Max Incline on Treadmill

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  1. Steve says:

    And we’re willing to help kick your ass to ensure that loss!!!

    I can’t do the max incline w/o holding onto the treadmill as well…I’ve tried, but yeah, no.

    Any future challenges for the rest of us?

  2. Carolyn says:

    Awesome challenge!! What would you have done if you’d added 100 friends!! LOL

  3. BossyMommy says:

    Yay for Tyler! I need to get back on the tread and do some hills. I know it’s an awesome calorie burner. I’ve been stuck at the EXACT same weight for days now. Just won’t budge. Guess I need to change it up a little.

  4. Jill says:

    I am now the same weight + 1 lb. since I began Weight Watchers in July. So I quit WW. Not going to pay for something that isn’t working for me. I am going to try just making smart choices and using my head, and see how that goes. Imagine being the same weight, plus or minus 2 lbs. here and there, for 7 months straight.

    I admire and envy your determination. I wish we attended the same gym.

  5. Jerry says:

    I find it amazing that you can do the max incline man. I would be laying in the floor behind the machine slobbering and crying. LOL

    In the words of Big Black –

    DO WORK SON! lol

  6. Alan says:

    I’ve been at the same weight for over 6 months. Some of it was because I quit smoking in the middle of the weight loss and some was just poor decisions. I have started a routine now and hope to be back on the down-hill side soon.
    I had lost 150 pounds from June 2008-August 2009 and have been at a standstill since. I know it was a huge feat, but I am not happy with the progress of late.
    Good luck to you!

  7. James Trapani says:

    Since I’ve been following you I try to do your challenges once you post them. This morning I did a speed of 3.8 with an incline of 12 (my treadmill doesn’t go any higher) for 35 minutes. I did the incline of 12 for the whole time.

    Holy gosh! First time I ever did that and it kicked my butt. I definitely had to hold on for about 98% of the time.

    I feel GREAT though! Thanks for helping me stay motivated.

  8. Jerilyn says:

    Try running 5.5 mph at max incline. I like to do intervals while I’m running. I’ll run it for 2 minutes, back off to 4.0 mph, drop it to 10%, and repeat, drop it to 5% and repeat, increase it to 10% repeat, increase to 15% repeat. Five of those intervals and you’ve done 30 on the treadmill and burned a massive amount of calories.

  9. Jaclyn says:

    Hey Tyler the Tank,
    Check out my facebook page, I ran 13miles this morning. You said youre losing wait for me, well…Im running for you. Dont let me down! (cuz i fell at mile 10, but i got back up, bloody knee and all. i was determined) 🙂
    Resiliency check! You got this?

  10. Cat says:


    I just made the same decision! I lost 5 lbs at WW over 2 months. Now, having said that I didn’t exercise much, Christmas was in between there, etc, etc, etc. I can make all the excuses in the world. But bottom line, I have now brought my eating habits back to a healthy level that I can capable of monitoring. So long as I have a support system in place I am go to go and have just left WW. Really, having done LA Weight Loss (which was awesome!) and WW, it all boils down to getting yourself to eat better and exercise. There is no secret so why do “they” keep pretending there is???

    Good luck!

  11. Chad says:

    Great job on the treadmill – I’ll bet after last week, you’ll end up with a big loss this week!

  12. SandraLee says:

    Good job Tyler! You are DETERMINED to take that weight off, aren’t you? Ok, so I haven’t been going any higher than a level 7 incline on the treadmill, but after reading your post, I think I am going to try max incline today… at least for a few minutes. 😀

    By the way, love love LOVE your posts. I have been following you since last summer and losing weight with you. I am now down 91.2 pounds! Keep up the good work and keep on blogging!

  13. Kristin says:

    I am also losing weight for a wedding in April!!! 7.2 pounds in two weeks, with another weigh in for Week 3 tomorrow. Thanks for your inspiration.

  14. Coryad says:

    Good for you Tyler! I can’t run with the incline that high…. I’m impressed!! Keep it up 🙂

  15. Tyler says:

    What do you think I should do next? Maybe you guys should come up with a reasonable, but challenging next task.

  16. Jill says:

    You are at 218 lbs. right now….. so do 218 sit-ups without stopping, and have someone videotape it and then post it on here. I don’t know how much ab work you do, so 218 may or may not be challenging.

  17. Jill says:

    Alan – I understand your unhappiness with your present progress. That’s awesome that you’ve dropped 150 lbs. already, however. At least you have seen that you are capable of doing it. I am still waiting for the gratification of some weight loss that is more than 2-3 lbs. I only want to lose 30, maybe 40 lbs., so I know it will be slow (I had this thing about losing 30 lbs. before I turned 30, but since I turn 30 next month, that will not be happening). Congrats on quitting smoking, too – I know a lot of people who have struggled with that and can’t seem to kick the habit. Why don’t we add one more day of exercise to our week than usual (unless you already work out 7 days/week, LOL)? Maybe that will help us get out of our ruts.

