Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Why Aren't You Doing Stairs?


If you're not doing stairs, then you need to get with the program ASAP. Stairs have been around for a long time, so has running up and down them. It is very easy to do, and can be done almost anywhere. Although a stadium is preferable, since they have the most stairs. But most importantly, it gives you one heck of a workout. It will set your lungs on fire, torch your legs, and make you sweat a river. Get ready.

The Basics

Here is how to do basic stairs. Start at the bottom of the stairs. Run up them, moving your legs very quickly. If you are just starting, then you can skip steps if you need to, but don't get used to it. You'll need to up the intensity at some point. Too easy? Read on for more variations to really challenge your body.

Every Step

Now instead of skipping steps, make sure your foot touches every step. When you do this, go just as fast as if you skipped steps. This means you will have to run faster and harder.

Two Feet

For this variation, all you have to do is touch each step with both feet. This will probably take some practice and good coordination. Maintain a good speed.

One Foot Hop

This one is going to make your calves sore. Stay on one foot the entire way up, and hop on one foot. Touch each step. Use a railing if you need to. Make sure you do this for both legs.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

This one is self explanatory. Go up two steps, then go back one. Go up two, back one. You get the idea.

Throw these variations into your workout to really up the ante, and be at the top in no time.

Dedication is Everything.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...