Why is this thing so difficult for so little calories burned?

Why is this thing so difficult for so little calories burned? I can walk at an incline and burn more calories on the treadmill than the stair master. The treadmill is so much less effort

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If the stairclimber is feeling drastically more strenuous you are probably burning more calories on it.
    The calorie count these machines spit out are complete nonsense.
    If you actually want treadmills/stairclimbers to be effective do not hold onto anything while you are using the machine.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >do not hold onto anything while you are using the machine.

      But then I'll float away

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >sensible chuckle

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >If you actually want treadmills/stairclimbers to be effective do not hold onto anything while you are using the machine.
      The amount of people I have seen holding a half-dip position or hunching over the screen on these is insane. Why bother using it at all if you're going to cheat?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What do you mean half-dip? They are doing assisted dips

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They are basically doing a dip on the side rails of the machine to take their body weight off their legs.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nope
      youre just exhausting your hip flexors
      doesn't account for total energy expenditure
      more dumbass broscience

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >youre just exhausting your hip flexors
        >this requires 0 energy to do, its just something that happens
        >anon you are using bro science with your heart rate and feeling more tired

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, but it doesn't require more energy just because it trains a different muscle group.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every one flight of stairs climbed is one calorie. Just keep that in mind.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live on a 10th floor and don't use elevator when going up.
    How many calories I burn a month if:
    - I have a 9 to 5 job
    - go for groceries daily
    - go to a library 2 times a month
    - running outside 3 times a week
    - go out to do other stuff 2 times a week
    Well, fit?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You climb 880 floors of stairs a month, or 30 floors a day on average. How many calories you burn depends on your pace and your weight.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hoped for autistic answer with approximate numbers. But good enough. Here's your (You)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably not as many as you think. Our bodies are super efficient.

      A quick search says you burn on average .17 calories per step going up and and .05 per step descended.

      Assuming each flight is 12 steps, that’s only 2 calories per flight going up and 0.6 going down. So 20 calories getting to the 10th floor and 6 going down.

      So you leave for work, that’s 6 calories. You come home, that’s 20. You go grocery shopping, another 26 there and back. So most days is 52 calories.

      52 x 7 = 364, 364 x 4 = 1456 a month for your job and groceries.

      Leaving for the library twice a month is 52 x 2, so 104

      Leaving to run outside 3 times a week is 52 x 3 = 156, 156 x 4 = 624

      Your random going out 2 times a week is 52 x 2 = 104, 104 x 4 = 416

      So 1456 + 104 + 624 + 416 = 2600 calories a month.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Now that the post I was looking for!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It would be a little higher as you assume only 28 days in a month. Not half bad passive weight loss I guess. Like 9 lbs a year assuming everything else is equal

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why do you go to the library? I'm not mocking you for reading its just that everything can be found online

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reading physical books is much more pleasant than reading on a screen

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I like physical books more and enjoy experience of browsing books on the shelve.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Reading physical books is much more pleasant than reading on a screen

          >physical books
          Boomer alert!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he doesn't work out at the library
        ngmi

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Retard. You're literally engaging more muscle with each step on a stairclimber. Assuming you're keeping a good pace, you should be burning calories at a much faster pace. If it's "harder" you should probably do it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But the machine says I burn the same amount of calories as the treadmill?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but the machine says

        My brother in Christ, please tell me how this thing is accurately calculating your calorie burn.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >But the machine says

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love this machine but I only ever see women use it, and on the rare occasion that I see see a man using it he’s always grabbing the handles and hunched over. What gives?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the ultimate leg exercise, especially since it hits the glutes.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        God I wish I was that machine

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    youd have to calculate your wattage power output. since power output is based on your bodyweight if you are heavy the calories burned become way higher. there is no way around this..if you are putting out 200 average watts that 1000 cal per hour. if you are putting out 100 watts thats 500 cal per hour. the only thing changing the wattage on this machine is body weight and pace.
    its not like a treadmill where pace is the overwhelming contributor to wattage and bodyweight doesnt mean nearly as much.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do amerisharts constantly need to be reminded what country they're in?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because despite the problems its still the best? Only chance of saving things will probably come from us, thought crimes are looked down upon here but are fully illegal in whatever shitty place you live.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if there isn't a mcdonalds in the line of view we get existential dread and need to make sure our mobile scooter batttery is fully charged
      anyway i forgot where i was going with this, where am i?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't worry about burning calories. Just eat less.

      It's to remind all of you foreigners what country you are in so you speak English in public. If there is one reason to get swole it is to beat up or intimidate foreigners when they speak anything other than English.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. Stairs are fucking fantastic. Burns fat like hell. I only do 2 types of cardio, HIIT sprints and stairs.

    The trick with stairs is:
    1. Don't hold on to anything. Doing it without support is key. Works your abs too, burns more calories.
    2. Long time periods. I like 20-30 minutes on a higher resistance. Your shirt should be wet when you're done.
    3. Feet placement. Taking different kinds of steps works different areas.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >long time periods
      Im on them for about 13-15 minutes and feel like genuine death. Should I be slowing down and aiming for distance or going at my current speed which is like a jog?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >13-15 minutes
        Nice. I don't think it matters, as long as you have a nice day. Are you getting good fat burn?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >as long as you have a nice day
          rude

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how to activate glutes on this shit? i lost my ass from all the weight i've lost on this hoe

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >how to activate glutes on this shit? i lost my ass from all the weight i've lost on this hoe
      Yeah me too. I read some shit about using your heel to activate glutes, but never tried it.

      "Pro tip: Your stepping form can actually determine whether you're mostly working those glutes or your quads. When you place your foot on the next step, focus on pushing through your heel to stand to activate the muscles along the backs of your legs, explains Velazques notes. "If you push with the balls of your feet, more tension will be placed on the frontal thigh (AKA your quads)."

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