1, 2 Stepper

The stepper machine can be as hard or as easy as you want it to be. The key, in my opinion, is to NOT allow your arms to hang on the machine. Sometimes when I go to the gym, I see girls (and guys) straining just to stay even the tiniest bit upright. Not only is that bad for your posture, but it also takes all of the hard work out of the stepping movement, so your workout is less effective. As a result, I set the machine to lower levels and try to keep my ARMS OFF. If you’re like me, you’ll be covered in sweat when you’re done!

Note: This 30-minute routine can be shortened or extended based on your preference. Just repeat the process over again (or cut back) until you get your desired workout length!

  • 0:00-1:00: Level 10
  • 1:00-2:00: Level 11
  • 2:00-6:00: Level 12
  • 6:00-8:00: Level 13
  • 8:00-10:00: Level 14 (give it all you got without arms!)
  • 10:00-12:00: Level 11
  • 12:00-16:00: Level 12
  • 16:00-18:00: Level 13
  • 18:00-20:00: Level 14
  • 20:00-22:00: Level 11
  • 22:00-26:00: Level 12
  • 26:00-28:00: Level 13
  • 28:00-30:00 Level 14

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1 Lindsay February 28, 2009 at 10:08 pm

is this on the stepmill or regular stair stepper? have you tried it on both. i usually do 2o min on level 10 at fatburner program.


2 Jenn (eating bender) March 1, 2009 at 11:11 am

Lindsay ~ I use the regular stair stepper for this routine, but that’s a great question! The stepmill is amazingly challenging, so it would be interesting to see how this workout would fare on it :) I will have to try it sometime! Your routine sounds like a good one, too!


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