A lot of cardio machines are designed to simulate the action of hiking up a mountain or a flight of stairs.
I used to love these forms of cardio, largely because they are certainly a great workout. They can burn lots of calories and make you stronger.
That being said, I always found they didn’t quite prepare me for actually going up a steep hill or a mountain hike. I always felt there was something missing.
I finally figured out what was missing and I do my best to detail it out in this video: