Recognize this machine from your gym? STEP right up and meet the stepmill. I find that choosing this machine is the fastest way for me to feel like I’m dying at the gym. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is a bit melodramatic, but what I mean is that I’m breathing heavily and sweating profusely in a matter of 5 minutes. Of course, you can adjust intensity and resistance as not to feel the burn so quickly. My personal preference though is to select a “Calorie Burner” or “Fat Burner” program and opt for hard-very hard intensity. For me, the stepmill is usually that 15-20 minute warm-up machine in advance of a strength session as was the case today. I have this thing with incorporating at least some cardio to work up a good sweat before lifting in order to feel like I got a great workout in. I know the benefits of strength training are that it ultimately leads to burning more calories/boosting your metabolism, the obvious toning of the guns, among several other positives, but I just can’t let go of the getting a good sweat going via cardio element. So, you get a good sweat and burn going, but you also can burn a lot of calories in a short period of time compliments of the stepmill. Lastly, a perk I attach to is that this machine can provide you with a nice booty shape my friends. Everyone is okay with having a nice butt. Am I right?
In sum, I’d like to encourage you to stop walking by this machine at the gym if that is what you have been doing! If you are a fan of this machine, know that it is fact that this baby is a gem and keep on using it. I will caution that if you suffer a lot of joint stress, this could be a machine you will want to use sparingly compared to other cardio equipment like an elliptical or arc trainer. Nonetheless, give it a try!