Must-Do Cardio Machine: StepMill - Oxygen Magazine

Must-Do Cardio Machine: StepMill

If you want the best cardio workout, bypass the treadmill and step onto the StepMill.
Get the best cardio workout with the StepMill

If there’s one cardio machine that shouldn’t be ignored, it’s the butt-kicking StepMill. “The StepMill provides great ‘bang for your buck’ and is the queen of HIIT,” says Liz Jackson, personal trainer, amateur figure competitor and co-owner of The Rack Gym in Ponca City, Oklahoma. 

Try this StepMill/calisthenics hybrid routine designed by Jackson as a fat-burning supplement to your training. 

Warm-up: Do five minutes at a steady step rate in your personal comfort zone.

> Increase rate by 20 spm (steps per minute) for two minutes.

> Get off machine and do 20 push-ups.

> Resume StepMill for two minutes with an additional 20 spm.

> Get off machine and do 20 burpees.

> Resume StepMill for two minutes with an additional 10 spm.

> Get off machine and do 20 bodyweight squats.

> Resume StepMill at your fastest possible pace for one minute.

> Return to a steady StepMill pace for two to three minutes.

> Repeat the cycle once more.

> Finish with a five-minute cool-down.

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