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Stepping on the treadmill or elliptical machine every day can get boring. Next time you hit the gym switch things up and even get an even more rewarding workout using a stair climber.


This machine can be extremely efficient for building muscle or losing fat. If you want to get the most out of your stair climber workout, follow the tips below:

  • Don’t hold the side rails. Holding the side rails makes your workout easier. Let your hands swing back and forth. Keeping your hands free will actually help improve your balance.
  • Maintain an upright posture. Hunching over when using the stair climber strains the back. Keep your back straight and face forward.
  • Feel free to add weights. Grabbing a pair of dumbbells can make your workout more challenging.
  • Skip a step. I usually skip one stair when climbing regular stairs. You can use the same strategy when using the machine. This move is perfect for fit people who want to take their workout to the next level.


Now that you know how to use a stair climber correctly, here are some compelling reasons to add it to your workout routine.

1. It will build your leg and butt muscles.

Skip other cardio machines if you want to build lower body muscles. The stair climber is more effective, since it has a wider range of motion and forces you to support your entire body weight with one leg. It mainly activates the quadriceps and your glutes.

2. Stair climber can ease lower-back pain.

You may want to opt for the stair climber instead of the treadmill if you have lower back pain. Research shows that this machine can ease lower back pain, since it takes pressure off of the back by activating the glutes.

However, you may want to skip the stair climber if you have knee pain. Use these stretches to ease your knee pain, and opt for the elliptical, the bike or walking on the treadmill instead.

3. Stair climber may help you lose weight.

Combining strength training with cardio is the best workout strategy for weight loss. This machine will give you this combination.

You will end up building muscle and burning fat at the same time, but this doesn’t mean you should ignore strength training. Use push-ups and hand walkouts will help build your upper body strength.

4. A stair climber workout is challenging.

Easy workouts are not very rewarding. You have to challenge yourself, if you want to get the most out of your workouts. This machine will force you to work harder, making you feel more satisfied after your workout.

5. It helps build core strength.

This exercise activates two core muscles, the glutes, and lower back muscles. Keeping your torso upright while using the machine will also strengthen your core muscles.

6. Stair climber improves your cardiovascular health.

The stair climber will raise your heart rate, which consequently strengthens your heart. This machine also makes it easier to perform other cardio exercises such as running and jumping rope.

SOURCE: https://www.care2.com/greenliving/6-reasons-you-should-do-stair-climber-workout-regularly.html

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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