Here are some tips of proper posture when using your stepper:
- Keep your back upright and use your hands for balance only, when (lightly) holding onto the handles.
- Stand upright with a slight forward lean at the hips. Don't overcorrect your form by standing upright like a Marine at inspection. A slight -- really slight -- forward lean helps keep your knees from locking and protects your lower back from overarching.
- Take even, moderately deep steps. Don't take short, quick hopping steps, a technique known as shaking the machine. This technique is hard on your calf muscles and cuts down on the number of calories you burn.
- Keep your entire foot on the pedal. This helps your rear end and thighs get a full workout and prevents you from overburdening your calf muscles.