Step Aerobics For Your Health
Go Reviews: Step Aerobic Fitness Workouts were
a craze in the gym programs about 10 years ago. Al reviews what
makes them still popular today.
by Al Villa
One of the more popular aerobic exercises is step
aerobics. Most of the time step aerobics is conducted as a class
in a gym. This can really be fun and you can make a lot of good
friends. But with the number of videos that have hit the market
many people do step aerobics at home. There are also the many TV
programs that conduct daily exercise classes. Most of the TV exercise
classes conduct a variety of aerobics so if you are into step aerobics
only this may not be for you.
Step aerobics is done on a platform where you step
up and down usually to the beat of music. It is recommended that
you not exceed 128 BPM as this can cause injury. Sometimes this
can cause people to want to go faster to get a better workout. Well
you can actually get a better workout by staying below the 128 BPM
and modifying your routines. The platforms are usually from 6 to
10 inches. For a better workout if you are in good physical condition
choose the higher platform. You can stay below 128 BPM and achieve
the same step aerobic workout.
But before you even get started doing your step
aerobic routines, it is a good practice to warm up for about 10
minutes doing stretching exercise and maybe some light jogging.
Another thing that is very important is the Choreography.
Increasing power and force can add significantly to the intensity
of your routine and cardiovascular benefits. Raising you upper limbs
and bringing your knees up higher is also helpful. This way you
can get that good workout that you want and still stay below 128
Sometimes we get very enthusiastic and want to to
do step aerobics everyday. This is not a good idea. Most experts
suggest that you limit step aerobics to no more than 4 days a week.
But you are encouraged to participate in cross training activities
with equipment you find in a gym or bicycling. The idea is that
you need to be cognizant of possible injury doing step aerobics,
especially if you increase the tempo beyond 128 BPM.
About the Author
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