Many people want to know what the difference in training is between the Stairmaster treadmill and the treadmill.
To be honest, before I was asked this question, I was always a treadmill type, I didn’t even know what a treadmill was until I looked more into this exercise machine.
First, a treadmill brings tradition, most people know or have exercised on a treadmill. This is an advantage for the companies that sell this exercise machine.
That’s where I think the benefits of the treadmill over the treadmill end.
Given the chance, I think the Stairmaster treadmill competes with or outperforms traditional treadmills in all categories if you’re looking for a good low-impact cardio workout.
People who find running or walking on the treadmills will also enjoy using the treadmill because they are climbing stairs without hitting their feet on a treadmill.
They both give you great cardio workouts, although I think the stepmill gives more of a workout to all the major leg muscles.
Both machines can be used by average gym goers or high-level athletes.
Both provide a series of digital information data about your workout on the LCD screen, such as speed and calories burned.
The treadmill may seem easier to use because you are more familiar with what the treadmill looks like, but the treadmill is just as easy to use.
Using the treadmill, simply climb the virtual staircase and press the quick start button and choose your speed, between 24 and 162 steps per minute.
Both give you pre-programmed workouts, as well as manual training capability.
So really the difference between a Stairmaster treadmill and a treadmill will ultimately come down to personal choice. I used to lean towards the treadmill because I had some old knee injuries and the treadmill often causes pain in my lower back and knees after extensive training.
I did not experience that with the treadmill, they both gave me fantastic cardio workouts and in general I would alternate use going on the treadmill 3-4 times a week and the treadmill maybe once a week.