The Air Walker is a piece of exercise equipment designed to give your upper and lower body a low impact workout. While standing on an Air Walker, you swing your legs back and forth in a smooth gliding motion, while simultaneously pushing and pulling handles with your arms. With regular use, this machine firms and tones the body, and workouts can be as short as 20 minutes per session. For optimal results, make sure to eat a healthy diet in addition to exercising with an Air Walker.
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Stretch for three minutes before and after exercising on the Air Walker, to avoid injury. Hold stretches for 10 to 20 seconds, and do not bounce. Focus on the neck, triceps, biceps, hamstrings and quadriceps.
Face your walker. Lean forward and put your hands onto the horizontal crossbar, located on the mainframe. Step up onto the foot pedals one at a time, continuing to hold the crossbar for balance.
Keep your hands on the crossbar and begin to swing your feet back and forth. Glide in small, controlled movements, keeping your back straight and not locking your knees.
Move your hands to the centre of the padded grips. Increase your stride by swinging your feet in a bigger motion. As you move your feet, push and pull the grips with your hands for upper body strengthening.
Increase the intensity of your leg workout by swinging your legs faster and wider or by leaning forward. For an increased arm workout, swing your legs less and push and pull more vigorously with your arms. Some Air Walker models come with a resistance knob which you can adjust to increase the intensity of your workout.
Tips and warnings
- Always consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine.
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