additional materials mentioned in the guide, including a getting started program, bonus explanatory videos, and more.

*Rucking is a common slang term for simply walking with a backpack.


Author Bio:

About the Author:

Charles Miske is a fitness enthusiast living in Utah where the mountains are right outside the door for hiking, backpacking, mountain bike riding and snowshoeing. He is a certified mountain bike coach working with a local high school team and has been a certified personal trainer. He has participated and placed in international mountain running races.

He is an Amazon Best-Selling Author with his most popular book “Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging” being the precursor to this work. He also has online training programs and workshops based on that book and this one as well.

Be sure to register your purchase at the link given in the guide, and receive several bonuses, and updates as to upcoming training workshops, challenges, and free training programs as they become available.

Photo above: Charles wearing 80 liter backpack loaded with 30 lb, heading to the treadmill for a training session.

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