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’12-3-30′ TikTok Treadmill Workout: Does It Actually Work?

If you’re an avid TikTok watcher and a workout junkie, you’ve definitely heard of the “12-3-30” workout that involves setting a treadmill to 12% incline at 3 miles per hour and walking on it for a good whole 30 minutes. Does it really benefit you?

According to experts, the viral workout video provides good exercise but it doesn’t provide unique benefits as oppose to doing other cardio exercises. The workout routine was first introduced by social media personality, Lauren Giraldo back in 2019 and was brought back on TikTok last November. Being in lockdown and quarantine, many people seek out new workout routines to spice up their exercises, which made this “12-3-30” the new fad!

Personal trainers and experts noted that it provides good cardiovascular exercise but it’s not a safe place to start for beginners. Certified trainers are suggesting to start out with 20 minutes on the treadmill at a 4% incline at 2.5 miles per hour as a beginner, and slowly build your way up.

We debunked the viral workout! Let us know what you think about this viral workout if you’ve tried it.

I have been doing that 12-3-30 workout and literally dropped a pants size in two weeks — 🤷🏼‍♀️ (@PORKROLLNOTTH) February 11, 2021
Every hot girl at the rPAC doing the 12-3-30 workout from tik-tok on the treadmills — OSU Crush (@OSUCrush) January 27, 2021

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