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Old 10-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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I think the stair master is a great piece of equipment. I would encourage you to explore some alternate cardio exercises for a more balanced fitness routine. My thought is you want to be fit in a functional sort of way not just on a particular machine. Consider a stationary bike or the elliptical as either a alternative or as a replacement for part of your stair master routine. So instead of 1 hour of stair master you do 15 minutes on the bike and finish with the stair master.

I would also encourage you to include some weight training, either with free weights or machine, to your routine. Again for a more functional level of fitness and for the benefits that weight lifting can provide (like increased bone density to ward off osteoporosis and the increased muscle mass thats helps you burn more calories even when you are at rest). Beside the esthetic benefits of just looking better.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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