    Cat – I know all about excuses; goodness gracious. One of the things I liked about WW (I just used their website) was food tracking. The recipes never seemed to turn out right, however, and I didn’t enjoy the forums as much as I thought I would. You’re right – eating better (and eating less) and exercise is key. And sticking with it…. which I am not so good at lately. 🙂 Good luck to you, too.

  18. I never thought about trying max incline but I like the idea – if I can get the Christmas stuff off the treadmill I’ll give it a shot!

  19. Tara says:

    Thanks for doing this for me Tyler! Just for you, I’m dedicating my first attempt at c25k week 4 day 1 (5 minute run) this coming Sunday to you and to everyone else that is on this life changing journey.


  20. That’s what I like to hear. Ten pounds be damned. You’ll take it off in no time.

    I bumped up to max incline last night for 2 minutes. Oh man, it was intense. How fast were you going?

    Do you run on the treadmill or just walk quickly. Also, do you pay much attention to your heart rate? I try to keep mine around 140. Do you suggest bumping it up?

    I’ll be exercising for my own workout pledge tonight around 4:00 cst. I’ll be tweeting the whole time @100_Pounds.

  21. AndrewENZ says:

    The max incline is tough! Start running it.

  22. Shelby says:

    You’re rocking it dude! I can’t quite do max yet; my treadmill maxes at 10 and I’m up to 8 so I am seriously IMPRESSED at you doing 15!!! 8 has me seriously sucking wind after about 5 minutes!

  23. anu says:

    Great going, Ty Boy!
    Very proud of you. Never say Die!

  24. When I see guys at the gym on Max incline, they usually hold on for dear life. I don’t know how they do it! One false step and buh-bye!


  25. Jen says:

    Hey Jill (and others),

    Consider getting your thyroid levels checked (via blood tests). Someone suggested that to me lately since I’m stuck. I did WW for 2 years and went from 246 to 137. However, I overexercised and injured my hip so I got off the wagon and gained more than I should within 2.5 years. My hip began hurting again and I knew it was time, past time, to start anew. I’ve lost 22 lbs and kept it off (actually more, but that’s been fluctuating lately so I don’t count it) in the past year just by keeping a food journal like WW and Tyler suggest. Lately though I’ve eaten out too much even though I’ve made smarter choices most of the time–still too much fat and sodium even if the calories aren’t too bad. I’ve also been doing Jillian Michaels’ No More Trouble Zones, so some of the weight may be muscle. It’s tough and painful, but expect some weeks of the scale not changing, going up, etc. Muscle burns more fat though so it will be worth it. And yeah, don’t pay for WW. We know what to do and just need to make sure support systems are in place, like friends to exercise with, etc.

  26. Tina says:

    You know what, I completley forgot there was an incline on my treadmill! Thanks for reminding me, I will have to start pushing myself more and that’s an great way to do that.
    You gained some weight, You are only human!!! (I was starting to wonder lol!!!) And you’ll have it back off in no time becuase you are determined. Don’t beat yourself up at all- you are doing AWESOME!

  27. Charity says:

    Way to go, Tyler! Just remember to STRETCH after all those high inclines. I speak from experience; you don’t want to wind up in physical therapy like me!

  28. Shelli Belly says:

    Incline? Hmm? I haven’t found that button on the treadmill yet. 🙂 I guess I better give it a try. I need bump it up a notch.

  29. sara says:

    Tyler- What town in South Carolina do you live?

  30. sara says:

    Tyler- My challenge to you is to try Bikram Yoga. Please, please do not laugh or scoff! If you are looking for something to jumpstart your workout routine this is it, that is if you can take it. I challenge you to attend just one Bikram Yoga class and see if it is not an interval workout like any other! We all have an ego and that gets checked at the door once you attend one of these classes. Actually my challenge to you is to try ten Bikram Yoga sessions. You will be amazed! This is the best kept secret to jump start any workout routine.

    I noticed you lived in Columbia and did some light research to see if there is a Bikram studio in your area. I had some luck but you would be able to do better. One word of warning, do not go to any imitator studios, they may call themselves hot yoga but your best bet is to find a certified Bikram studio. I do not own a studio nor do I have any vested interest in making this recommendation to you. The only investment you will probably have to make is paying for the class. You will need a mat (which you can rent from the studio), a towel from home and LOTS of water. I hope you are sincere in accepting challenges, because this one is like no other. Please let me know if you get this message and if you accept my challenge and then let me know when you find a studio and go to your first class. Good Luck!

  31. kate says:

    How’s your butt feel now?

  32. Tyler says:

    I’d do 100 minutes!

  33. Tyler says:


    Thanks for running for me. Absolutely awesome.

  34. Frank says:

    I am glad that you like the max incline. No doubt it does burn faster. But I am not into pain. I walk on treadmill at 4 mph for one hour, and I try to enjoy it. I am into pleasure and still am losing weight:-)

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