Golds gym personal trainer Tanya Batts teaches how to safely use a stepper machine in this instructional video.
The stepper machine used in this video is a stairmaster stepper (stepmill), which means it is a rotation machine, immitating a revolving staircase.
Tanya shows a few ways of exercising in this video, and one way you should not use it, for safety reasons. I too, have seen the ‘reverse stepping’, but have to admit, it is very dangerous, particularly if you are a newcomer to stepping machines.
You simply don’t know when the next step is coming, because you are facing backwards on the machine!
- Hold on to the handles at all times
- Turn sideways and you can work your inner and outer thighs more directly
- Muscles worked are the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and calves
- Great cardio
- Tightens and tones your butt
It is easy to get a good rythm working out on the stairmaster, because you can use the variable speed control to adjust the speed of your workout.
This will allow you, especially if you are a beginner, to get used to the new motion of the rotating staircase.