The stepper facilitates stair climbing without any interruptions and therefore enables high energy consumption. Steppers are amongst the most popular exercise machines in fitness studios.
Tips for Exercise with a Stepper
- Pay attention to your posture.
- The side posts are only there to help you keep your balance. Do not support yourself on the posts and only hold them loosely.
- Make sure you are standing straight. The upper body should only be slightly bent forward.
- Place the entire sole of your foot on the stepper.
- Step constantly with a medium-sized step height. Avoid very small or very big step heights.
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Advantages of a S tepper
- Very good work-out for the thighs and glutes
- Very suitable for burning calories
- It is possible to read a book if steeping on a lower level.
Disadvantages of a Stepper
- Not well suited for building up muscles
- Puts a greater strain on the knees than an ergometer bicycle
Quality Criteria for a Stepper
- Constant step resistance
- Heavy-duty hydraulic cylinder
- Stable grip for support
- Noise Emission
- A surface to put down a magazine.
- Various exercise programmes
- Quality of workmanship and stableness
- Mini steppers are small and compact but they only use less heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders. Mini steppers are not suitable for longer work-outs. Moreover, the stability is insufficient.