Who is #treadLIFT NOT for?
Frequently Asked Questions about #treadLIFT
What if I don’t have access to a treadmill (or hate the treadmill)?
The workouts are all build in timed segments, so you can do this with any piece of cardio equipment. Simply trade out the running/walking for anything you do have access to. Though the workouts are not individually tailored to other machines, you can easily do the “sprinting” sections on anything. If it calls for an incline, increase your resistance. If it calls for a flat sprint, increase your speed at a lower resistance, for example.
What if I have bad knees and need something lower impact?
See response above. The interval segments can be done on any machine that suits your needs, such as the bike, the elliptical, the rower and even just walking on the treadmill. Listen to your body (you know it better than I do!) and stay safe and work with where you are, no expectations! There are also several incline walking workouts included in #treadLIFT. As for the weight training movements, for any jumping motion (plyometrics), I have offered an alternative.
What format do the workouts come in?
All of the workouts are delivered via easy print-and-go PDF with accompanying photos for all lifting movements. There are no full-length videos or audios for each workout, only video tutorials for how to use the treadmill, how to get on and off during a workout, and how to rest while it’s still going, etc.–safety stuff!
What equipment do I need?
You’ll need access to a treadmill (or other cardio equipment or a stretch of outdoor running space around 200 meters or half way around the track) and at the very least, a set of moderate weight dumbbells. Ideally I’d like you to have 2 sets of dumbbells: one heavier (15-25 lbs) and one lighter (8-15 lbs). A bench is optional. You can always use an ottoman, the floor or a chair for any sitting movements.
Am I fit enough? It sounds intense!
You’re right, the program is challenging and was designed with intermediate to advanced exercisers in mind. The reason is not to exclude, so much as I want you have to have something to work toward. I expect 90% of people to not be able to do the workouts exactly as is. That’s by design. I want you to honor your body and adjust as needed for you. Most will be able to do the weight lifting sections just fine, but the treadmill portions are extremely challenging (and meant to be). But don’t make this one more way you’re not good enough 😉 It’s not! Instead, see it as an opportunity to learn your body, honor your process, work toward a goal and stay consistent!
Is there a lot of getting on and off the treadmill? My gym is not set up to facilitate that.
Some of the workouts (BURN) are structured so you might be doing something on the treadmill, hopping off for a minute or two do to a lift and then getting back on. About 80% of the BURN workouts are like this. The BUILD workouts are separate: 10 mins on the tread + 20 min of lifting. And the BOOST workouts are separate: 20 mins on the tread + 10 min of lifting.
How long will I have access to these workouts?
You have access to the #treadLIFT membership portal forever.
What if I am currently doing another program?
The programming for #treadLIFT is 3-4 days a week, depending on your goal. It is designed so that you don’t have to do anything else on your “off” days, except some light leisure walking if you want. The reason being, these workouts are intense! And I don’t want you overtraining, and I want you rested up enough to get up the next day and train well again. Don’t make the mistake of doing too much. If you are currently doing a high-volume training program, then maybe sprinkle in one #treadLIFT workout a week to get the hang of them, and then when you are done with your current regimen, you can do #treadLIFT as is it written.
I use the metric system. Can I follow these workouts?
All the treadmill portions are written in both MPH and KPH.
I am a runner, will I like this?
I don’t know, ha! But I am pretty sure you will–or at least, you will love the results you get from it. I am a huge fan of helping the body stay responsive through a strategic implementation of both intensity and rest. You can’t have the former without the latter. And these workouts are probably shorter than you’re used to. But they will certainly be more intense in a breathless and burning kind of way. I recommend starting with 1-2 #treadLIFT workouts a week while continuing your longer runs, and then maybe switching to all #treadLIFT eventually, for best results.
Is there any coaching that goes along with this?
There is not. This program is a DIY. It’s a practice in YOU learning your body, listening to it and implementing workouts that will challenge it to change. The fact that it’s DIY also means that I have tried my best to think of every single little thing that might come up for you while doing #treadLIFT, and preemptively added it to the membership portal. If there are additional bonuses or content that needs clarification, I will be adding that to the portal. However, there is no ongoing coaching access to me, but the value of the program ($1000) is literally multiple times the price ($47).
Upon purchase, within seconds, you will receive your receipt via email (be sure to check your Junk email folder), and there will be a Download or Access button for you to click. You’ll be re-routed to a Thank You page that will provide access to an online membership portal. You will log in with a username and password and access the workouts, the video tutorials, all the overview information, photos for the exercises and the suggested 12-week programming schedules for BURN, BUILD and BOOST workouts (36 total weeks of programming). Questions? Email me!