Maxi climber offers a complete workout without the stress to your muscles. It is a regulated machine to suit your needs – meaning it can be adjusted depending on your height and capability.
It works using your weight as a resistance; therefore you will lose the weight you need to lose – not exceeding your ideal BMI. So you are sure to stay fit, burn the calories you need, and maintain the health of your muscles and bones (no injuries).
Remember, it’s not about being just slim, but attaining the shape and tone of your muscles. And to achieve this, a combination of workouts is usually necessary, but not with your Maxi climber.
It promises you to have leaner legs, a toned and beautiful booty, shaped arms, and that amazing abs without the injuries and strains.
Here is a suggested workout plan for you to follow:
First Day: Warm up the body.
If you are a first timer, then you should warm your body up in using the Maxi climber. Same goes to you if you already have a routine. It is important to understand how the machine works and adjust it to your height. Set up the record keeper – for the calorie, time and step counter (it’s just one button).
The posture: feet on the paddle, hands gripping the top handle from the front of the machine.
In the Morning: Do a 15 minute workout using the stepper with in between rest. This should be done using the same pace all throughout the routine.
- 20 steps for 5 minutes, then rest for 5 seconds.
- 15 steps for 5 minutes, then rest for 5 seconds.
- 10 steps for the remaining minute.
In the Afternoon: Do a step-training with in between rest.
- 20 steps for as long as you can, go down the Maxi climber and rest for 5 seconds.
- 15 steps for as long as you can, go down the machine and rest for 5 seconds.
- 10 steps for 18 minutes.
- Record the minutes consumed during the steps.
Second Day: Getting the hang of it.
Do the same posture as the first day. In this stage, you will work longer, but with intervals in the routine. This time the speed/pace varies. Do this in the morning or at night, you can do this for a whole 30 minutes, or broken into 15 minutes.
- Moderate pace for 3 minutes.
- 30 fast-paced steps.
- Go down the machine and rest for 5 seconds.
- Repeat the activity for 30 minutes.
Third Day: Working the biceps and triceps, while strengthening the core.
Maxi Climber is not just a one-routine exercise machine. There are variations targeting certain parts of your body. And on the third day, you should already start exercising the other areas. Let’s start off with the upper body and the core.
- Do a 10 minute workout using the same posture from your first day. You can do alternate pacing if you like, but this should be a continuous 10 minutes activity.
- Go down the machine and rest for 10 seconds.
- Change your hand position by grabbing the top handles from the back. And do another 10 minutes with the machine.
- You could repeat this activity for two times, or you can do next set in the afternoon.
Fourth Day: Working the oblique for that fab ab.
By the fourth day, we know that you have established a good routine, and you see that your abdomen is actually getting stronger. It is now time to reinforce its activity by working the obliques. To do this you need to grab the fixed handles that are aligned to the body of the machine.
- Do 5 minutes of regular routine (first day posture).
- Do 5 minutes of change posture (hands on the fixed handles).
- You could do varieties in your pace as you increase the minutes doing the routine.
- Do this for 30 minutes.
Combine what you’ve learned from each day, giving time to each activity. For example, 5 minutes for the first day routine, another 5 for the second day, and so on. Do this for 30 minutes and you can extend more if you like.
Sixth Day: Endurance.
You still need to combine the different activities, but this time, increase your pace and time in doing each activity.
Seventh Day: Cooling down.
This day is optional. You could actually rest during this day, or do a shortened period of workout (10 minutes in the morning, and 10 in the afternoon, for example). This can also focus on just one routine, usually the first day routine.
An important thing that you should remember is that exercise should always be accompanied with the proper diet – and not skipping meals way of a diet. It should contain all the necessary nutrients that your body needs, without the excess.
- Eat low-caloric food with your exercise plan. Every meal should consist of all the food groups in small amounts. Therefore, it actually provides all the nutrition you need.
- Avoid packaged and processed foods. They are high in fats, salts, and unwanted nutrients.
- Complex carbohydrates are important. They give you the energy for your workout and fuel your body for your everyday activities.
- Add some protein. Not because you hear the word protein means that you will stack on meat. There are other ways you can get proteins, such as legumes and dairy products. This is necessary for the repair of your body.
- Control the portion. If you think, food is your weakness; well it is recommended that you use smaller bowls and plates in serving. This will limit your food intake as you will only finish what’s on your plate.
Keeping that in mind, here are some suggestions to go about your meal plan:
Breakfast: A choice of whole grain cereals or bread, with a cup of non-fat milk, and 1 piece of fruit.
Lunch: Build up your fiber with vegetable soups or salads, or even pastas with vegetables. You can even make your own sandwich with vegetables and some meat, but make sure that the dressing you use is low or non-fat. Then finish up with some dessert – fruits, yoghurt or non-fat ice cream. If you want, fruit juice is also recommended.
Dinner: Protein for rejuvenation. Fish, broiled or grilled is an option for your protein. And if ever you want to have some meat, make sure you choose white meat or lean meat over dark meat. Steamed vegetables are important, like steamed broccoli. And some vegetable soup or broiled ones with cheese. Then you can finish with a low fat pudding or yoghurt.
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