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45-Minute Walking Workouts That Build Your Strength & Endurance

For both the tread and the track.

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Walking may seem like a chill physical activity — but it’s actually a versatile fitness modality that can kick your butt. It can be spiced up with intervals, speed work, hills... the list goes on. Here, trainers share 45-minute walking workouts that bring a serious sweat.

For The Treadmill

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the.1method founder Anthony Crouchelli’s Beginner Hills

- 5 min, 4 mph, 4% incline

- 5 min, 4.5 mph, 3% incline

- 5 min, 5 mph, 2% incline

- 5 min, 4.5 mph, 1% incline

- 5 min, 4 mph, 2% incline

- 5 min, 4.5 mph, 3% incline

- 5 min, 5 mph, 4% incline

- 10 min, 4 mph, 5% incline

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Crouchelli’s Increasing Incline

- 10 min, 4 mph, 8% incline

- 5 min, 4.5 mph, 6% incline

- 10 min, 5.0 mph, 4% incline

- 5 min, 4.5 mph, 2% incline

- 5 min, 4 mph, 4% incline

- 5 min, 4.5 mph, 6% incline

- 5 min, 5 mph, 8% incline

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Crouchelli’s Steady Build

Increase your incline by .2 every 3 minutes while maintaining a steady pace.

- 3-min warm-up, 3 mph, 6% incline

- Keep your pace as you increase your hill all the way up to 9% incline. Adjust as needed.

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STRIDE’s Steve Stonehouse’s Speed Hills

- 5-min warm-up, 1% incline

- 2 min moderate pace, 4-7% incline

- 2 min, hard pace, 6-10% incline

- 2 min, all-out push, 10% incline

- 2 min, hard pace, 6-10% incline

- 1 min easy pace, 1% incline. Repeat block 3 times.

- 4 min, 1% incline

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Stonehouse’s Pyramid Walk

- 5-minute warm-up, easy pace, 1% incline

- Increase incline 1% every minute, maintain speed between 3 and 5 mph

- Repeat with decreasing incline, taking off 1% every minute. Repeat entire pyramid.

- 4-minute cooldown, easy pace, 1% incline

For The Outdoors

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Stonehouse’s Walk-Run Intervals

Not into running? Walk at an intense pace instead and alternate with a leisurely pace in one of these three workouts.

- Run 5 minutes / walk 4 minutes x 5

- Run 3 minutes / walk 2 minutes x 10

- Run 4 min / walk 2 minutes x 7 (+ 3-min cool-down)

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CycleBar Instructor David Robertson’s Strength Walk

- 4 min, moderate pace

- Alternating lunges for 1 min.

- 4 min, moderate pace

- Sideways step-squats for 30 sec. Repeat on other side.

- Repeat whole block 4 times

- 5-minute cooldown, easy pace

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Endurance Build From iFIT’s Jesse Corbin

- 3-5 min. warm-up: walk or jog at light pace

- 3 min speed walk or jog

- 1 min recovery, light pace

- 30-sec. speed burst

- 90-sec. recovery. Repeat for 5 rounds adding 30 seconds to each work interval.

- 3-5 min. cooldown walk

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Corbin’s Cardio + Strength Sesh

- 2-min warm-up

- 30 sec: forward lunges

- 1-2 min easy walk or jog

Workout:

- 2 min speedwalk or moderate jog

- 1 min lunges

- 2 min speedwalk or moderate jog

- 1 min walking lunges

- 1 min fast speedwalk or jog. Repeat 5 times.

- 2-3 min cooldown

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Onyx Trainer Jimmy Nicholas’ Walking Push

- 5 min warmup walk

- 5 min push

- 10 min pace walk

- 5 min push

- 2 min athletic walk: Throw in a jog, skips, high knees — something dynamic.

- 5 min push

- 5 min easy walk

- 5 min push

- 3 min easy walk

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