Get ready to tone your lower body and burn a ton of calories with this killer step workout. This step aerobics workout will get your heart rate up and increase your strength and stamina.
45 Minute Step Workout Challenge
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It can be fun to mix things up and get creative by trying a different type of exercise that is new for you.
Today’s workout is a step workout. You’ll need some sort of step that you’ll be using throughout the whole workout.
Get ready to tone your lower body and burn a ton of calories with this killer step workout.
You can do this cardio step workout video right at home. Just get your step ready and hit play.
Need a step?
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WHAT IS A STEP WORKOUT?
Step aerobics is a type of exercise that works many lower body muscles.
Usually done in a gym or at home, you start by standing behind an aerobic step, bench, or box.
During the workout, you will step up onto, around, and down the step platform in many different patterns to get your heart rate up for a great cardio exercise.
Start including a step up workout as part of your lower body routine and you will notice the benefits and have fun doing it.
STEP WORKOUT BENEFITS
Step workouts are a great leg and lower body workout that will bring many benefits as you perform this exercise regularly.
A step workout will help you increase your strength and stamina. It will help you improve your flexibility, get your heart and breathing rate up, and burn calories.
It’s a great cardio workout that will give you a healthy heart and stronger lungs and muscles. You’ll also find that you have increased energy levels and reduced stress as you do this type of exercise.
Step workouts are a great aerobics workout and can also be a great way to strength train. You can add dumbbells which will give you a great arm and leg strength workout as you step up and down.
It’s also a great workout for beginners and individuals looking for low-impact exercises. It can be a low-impact exercise with some adjustments to step height.
If you aren’t going to the gym and need some exercises, step workouts are a great workout that you can do at home. Just make sure you have access to a step.
WHAT MUSCLES DO STEP UP EXERCISES WORK?
Step workouts are a great core and lower body workout. They work your quadriceps, glutes, calves, hamstrings, lower back, and abs. It also uses your knees and hip joints throughout the movements.
Some types of step workouts also use your arms if you are holding weights or moving your arms along with some of the exercises.
HOW HIGH SHOULD AN EXERCISE STEP BE?
The necessary height of the step or platform depends on the fitness level of the individual.
Beginners and those looking for a low-impact workout should start with a step at about 4 inches high.
Advanced individuals can have a step up to 12 inches tall. Most moderate exercisers should have a step about 6-8 inches tall.
You can make step exercises as easy or as hard as you want by varying the height of the step or holding weights as you step up and down. There’s many variations to make sure a step workout never gets old.
ARE AEROBICS EXERCISES EFFECTIVE FOR WEIGHT LOSS?
Aerobic exercises are definitely effective for weight loss because they tend to burn more calories than many other types of exercises. Aerobic exercises are types of exercises that increase the heart and breathing rate in a way that can be sustained for an exercise session.
Examples include swimming, jogging, or even kickboxing and shooting hoops. Step up workouts can be an effective type of workout to help in your weight loss goals.
Weight loss will occur when you are burning more calories that you are consuming. Any exercise that helps you to burn calories will be effective as long as you are eating right.
Ready? Now be prepared to sweat with this killer 45 minute step workout.