The treadmill, better known as the human hamster wheel, has earned its nickname because of its droning monotony. Many lifters have a built-in resistance to this piece of equipment because it’s hard to make running in place exciting. There’s no change of scenery to provide a distraction, which is why HIIT treadmill workouts are the way to go.

High-intensity sessions are the best bang for your buck when it comes to conditioning and fat loss. And you’ll see with these seven workouts, there’s nothing to be bored about here. You’ll be too out of breath to lament how long you’ve been training on a stationary belt.

It should go without saying, these HIIT treadmill workouts all demand a proper warmup. Try this dynamic warmup, and if you need more help opening tight hips, add these drills.