How To Buy A Stairclimber
Stairclimbers provide an efficient cardiovascular workout while improving the muscle tone in your quadriceps,
hamstrings, glutes and calves.
Types of Stairclimbers
- Have motors that regulate the movement of the steps
- Similar to health club models
- Motorized action regulates the activity
- Can be programmed to monitor and store your workout
- Less impact on joints since the movement of the steps is regulated by the machine
- Less expensive than more sophisticated motorized equipment
- Come with a variety of options, such as computerized controls
Pistons utilize air pressure to regulate the stepping motion
- Manual steppers are quieter and usually take up less room
- Other options include readouts of calories burned, along with an ability to monitor the intensity of the
- Dependent foot action requires pushing down on one step to raise the other
- Independent action requires you to lift your lower foot and therefore provides a more strenuous
- At the minimum you will want a system that reports your pace, the distance covered and the time
- Many steppers today also provide calories burned, speed, heart rate and more.
- Hydraulic shocks allow you to control the amount of resistance during your workout.
- Independent shocks act freely for a more balanced workout.
- Adjustable resistance allows you to vary your workout level for more or less intensity.
- Magnetic resistance offers smooth, predictable changes in resistance.
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