The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier machine provides a variable, indoor, cardiovascular workout. You do not have to wait for the snow to cross country ski. The stationary ski machine helps you burn a high number of calories to achieve weight loss. According to the American Council on Exercise, cross country skiing burns approximately 10 calories each minute if you weigh 160 pounds. If you do this endurance exercise long enough and at the right intensity level, you burn fat.
Calculate your exercise target heart rate range by subtracting your age from 220 and multiplying the result by 60 percent and by 80 percent.
Place your feet in the center of the foot pads and set the resistance level to low. Attach the heart rate monitor to your ear. Hold onto the stationary bars or the movable handles.
Begin moving your legs and arms back and forth as if cross country skiing. Move your right leg and left arm forward as your right arm and left leg move backward. Use a low-intensity level and a slow pace for five minutes as you warm your body and prepare for the fat-burning workout.
Increase the resistance and/or your speed until your pulse is within your target range. Check your pulse on the attached monitor.
Continue to increase your speed if you are below your heart rate range. Decrease your speed if you are above your targeted pulse.
Remain at a moderate to high level of intensity for a minimum of 10 minutes. Aim to do the skier for 20 to 60 minutes. Split your workout into two or three sessions a day if necessary.
Slow down your pace at the end of your workout session and ski for five minutes at a lower intensity to decrease your pulse and cool down your body.
Use your Classic Pro Skier five to seven days a week for the optimum fat-burning benefits.
Wear shoes when using the Classic Pro Skier. Have water available and stay hydrated as you exercise.
Check with your doctor regarding the safety of cardiovascular exercise before you begin any skiing workout.