the best 10 minute stairmill routine.
if you have ten minutes to spare and the stairmill is free at your gym, i highly suggest you spend those ten minutes with this heart pumping, calorie burning routine!
the stairmill is different than a stair stepper in that it has a continuous feed of stairs~like a treadmill or conveyor belt. a stair stepper just has two pedals and your feet do not leave the pedals~which is more like an elliptical. it is great for firming up your glutes.
now let’s get to the details! this is the routine i do, it works for me, and you should consult a professional before attempting any fitness routine.
let me explain the speeds. high speed=out of breath, lots of effort. medium speed=could carry on a conversation but would rather not, medium effort. low speed=could read a magazine and carry on a conversation comfortably, low effort.
- minute 1: high speed, facing forward
- minute 2: high speed, facing left, stepping your left foot in FRONT of your right as you step
- minute 3: high speed, facing right, stepping your right foot in FRONT of your left as you step
- minute 4: medium speed, facing backward
- minute 5: high speed, facing forward
- minute 6: high speed, facing left, stepping your left foot in BACK of your right as you step
- minute 7: high speed, facing right, stepping your right foot in BACK of your left as you step
- minute 8: medium speed, facing backward
- minute 9: high speed, facing forward, double stepping (this means step up two steps at a time and skip every other step instead of stepping on every step)
- minute 10: low speed, facing forward, after each slllooowww step, kick your leg back straight behind you and flex your glutes, similar to a walking lunge leg lift.
again, this is the routine that i do and it works for me. i have many years of stairmill experience and am comfortable with this routine. if you are unsure of your stepping skills, don’t do this. it’s just to give you an idea of what i do.