The use of a StairMaster has been found to be one of the most effective ways to increase one’s cardiovascular ability. By stepping up and down, you can also effectively tone your major muscle groups. This is why this form of exercise equipment is as popular as it is in gyms all around the world.
One reason why climbing stairs is such a good entry point for those looking to increase their endurance is that almost everyone is experienced in climbing a flight of stairs. This type of workout does not require any addition training and even those with less than athletic coordination are able to climb.
When working out on a StairMaster men and women are encouraged to start slowly. Your machine should be set at a slower speed and without the use of alternating levels. As you improve, you can increase the length and strenuous nature of your workout. To these ends, many people find that listening to music gives them a rhythm to use for their steps.
At many more ornate physical fitness centers, there will also be television screens or other recorded entertainment for gym participants to watch. Because they are involved in the visuals on the screen in front of them, people often find that they can better their endurance rates.
However, it is the unique calorie burning that this type of workout provides that can make the difference in an basic diet and exercise plan. An hour of stepping on a stair climber can burn as much as 800 calories. While burning calories, users are additionally toning their buttocks, hips and leg muscles.
So that they can work the large muscles of the lower body, users are instructed not to lean heavily on the sides of their StairMaster. They should instead, tighten their abdominal muscles or their “core” to keep themselves straight and tall. If this is not an option, then the advice of a personal trainer or gym employee may be required.
After gaining experience by climbing these moving steps, one should increase the difficulty of their routine. This can be accomplished by adding variations on the standard routine or increasing the length of one’s session. With a little practice, this seems to be a workout that everyone can easily master.