11 Apr Six great benefits of using a Stairmaster Stepmill
A quarter century since its introduction, the Stairmaster Stepmill remains one of the most well-known and best fitness machines there is.
Climbing stairs is one of the most efficient and effective ways to get in a great cardio workout and also build strength at the same time.
“If you’re willing to put in the work, it provides the results!” Stairmaster says and it’s true.
At Home Fitness has the best pricing on the residential model Stairmaster Stepmill 3 (MSRP: $3,499, AHF Sale Price: $2,999) and full commercial model Stairmaster Stepmill SM5 (MSRP: $6,299, AHF Sale Price: $5,949).
Here are six great benefits of using a Stairmaster Stepmill:
1. Engages the body’s largest muscle groups to repeatedly lift your body weight up, step after step.
2. Maximizes your cardio time and efforts by raising your heart rate immediately – 20 minutes of workout time is likely to include 19 minutes with an elevated heart rate!
3. Increases core muscle strength by requiring simple balance and significant strength.
4. Just maintaining balance engages core muscles with every step, and the act of climbing the stairs buildings strength and endurance.
5. Stairmaster Stepmill engages every major muscle in your lower body as many as 120-plus times/minute: glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves. High reps build strong, lean muscle.
6. It’s low-impact exercise so you can work as hard as you want without the wear and tear on your joins and ligaments of exercises like running.
Low Impact The StepMill 5 makes you work hard without being hard on you. You can achieve high work efforts while moving at very low speeds relative to other workout options, minimizing the toll/stress on the body. For example, climbing at 1mph on the StepMill 5 is roughly equivalent to running at 6mph on a flat treadmill.
Better than “Real” Stairs Climbing “real” stairs usually means you get to the top and then have to go back down. Descending stairs is much harder on your knees than climbing up because your muscles and connective tissues are being used as “brakes” to fight the effect of gravity, and you are hitting each step with more impact. With the StepMill 5, you get all the benefits of climbing while avoiding the negative elements of descending.
Make 20 minutes count for 30 Combining so many positive effects (cardio, strengthening, muscle building, toning) in one workout means it takes less time to get the results you are looking for.
For wholesale best pricing on the residential model Stairmaster Stepmill 3 (MSRP: $3,499, AHF Sale Price: $2,999) and full commercial model Stairmaster Stepmill SM5 (MSRP: $6,299, AHF Sale Price: $5,949) shop At Home Fitness online or in its superstores in Arizona.
At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. Consult a doctor before making any significant changes in your exercise routine or diet. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org