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Dec 30, 2011 by | Posted in Diet & Fitness

how many calories would a stepper burn in an hour?

my aunt recently sold me some exercise equitment. one of them was an easy step. how many calories would it burn in an hour

Dave | Dec 30, 2011
depends how fast you step on average 600-800 and hour
Sep 07, 2011 by | Posted in Diet & Fitness

Is this enough exercise? Need advice please?

I use a twist stepper mainly as it's the most easiest when everyone's home (twist stepper is like a step machine but it has a little twist to it haha) I do that for Atleast 10 minutes each session, and I aim to do it atleast twice a day. I vary between normal pace and fast pace, definitely makes me sweat and legs feel weak haha. I also always do the plank ab exercise for atleast 2 minutes a day. I walk everywhere I can wherever I can. Is this enough exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle? I don't eat much (bad I know) but does the exercise sound ok. For extra info I'm 17, 5'8 and weigh about 130 lbs. Thanks xx


You really should be doing more cardio if possible and some light weight training. Check this out I came across this and it's designed for home workouts. The planks are really good a strong core is essential and you really need to eat more. http://www.bodyrock.tv/

| Sep 11, 2011

Easy Step Stepper - Bookshelf


199 pages

Easy step'n, an introduction to stepper motors for the experimenter

Creator: David Benson | 2001



783 pages

Programming the PIC microcontroller with MBASIC

Creator: Jack R. Smith | Computers - 2005-06-14

A 48-step stepper motor, for example, may be positioned only in increments of 7.5 degrees (360°/48). ... Easy to interface with microcontrollers. • The motor is self-locking if the windings are powered while not rotating; ...

Publisher: Newnes

About this book
The Microchip PIC family of microcontrollers is the most popular series of microcontrollers in the world. However, no microcontroller is of any use without software to make it perform useful functions. This comprehensive reference focuses on designing with Microchip's mid-range PIC line using MBASIC, a powerful but easy to learn programming language. It illustrates MBASIC's abilities through a series of design examples, beginning with simple PIC-based projects and proceeding through more advanced designs. Unlike other references however, it also covers essential hardware and software design fundamentals of the PIC microcontroller series, including programming in assembly language when needed to supplement the capabilities of MBASIC. Details of hardware/software interfacing to the PIC are also provided.BENEFIT TO THE READER: This book provides one of the most thorough introductions available to the world's most popular microcontroller, with numerous hardware and software working design examples which engineers, students and hobbyists can directly apply to their design work and studies. Using MBASIC, it is possible to develop working programs for the PIC in a much shorter time frame than when using assembly language.* Offers a complete introduction to programming the most popular microcontroller in the world, using the MBASIC compiler from a company that is committed to supporting the book both through purchases and promotion* Provides numerous real-world design examples, all carefully tested* CD contains the source code files and executables, and will include a demo version of the MBASIC compiler, allowing engineers to work out the design exercises in the book



214 pages

Stepper motors: fundamentals, applications and design

Creator: V. V. Athani | 2007-01-01

Since single step response of a stepper motor is highly oscillatory in nature, we take up a study of various methods of damping out these ... This model explains various phenomena in stepper motors; yet it is easy to understand.

Publisher: New Age International

About this book
This Is The First Indian Publication Devoted Solely To Stepper Motors. It Covers All Aspects Of Stepper Motors: Construction, Operation And Characteristics Of Stepper Motors; Electronic As Well As Microprocessor Based Controllers For Stepper Motors; Stepper Motor Applications In Control, Instrumentation, Computer Peripheral Devices, Cnc Systems, Robotics, Etc.; And Stepper Motor Analysis And Design.Furthermore, The Book Contains Certain Special Features Which Have Appeared, Perhaps For The First Time, In A Book Of This Nature Such As The Latest Remp Disk Magnet Stepper Motor Micros-Tepping Controller, Etc. Certain Indian Contributions To Stepper Motor Controller Technology Have Been Highlighted In Microprocessor-Based Controllers For Stepper Motor. For Practising Engineers And Students, Selection And Sizing Of Stepper Motor Has Been Discussed In Detail And Illustrated With Typical Illustrative Examples.


