Monday’s Workout On The Stairmaster 7000 PT Stepmill

Hi. The end of last week saw me reach a plateau in terms of doing the same workout on the treadmill over and over. So, this week is going to have variety so that the mix is going to keep me out of ‘cruise control’.

This was what I chalked out for a half hour session for myself on the all-comprehensive and versatile – StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill. Though I hit upon it late, it turned into a quick favourite because one doesn’t have to work 3 different equipments to give what this single equipment does.

The Stairmaster 7000 Stepmill is a tough workout machine yet the safest machine in terms of zero joint and bone damage due to Repetitive Strain Injuries (same session) and overuse injuries (over a period of time) that treadmills etc have the potential to inflict.

I plan to bring in variation into the StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill’s workout routine as well. So not only have I changed my choice of my exercise equipment (from the treadmill to the StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill) but also brought in a change with each exercise session on the same machine of choice – StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill.

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Tuesday’s Workout On The Stairmaster 7000 PT Stepmill & Some Pre-workout Back Stretch

Hi again. With yesterday’s 45 minute Calorie Burner workout, I kept my workout shorter (not on effectiveness, just the duration!). Ideally, alternate days of less intense workouts are advised to days of high intensity (and sometimes high impact) exercises to move into ‘recovery phase’. So it was a day to choose the Quick Start workout option.

StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill is specifically designed to meet aerobic conditioning requirements; i.e. a workout routine that will exercise all the large muscles in a rhythmic way in the duration of the workout.

Towards this the StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill provides the perfect workout for the thighs (quadriceps and hamstrings), glutes (buttocks) and your calves, apart from giving you a 10 on 10 on cardiovascular conditioning!

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Wednesday’s Workout On The Stairmaster 7000 PT Stepmill & Pre-Workout Intake

Hi. Before I get into what experiments I indulged in with the StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill at the gym today, let me touch upon what would make a perfect meal before we head to this ultimate fat burning machine.

With 3 consecutive days spent on the StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill I realized that I could not last another 2 days of working on it, if I did not eat smartly before the workout. Here’s what I advise:

If you are looking at Fat Loss as your goal, then you should create an effective 300 calories deficit from your diet for the period till your desired weight is achieved. If the StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill takes care of these calories, we must take care that we are not in a hurry to go back and stuff simple carbohydrates after or before the exercise.

Remember, that any exercise of durations 20 minutes or less does not require a pre-workout carb saturated intake. However, if you plan to keep at the StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill on an everyday basis for more than 20 minutes (say 30 minutes or more), you must take care to eat high fibre but lean foods at least an hour before in mild to moderate quantity.

For those of you who own or have access to the StairMaster 7000 PT StepMill or workout on it as a part of your exercise regimen an apple and a cup (not mug) of skimmed or low fat milk or yoghurt will be good. 2 slices of toasts with non-sugar juice will be good too. Drinking water through the workout will be highly beneficial due to the sweating the exercise will generate.

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Post Workout Meal & Thursday’s Workout On The Stairmaster 7000 PT Stepmill

Hi. I had sound sleep last night after yesterday’s 7000 PT StepMill challenge! Again, before I proceed today, I must touch upon what you should eat post a huge workout (I had 1 hour of it yesterday, if you noticed) on the toughest machine.

For the majority of us who are looking to lose weight, we should try and not eat for an hour after such a work out. A non-sugar drink or water will be good. During an intense cardio workout, the body’s rate of metabolism steps up considerably (which allows burning fuel to get energy to carry on the exercise). This increased rate of metabolism continues to tick inside us half an hour to 45 minutes after the workout (and actually at a lesser but still increased rate for the rest of the day). If we feed ourselves within the hour, then the body uses the sugar off the food we eat instead of metabolising the fat stored in our body (which leads to weight loss) to get maintenance and repair energy.

However, if you have medical issues with (low) sugar levels, you may eat high fibre or lean carbohydrate or high protein foods such as a small bowl of fruits or 2 slices of high bran bread with hummus dip or 2 portions of soft steamed fish, 15 to 30 minutes after your workout on the Stair Master 7000 PT StepMill.

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Friday’s Workout On The Stairmaster 7000 PT Stepmill & Some Related Insights

Hello there. I will keep the post short today in keeping with the spirit of the weekend ahead.

Weekend reminds of consistency issues in terms of ‘how often’ and ‘what’.

If you are a beginner, you may do your exercises on alternate days to give your body the time to recover and get into the burning and toning mode. However, if you have been sporting a physical activity from before or have a fair to good fitness level, you will realise that getting to do any other activity still tires you easily.

Let’s assume you have a fairly good fitness level and do cycling or treadmill every day. If you then go swimming one morning you realise that your perception of ‘good fitness level’ belie you. Why? Because, if you do one type of activity over a long period of time, the same muscle groups are worked out each time. So though some particular muscles are in use and have ‘learnt’ the stretching and contraction movement, other muscles are out of tone! So that swimming jams your arms after 2 length laps or the resistance offered by water challenges your stamina faster. This is why weekends could be an opportunity to take up different types of sports such as Pilates, yoga, handball, basketball, rowing, martial arts, swimming, kickboxing, free weights, hiking etc – using other large muscle groups that you otherwise tend to neglect on your weekday regimen.

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