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A stair stepper, also referred to as a steptreadmill, simulates climbing an escalator. The staircase has 8-inch stairs that rotate at pre-programmed rates. The rotation varies in speed to simulate walking or running up a flight of stairs.

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Equally or even more grueling then a stepper, stair steppers deliver a workout that will have you soaking like a sea sponge.

A stair stepper, also referred to as a steptreadmill, simulates climbing an escalator. The staircase has 8-inch stairs that rotate at pre-programmed rates. The rotation varies in speed to simulate walking or running up a flight of stairs.

The stair stepper provides an excellent low-impact, aerobic workout that targets the lower body it'll get those legs, glutes and calves in shape. However, stair steppers are safe and put zero stress on the feet, knees and hips compared to a treadmill. Stair steppers, when used with correct posture, won't strain your back.

For a high-intensity step workout, raise your legs at a 90-degree angle taking big steps, and only use the handrails for slight support. Leaning on the rails can hurt your posture and will lower the intensity of your workout (so you won't burn as many calories). Stand tall, with your knees positioned behind your toes, and as your pulse slightly rises, intensify the resistance and speed. For the most difficult step workout, let go of the rails and pump your arms as you step. This is something left to veteran steppers.

When shopping for a stair stepper machine take each model in the store for a test drive. A quality stair stepper will cost you between $1,500 to $3,000 dollars, so you want to get your money's worth. Look for one with solid construction and get on to ensur...

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