This story is from our friends at Tone It Up! We’ll be sharing Tone It Up’s best fitness and healthy living tips every month. In today’s post, Katrina will be sharing an awesome fat burning workout you can do on the Stairmaster…
Hey everyone! It’s Karena and Katrina here from Tone It Up. A lot of you recently requested us to post a stairmill routine. This workout is what we did on Sunday when we posted a pic on instagram @KarenaKatrina. If you don’t have access to a Stairmaster, but have access to a set of stairs in your house, outside or local bleachers, you can do this amazing outdoor stair routine that I made for you. (If you don’t have stairs, we love doing HIIT workouts from the cardio section here.) Read to sweat? Here’s our killer Stairmaster workout routine…
Remember to be safe on the stairmill! If you’ve never been on one before, ask a trainer to show you. The levels vary on each machine too, so I put intensity levels below instead of numbers. My level 7 could be your level 15 on your machine (this has happened! Palm to forehead!). I want you to go by intensity levels 1-10, 1 being rest, 5 being “okay, I’m working here,” and 8-9 being “I need to stop… this is so hard, but I’m going to keep going, keep breathing, keep burning, because the Tone It Up girls are counting on me!”
I recommend turning to the sides (at 45 degrees) and stepping my bottom foot in front of the other. Sometimes I’ll do a leg abduction too. Just push your leg out to the side before taking the next step. Now, here are some tips for doing this workout on the Stairmaster…
Tips for the stairmill…
- Ask a trainer to show you if you’ve never been on one before.
- Hold on lightly with your hands.
- Posture is everything! Remember to stand tall with your heart forward. So many people are hunched over on these machines. You wouldn’t walk or run like this, so stand tall!
- Bring a huge bottle of water with you.
- Listen to your body! If this is your first time on the stairmill, it might surprise you how winded you will get. We can all get winded from just walking up one flight of stairs… Now image 100+ flights. It’s going to be hard, but I promise your hard work will pay off.
- Can you jog on a stairmill? Yes! I love doing this. It’s like running bleachers. But I recommend becoming friendly with the machine first. Know your bearings: Different speeds, how deep each step is, etc. Again, hold on to the sides just in case.
- What can you do to distract yourself from the fact that you’re climbing 100+ flights on a machine? Listen to some of our motivating playlists on Spotify! You can find our playlists here.
Are you going to give this Stairmaster workout a try?
If you do, let us know what you think in the comments. We can almost guarantee it will kick your booty!
XO Team LC