Originally Posted by headlee103
I agree! When I do cardio, my objective is to sweat as much as possible (for weight loss purposes) and the stairmaster is by far the best.
While you may lose weight when you sweat, it's not fat. And when you rehydrate yourself, the weight will come right back. This is why you see a lot of fighters wear a sauna suit the night before the fight, so they can make the weight. Easy way to lose weight, but it's not fat.
1 lb of fat is equal to 3,500 calories. This is pretty easy to burn off in a week, assuming you do 5 days a week, 700 calories per day.
The StairMaster is what I do when I'm bored and want to switch it up. I absolutely hate it because I suck at it. I don't know the brand/model that my gym uses. I usually try to go all out, usually at level 10-13 until I can't take it anymore and I lower it to 5-6 to regain my breath and repeat. I do notice the amount of calories burned is less than that of the treadmill and elliptical.