Why You Should Consider a Stepmill For Your Workouts

Why You Should Consider a Stepmill For Your WorkoutsHave you gotten tired of doing your cardio workouts on a treadmill? Do you enjoy hiking, and want to find a better way to train for climbing hills? Do you need to improve your balance and lower body strength? Maybe you should consider a stepmill for your workouts!

Stepmills have been around for over 25 years, and the best known brand of stepmills is Stairmaster (available at Fitness 4 Home Superstore, along with other steppers and stepmill brands). And, if you’re curious as to what you do on a stepmill, think of a stepmill as a combination of a treadmill, and a flight of stairs.

One of the best cardio workouts you can do is climbing sitars. It’s an extremely effective and efficient way to get a great cardio workout, while also building strength in your quads, glues, and hamstring – as well as your core.

Here are a number of benefits that a stepmilll can provide:

  1. Walking up a stepmill engages your body’s largest muscle groups – great for increasing your metabolism for fat burning.
  2. You’re forced to engage your core muscles with each step, improving core strength and endurance.
  3. You engage your glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves – and high reps will help build lean muscle.
  4. Walking up the stairs on a stepmill also raises your heart rate quickly, and keeps it there for your entire workout.
  5. You’re forced to concentrate on keeping and improving your balance.
  6. Best of all, your cardio workouts on a stairmill are a much lower impact exercise than a typical treadmill workout.

The efficiency you gain during a stepmill workout means that a 20 minute stepmill workout has roughly the same level of effectiveness as a 30 minute treadmill workout. You get better results, while taking less time out of your day. And, if you’re climbing at 2 mph on a stairmill – that’s comparable to running at 12 mph on a treadmill! So, as you’re moving slower compared to running, you’re less likely to get hurt, without the wear and tear that running can bring.

Unlike climbing stairs, you can keep going – you don’t have to “turn around” at the top of a flight of stairs, as the rotating steps on a stepmill allow you to keep climbing continually throughout your workout. There is much lower impact on a stepmill. Why? When you climb stairs, you’re going up. At the top of a flight of stairs, you have to descend. That puts extra stress on your joints, muscles, and connective tissues – stress you don’t have going uphill.

Want to know more about the benefits of a stepmill? Stop into any of Fitness 4 Home Superstore’s three Phoenix area locations today!

Bob Lachniet

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Bob Lachniet is the owner of Fitness 4 Home Superstore. He has been in the fitness equipment commercial and retail sales industry for over 25 years and has been owner of Fitness 4 Home Superstore since 2005. Bob truly cares about his customers and wishes to educate them on what is the right piece of fitness equipment for their particular circumstance.
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