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will a side stepper help lose weight?

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mama2leah Thu 29-Oct-09 15:28:22

title says it all really..

thank you

luciemule Thu 29-Oct-09 17:58:32

I have a lateral thigh trainer and it's fab. That said, I've been too lazy to get my bum into gear and use it as much as I should but it's a great cardio workout and tones the thighs beautifully. You can really feel all the muscle groups working.

mama2leah Fri 30-Oct-09 08:54:43

someone told me that it wont help me lose weight, just turn it into muscle? is this true?

luciemule Fri 30-Oct-09 12:11:46

Not completely no - as long as you don't have it set too hard, you will be getting a cardio workout. Low res, high reps = calorie loss and not muscle build. (army DH told me). After some time, rather than making the resistance harder, increase the speed at which you do the workout = more cals lost!
I'm good on the theory...............now I just need to actually get on it!!!

mama2leah Fri 30-Oct-09 12:39:59

thank yyou..so faster speeder but low resistance...

luciemule Fri 30-Oct-09 14:46:21

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