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.

This is why I think that in terms of single exercise equipment, the Stair Master 7000 PT StepMill is most versatile exercising more muscle groups than any other machine in a single workout session and prepares us better for different types of activities.

Here is what I was up to today:

I chose the Speed Intervals workout option after a 15 minute whole body stretching cum free light weights warm up. This helped me cut on the Warm Up time on the Stair Master 7000 PT StepMill. Here’s the tabulation:

PHASE DURATION (Minutes) % OF MHR LEVEL OF RESISTANCE COMMENT
Workout –
S1
10 75% – 80% 6 100 steps a minute
Workout –
S2
5 50% – 60% 5 120 steps
a minute
Workout –
S1
10 80% – 85% 6 100 steps a minute
Workout –
S2
5 50% – 60% 5 120 steps a minute
Cool Down 5 50% – 60% 7 80 steps
a minute

Note how I have played around with the Speed and Level to achieve a desired % MHR reading. It burnt up close to 230 calories as ramping speeds up and then down alternatively on the Stair Master 7000 PT StepMill packs a maximum punch into burning calories.

Have a safe and great weekend! Yours in fitness and health…

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