Stairclimber Burn More Calories Stairway Not to Heaven

October 1, 2009 by admin  
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Stairclimber Burn More Calories Stairway Not to

Heaven

stairmasterWe all know the famous Led Zepplin hit, “Stairway to Heaven” well if you don’t want to get to heaven anytime soon, the stairclimber is just what the doctor ordered!

That being said, Yale University researchers found that men with insulin resistance—a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease—who exercised on a stairclimber for 15 minutes 4 days a week improved their sensitivity to insulin by 43 percent in just 6 weeks.

“Look Mom, No Hands” If you really want to kick it up a notch and stop “cheating” like everyone else on the stairclimber or stairmaster, take your hands away from the handles and pump your arms.  In doing so, you will actually burn 20 percent more calories than if you were hunched over leaning all your bodyweight on the handles of the machine.

Also, you can just turn around on the machine and hit your calves, quads, hamstrings and glutes at a different angle.  Some studies have reported that facing away from the stairclimber actually burned more calories than the mounting the machine in the traditional way.

“Mt. Everst Climb” After a 2 minute warm up, bump up the resistance level by 1 level while maintaining a pace of 60 to 80 steps per minute for 2 minutes.  Now try increasing the resistance by one level every 2 minutes until you reach your 20-minute goal.  The challenge here is to train your body to finish hard whick will boost your metabolism, blast calories and shed body fat! AMEN!

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