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An aerobic step platform is a classic piece of exercise equipment that is perhaps best known as a component of an aerobics class. They can also be called a step-up board or sometimes a workout stool.
Benefits of an aerobic step
These exercise tools are very simple yet extremely effective. Most people probably know how good and rewarding it is to walk on stairs, for example it is often recommended to take them instead of the lift. With the help of a step board, you can easily simulate a step without having to look for a staircase. As the step up platform is much larger than a step, it is also much safer as the risk of falling is minimised.
As well as using it for all the usual bodyweight exercises, you can also use it as a simpler type of weight bench. This is not the purpose but can be useful as a temporary stopgap measure.
There are lots of different exercises you can do with a step up board. The basic exercise, of course, is walking up and down the board. This in itself can be quite enough to activate a large part of the body and get a good workout. Furthermore, it can be varied in several ways, for example, you can increase the intensity by holding a dumbbell or putting on a weight vest.
Some other classic strength exercises you can do on your stepboard are push-ups and dips. It is particularly rewarding to do dips, which can otherwise be difficult to do in a stable and safe way at home.
Best aerobic stepper to buy?
Many people specifically look for a cheap step up board to buy and that is often more than enough. What usually differentiates a cheap step up board from a more expensive one is that the latter has more surface area above.
Something else that is important to look for is whether the step board is adjustable in height. Some cheap models are fixed so you can’t adjust their height. It is a great advantage if you can adjust this on your board and it also increases the longevity. Even if you prefer and always use a certain height level on your step up board, you may evolve in the future and need to change. Or you may want to lend it to someone else. Instead of buying a new one then, with an adjustable one you can quickly and easily change the height.
You can find the Thunder Fitness Adjustable Step Up Board below: