The stair climber is a popular cardio machine found in most commercial gyms. Along with burning a ton of calories, the stair climber also helps build strength in the lower body, especially the glutes. It can work well at higher speeds for interval-style conditioning training, but also works well at slower paces for steady-state cardio.
To begin, step onto the stepmill 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. Use caution so that you donâ€™t trip as you climb the stairs. It is recommended that you maintain your grip on the handles so that you donâ€™t fall.
Stepmills offer convenience, cardiovascular benefits, and usually have less impact than running outside while offering a similar rate of calories burned. 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.