Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Stair Climber

I've been blogging about my experience for the past several weeks on the YMCA's cardio classes.  Today I thought I would talk about one of the machines I tried out for the first time last week.  The Stair Climber.  Well, I guess it is called a stair climber.  It's that machine with the stairs that you climb.  ;)  

I never used it before so I thought I would try it out.  I was only on it for about 3 minutes before I started huffing and puffing.  I seriously didn't think I would make it to 10 minutes.  All you have to do is *think* about climbing stairs for a few minutes to know what I'm talking about.  I was out of breath quick!  Somehow I made it to 20 minutes though, which was about 70 flights of stairs!!  

Between the stair climber, treadmill, and elliptical, I would have to say the stair climber is the hardest.  And no way did I only burn as many calories as the elliptical (like it said).  It said I only burned around 200 but I was sweating way more and completely out of breath.  I'm not sure how those machines calculate calories burned but I would have to disagree. 

Today I jogged/ran on the treadmill for 23 minutes and tomorrow I'll be back in the Body Pump class. 

Next time I plan to talk about diet...because apparently diet and exercise need to go hand in hand.  Who would have thought?!




That last bit made me laugh! Good job on all the exercise!!! :-)


NOooooo, stair steeper! You are doing a great job!

Interested in hearing more about how you're eating. I know you shared a little a few months ago.

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Thanks Kim. ;)

Briana, uhhh...no, I don't think you are interested...lol! The eating part is not going how I planned yet. When I can pull it all together I'll post about that too. Not quite ready yet.

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