Steppers

Here are some tips of proper posture when using your stepper:

  1. Keep your back upright and use your hands for balance only, when (lightly) holding onto the handles.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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