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    Great workout from a small machine!

    0 5/5 J. Wells - See all my reviews, August 7, 2010

    Great Portable Workout, but limit to 10-15 mins???

    I just received the twist stepper today, and I thought Id write a quick review on my first impression.Pros:-Looks Fairly well made and Sturdy-The arm straps are adjustable, and they give excellent resistance-The stepping resistance is adjustable and gives a really good workout-The computer turns on and off automaticallyCons:-The step feels like baby steps. Not horrible, but worth noting-The instructions say to limit workouts to 10-15 mins??? WTH?Im assuming thats to prevent a heat build up from friction, but 15 mins?It seems like a good buy and will do exactly what I want it to do. I want to workout every day with enough resistance to maintain my body weight. Its portable enough that I can use it in any room, so chances are I will end up using it very regularly. Thanks for reading!**UPDATE**I emailed sunny health and fitness about the 15 minute time limit on work outs. They told me that the... 4/5 A. A. Eheander - See all my reviews, September 21, 2012

    Hands down best little stepper made!

    0 5/5 Marstonality - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper (Health and Beauty) After reading other reviews for this and other mini steppers sold here, I ordered this one and kept my fingers crossed. So absolutely glad I bought this thing! It is beautifully designed, sturdy, and required no assembly. The pedals position your feet legs and hips to simulate the real action of the body in climbing stairs--something which the others fail to do, and, force you to use all of the muscles of the hip torso and thighs. I am a personal trainer so have studied the physiolgy involed in these movement dynamics. Add three pound hand weights to ramp up arm muscle challenge, instead of the hand straps which I found restricted natural arm swinging form. Perfect for doing while watching tv or talking on the phone. I love this thing!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 3, 2010
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    Twist action helps you tone thighs and buttocks, while achieving a challenging cardiovascular workout; work deep muscles in hard-to-reach places without putting stress on joints
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  • Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker

    Absolute Beginners Fitness: Step and Dance Aerobics Workout for Weight Loss & Toning

    DVD (Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker)

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    Easy but NOT boring!

    0 5/5 Anna Bates (Alpena, MI USA) - See all my reviews, November 9, 2009

    Nice begginners work out

    0 5/5 Fitness Freak "fitness freak" (NJ) - See all my reviews This review is from: Absolute Beginners Fitness: Step and Dance Aerobics Workout for Weight Loss & Toning (DVD) OK i am totally a beginner in step aerobics so thought this was the right DVD for me to start. It was. Very thoughtful and well done. Explained everything, nice tutorial and was not overboard at all. Great for beginners. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 26, 2009

    GREAT BEGINNER WORKOUT

    0 5/5 SHARON70 - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Absolute Beginners Fitness: Step and Dance Aerobics Workout for Weight Loss & Toning (DVD) I love this dvd. 20 years ago I was in the gym taking step aerobics 4 days a week. Let me be honest, life has gotten in the way of me working out. And, I needed a workout program that was something fun; yet, had just enough impact to get my heart pumping without making me feel fat, out of shape, and eventually defeated.. This dvd has me on the path to fitness. And, the steps/workout wasn't so difficult that I had trouble keping up. I was able to watch the dvd once and, then jump right into the workout. It was just that simple. I will definietly look for Nekea Brown's name when searching for more workout dvd's. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 18, 2011
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    Perfect for Homebrewers

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    Step Drill w/ ground flats on shank

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  • SparkFun

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    Really easy

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    Just what I needed.

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    0 1/5 artdiver1 (iowa) - See all my reviews = Fun:, June 7, 2009

    Great workout addition, but you'll need to throw in a few extra nickels

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    Perfectionists be aware.

    0 3/5 Krun (NC, USA) - See all my reviews = Fun:, May 25, 2009
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    Wagan EL2273 Mini Stepper Master

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    This Stepper Driver is great!

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