I learned a lot about effective ways to work out during my time on The Biggest Loser. The three things that are most important for me: consistency in my schedule, variety in my workouts and low-impact cardio.
To accomplish this, I use the NuStep at least three days a week. The other days I mix it up with swimming, boxing or weight lifting. Here’s an example of my week in workouts:
O’Neal’s Weekly Workout Schedule
Monday: NuStep interval training – high-resistance for short bursts to increase heart rate followed by periods of rest to bring it down slowly
Tuesday: Strength training – upper body
Wednesday: NuStep endurance training – low-resistance for a longer period of time
Thursday: Boxing or swimming
Friday: Strength training – lower body
Saturday: NuStep speed intervals for at least 4,500 steps
Sundays are my rest day.
I usually go for a nice walk, although with winter just around the corner I’ll probably be jumping on the NuStep for a few minutes on Sundays to avoid the snow and ice.
I’m not perfect every week, but I do my best to stick to a schedule to maintain my weight loss and gain strength. That’s why I love having the NuStep at home.
It’s so much easier to get in a workout when you don’t have to get to the gym. Plus, even though I’m focused on cardio on my NuStep days, I’m still building upper and lower body strength at the same time.
My wife and SunShine use the NuStep as well. Like me, my wife had a total knee replacement and it has been very beneficial for her recovery. She’s not a fan of the gym, so she uses it almost every day.
My daughter SunShine has a long commute, so having the NuStep is a great time saver for her. Her favorite workout routine is high resistance and high step counts, so she really gets her heart rate up and breaks a sweat.