Mini steppers are popular for achieving an incredible cardiovascular workout, and a big calorie burn, but did you know they’re great for increasing strong lean muscle tone as well? Sunny Health & Fitness steppers have resistance built into each step, making your hamstrings, glutes, quads, and calves work with each step.
If your mini stepper has resistance bands, or you have light weights you can use as you step, you’ll build even more strong lean muscle, and be able to target your core and upper body while stepping. Check out our top workouts below for increasing lean muscle tone while stepping on your mini stepper.
1. How to Train Your Abs
This workout is great for those looking to train their abs using a mini stepper with bands for assistance and a bit of added resistance. It is important that you have some slack on the bands. This workout is perfect as an addition to your normal cardio stepping workouts. Perform this ab routine after your cardio step workout. Perform slow and controlled repetitions to ensure that you are engaging your core and the stepper remains in place during each exercise.
2. Full Body Stepper Workout – 15 Minutes
Achieve an incredible full-body workout blending cardio, resistance band strength training, and bodyweight exercises! Follow along with Sunny trainer Sydney as you step and rep your way to fit. Thanks to the variety of exercises and quick changes in this workout, it’ll be over before you know it!
3. Full Body Stepper Circuit – 15 Minutes
Follow along with Sunny trainer Matt as he coaches you through this 15-minute full-body cardio step workout. This workout includes six 1-minute stepping intervals at different intensities mixed with seven different bodyweight exercises for the upper body, lower body, and core. Increase muscular development and strength in many of your major muscle groups while achieving a great calorie-burning cardiovascular workout on your mini stepper!
4. Upper Body & Cardio Mini Stepper Workout – 20 Minutes
If you love stepping and are looking to build a little muscle while burning calories, this is the perfect workout for you. This Upper Body & Cardio Stepper workout combines beginner upper body exercises with bursts of cardio to keep your heart rate up and work on increasing strength and tone in your upper body. Join Sunny Trainer Sydney for 20 minutes of fun on your stepper!
5. Upper Body Supersets Mini Stepper Workout
This workout is great for those looking for a challenging workout that focuses more on upper body exercise using a mini stepper with bands. We advise that you attempt this workout with a bit more slack if the exercises in this workout are new to you. If any of the exercises are too difficult to perform for each superset during the workout, pause the video and adjust the length of your bands. Once you feel comfortable with the exercises, you can work on adding more tension in the resistance bands for an intensified workout. Perform controlled repetitions to ensure that you are engaging your core and the stepper remains in place during each exercise.