Steppers are predecessors of elliptical crosstrainers. Steppers were replaced by them regarding training variety and quality. The long, sliding movement makes the elliptical crosstrainer more joint-gentle and more effective than a stepper, which mainly know simple up and down.
The stepper - Effective training of calves, thighs, and gluteal muscles
Do you want to train especially your gluteal muscles and your thighs, fight against bothersome problem zones, and do your training comfortably at home? A stepper is a practical and effective training device for your daily workouts. Steppers imulate typical movements, done while climbing stairs - thus you mainly train calves, thighs, and gluteal muscles. Calories are effectively burnt.
Which stepper is the best one for me?
You can buy different steppers at Sport-Tiedje: mini stepper, side stepper, bigger stepper, and the step board. In general, all of them train the same muscles parts, mainly the legs.
The step board convinces by its simplicity and is often used in aerobics. It's often adjustable in height and is suitable for versatile exercises of stamina, muscle power, and rehabilitation.
Mini steppers can be stored space efficiently under the bed or in a wardrobe thanks to their compact size. Due to their small, less loadable hydraulic cylinders, mini steppers are aonly suitable for a light training at low loads and of low range. They are ideal for beginners.
Higher steppers are equiped with big, sturdy hydraulic cylinders and can resist intensive loads.
Stable arm bars and handles offer the required safety for support for problems with balance. Furthermore, most big steppers are equiped with a training computer, which helps to observe the trianing and shows the training time or number of done steps, i.e..
The step is in V-shape for side steppers. The lateral movement of a side stepper mainly effects the muscles of the inner side of thighs and gluteal muscles.
Tips for stepper users
Before you buy a stepper, it is recommended to test such a device. Stepper and user need to be stable. Check the device as well regarding a movement as jerkfree as possible.
A physician should be consulted before you start training with a stepper - like for any other training equipment - in order to prevent possible health risks.
Be sure that children or pets are not in the room, while exercising on the stepper. There is danger of injury.
Last but not least: If you are unsure which stepper type or model is the right one for you, be inspired by stepper test of independent trade journals.
Offering a versatile and simple adjusting mechanism, the Reebok Step Studio is suitable for home use as well as for gyms. It offers a good grip with its big and nonslip surface - even during challenging and intensive workouts.
The Kettler 2 in 1 Stepper offers two variation possibilities of the course of movement. You can either choose a climbing movement (like stairs) or the lateral course of motion. Thus you can train hip muscles as well as leg and gluteal muscles.
Training of leg, hip, and gluteal muscles with the Kettler 2 in 1 Stepper
Training computer: displays time, calory consumption, number of steps, cadence; automated change of indications
Sturdy hydraulic cylinders for a smooth pedalling resistance
This revolutionary advancement of the Reebok Step turns the proven step bench into a multifunctional exercise bench for aerobic step, stretching and strength training, e.g. with dumbells or Resistance Tubes.
May be used stepper, weight bench or exercise seat
Training computer: time, step rate, steps per workout unit, energy consumption, total height climbed, room temperature, pulse, recovery heart rate with fitness score 1-6, automatic display change (can be paused); multiple possible settings: time, steps, energy consumption, step rate with audible signal (can be paused), optimum training pulse range
The cardiostrong 2 in 1 stepper is a training equipment combining two different courses of motion. Besides stairs-similar climbing motion, a lateral course of motion is possible as well. Leg and gluteal muscles as well as hip muscles are trained.
Training of leg, hip, and gluteal muscles with the cardiostrong 2 in 1 stepper
2 different ranges of motion: up and down motion and lateral course of motion
Training computer: displays workout duration, calory consumption, number of steps, cadence, automatic display change
Very small space required
Sturdy hydraulic cylinder for a regular pedalling resistance
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