About Stepper and Abdominal exercise Machines

16Aug12

As with any exercise equipment, the most foremost factor to deal with is its utility. An unabridged study has to be about the merits and demerits before it becomes logical to suggest its usage. I have seen that many gym-trainers suggest on using this singular equipment known as the stepper.

What is “stepper equipment?”

Fitness Equipment

A stepper machine is a warm up machine. As the name suggests, a stepper machine has two platforms for keeping the feet. While exercising first you have to stand on the platforms provided. These platforms are related to hydraulic cylinders by means of springs. They have independent stepping action. One has to stand on the platforms and keep them arresting using the leg strength. Stepper machines have handles for you to hold. Foams and pads are provided for easy gripping. Most steppers have an ergometer, which not only counts the whole of steps per diminutive but also keeps track of the calories burned. Some of them also have heart-beat calculating meters. The steel is heavy and durable.

About Stepper and Abdominal exercise Machines

What are the positives of these machines?

There are any certain aspects of stepper machines. First, they sell out calories. Second, they help to institute the muscles in the leg, hips and calf. Third, they are highly transportable and takes very diminutive space for storage, as they can be folded. Thus they can be very beneficial as a home exercise equipment. The cost factor is also an advantage. The stepper exercises are available at affordable prices.

Are the positives beneficial?

We have looked at the positives of stepper exercise equipments. Now, the demand that arises here is, are these for real beneficial? We can only judge it from the requirement point of view. Any exercise requirement can be for either weight allowance or muscle development.

Weight reduction

Obesity is an epidemic disease. Therefore, many people are normally working out to burn down the fats. Weight allowance is their former criteria. Stepper machines unfortunately are not suitable exercise equipments for weight reduction. They fail to growth body metabolism and as such do not aid in fat reduction. So, the stepper machine doest not prove to be beneficial here.

Are the stepper exercise machines beneficial for abs development?

Abs development works in two phases. The first phase is to sell out the flab on the abdominal region and the second phase is to institute and expand the muscles. I have already stated that stepper machines fail to sell out fats. Now, for core abs development, a machine should be able to isolate and work on the muscles such that they are flexed. Unfortunately, stepper exercise machines do not provide beneficial in core abs workout also.

So, where is it beneficial?

The stepper machines as stated earlier works great for the leg, hip and calf muscles. Any man who needs to institute strong legs, especially athletes or sport persons, will without fail find stepper to be beneficial.

So, where does stepper fit in the daily workout agenda of common person?

Actually, stepper machines do not fit in the daily workout disposition of a common man. Exercise machines such as treadmills, exercise bikes and elliptical machines are perfect for warming up, and are very good for fat reduction. Besides, there are any machines that work exclusively on the abs.

Also for sports persons who need to expand the muscles of the legs, any core workout machines are available that gives perfect workout of the leg muscles and the hips. Therefore, even they can avoid the usage of stepper machines.

However, personally it would be unfair to banish the machine completely. You can without fail buy it, if you can afford it. After all, it develops the muscles in the legs. Therefore, it does have some benefits and at an amateur level, we all can use it.

About Stepper and Abdominal exercise Machines

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