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Stairmaster

Exercise Data

Type: Cardio
Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps
Other Muscles: Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: N/A
Level: Intermediate
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Sport: No
Force: N/A
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Stairmaster Guide

Main Muscle: Quadriceps

  1. To begin, step onto the stairmaster and select the desired option from the menu. You can choose a manual setting, or you can select a program to run. Typically, you can enter your age and weight to estimate the amount of calories burned during exercise.
  2. Pump your legs up and down in an established rhythm, driving the pedals down but not all the way to the floor. It is recommended that you maintain your grip on the handles so that you don’t fall. The handles can be used to monitor your heart rate to help you stay at an appropriate intensity.
  3. Stairmasters offer convenience, cardiovascular benefits, and usually have less impact than running outside. They are typically much harder than other cardio equipment. A 150 lb person will typically burn over 300 calories in 30 minutes, compared to about 175 calories walking.



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Review: Stairmaster

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10/10

Mar 29, 2014 11:48 AM: Always a good, challenging sweat!



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Exercise Rating
10/10

Jan 23, 2014 2:27 AM: Jeden Tag 20min ........... Top



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Exercise Rating
10/10

Aug 22, 2013 2:53 PM: Nothing gets me sweating more and my heart rate pumping harder than the stairmaster. Great cardio. I hate it but I love it!



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Review: Stairmaster

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jul 23, 2013 12:43 AM: I always jump on the stairmaster for 30 min on level 12 and burn 480 calories just to get started pre workout just to get my heart pumping.



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Review: Stairmaster

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jul 11, 2013 1:29 PM: No matter how long I use this machine, I always finish sweating and I love it because I feel that I really did exercise. I strongly suggest to everyone to use this machine.



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Review: Stairmaster

Exercise Rating
10/10

Oct 10, 2012 4:33 PM: Love working out on this machine. I start sweating 10 minutes in, and it doesnt stop. I feel great on it, and i feel my quads aching after a few days of using it. 300 calories burned in 20 minutes.



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Tip: Stairmaster

Exercise Rating
10/10

Jul 30, 2012 8:40 PM: This an awesome workout for glutes and hamstrings.



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Tip: Stairmaster

Exercise Rating
8/10

Apr 11, 2012 7:26 PM: I enjoy working out on the stairmaster ..it works my hamstring



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Tip: Stairmaster

Exercise Rating
8/10

Jul 19, 2011 9:20 AM: Great cardio, however not great for people with big feet. The steps smash my toes when they come around, so I have to constantly look down to make sure I don't put too much of my foot on the step.



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Review: Stairmaster

Exercise Rating
8/10

Jul 19, 2011 9:18 AM: I don't like this exercise machine because its hard and I tire out quickly, but it is great cardio. The one thing that I don't like about this machine is that its not easy to use when you have a larger foot. I wear a size 12 and 1/2 in womens and when the stairs come around to the top again my toes...+See More



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