FitTok fans have most definitely heard about the incline walking routine that went viral. This trendy fitness craze known as the “12-3-30” workout demands you to go on a treadmill and take fast steps on an incline. However, does incline walking help you burn more weight than ordinary cardio? We spoke with an expert and got the inside scoop.
What exactly is the crazed incline walking workout?
Lauren Giraldo, a TikTok influencer, devised the viral incline treadmill exercise, which has received over 2.8 million likes. In the beginning of her video, she bragged about its weight reduction effects, adding, “I used to weigh 30 pounds more than I do today. I’ve been able to maintain my weight loss for nearly two years now, and I’m going to show you how.”
Giraldo stated that she does not diet or manage calories and added, “All you really need is a treadmill. You place it on an inclination of 12, at a speed of three, and for 30 minutes, as many times a week as you can. It takes me roughly five minutes.”
Is the viral incline walking workout more effective than conventional cardio in terms of weight loss?
There’s no denying that walking on an elevation adds a new level of difficulty to your regular walk. “Any training programme needs a stressor (incline and time) to allow the body the chance to adjust (weight reduction),” says Matt Morris, master trainer and programming manager, NASM-CPT at Burn Boot Camp.
According to MyFitnessPal, doing any type of incline walking, whether outdoors or on a treadmill, can help you burn more calories and raise your heart rate. But there’s a catch: Morries does not advocate uphill walking if you are just beginning your fitness adventure. Strides should be done on a flat trail or road, or on a treadmill with no slope. Morris claims that doing this on a regular basis can help you lose weight.