First introduced in the 1980s, the step is a fitness machine that is still in vogue, whether it is used in the gym, in a rehabilitation center or at home. The benefits of this equipment are numerous, whether for your health or to keep your body slim and muscular. Would you like to equip yourself with this little step in order to vary your sport practice? Find on At-home online shop in Malta and Gozo products carefully selected for their quality and proposed at really attractive prices.
What is a step like?
It is a step made of hard plastic, about 90 cm long and 35 cm wide, with a height that varies between 10 and 25 cm, which makes it possible to modulate the difficulty of the exercises. It is equipped with a non-slip plate and has the advantage of being compact and can be easily stored, in a cupboard or under a bed for example, between two sessions. It is also easy to transport from one place to another. However, you should know that most gyms have their own equipment and that you won't need to bring your own for a club session.
What are the benefits of step?
This activity allows you to burn 400 to 500 calories per hour and to use all your muscles and your cardiovascular system. Indeed, during the choreographies, the legs work as well as the arms, which makes it possible to build muscle in a harmonious way. Moreover, we work on our coordination and endurance, the cardiovascular system being solicited in an intense way and in the duration. Lastly, you do sports in a fun way, driven by music and by the group when you are in the gym.
How do you use a step?
You use the apparatus by going up and down in a regular and dynamic way while making various choreographic movements. You can move on and around the step, doing jumps, rotations, half-turns, mambo or salsa steps, arm movements (sometimes with small dumbbells to intensify the effort), etc. A session lasts about 35 to 45 minutes, depending on the level, and you learn to perform a choreography composed of a multitude of steps, from the simplest (like the basic step for example) to the most elaborate. The goal is to take advantage of a complete course, soliciting all the muscles, in a playful and friendly atmosphere.