This workout is perfect for outdoors or indoors – if you are outdoors, find a local high school stadium or even a building with a large flight of stairs (I have a church in my neighborhood that has a great flight of cement stairs I use). If you are indoors, use the stairs in your house, the flight of stairs that leads up to your apartment, or even the stairs in a hotel. There is no excuse to not try this workout!
For this workout, I used a flight of stairs that had 20 stairs. If your has less stairs (i.e. only 10), double the time or reps of each exercise for a killer workout!
Want to push yourself? I have included challenge exercises to try if you are an experienced stair climber!
Walk up and down flight of stairs 5 times.
Jog up and down stairs 5 times (if you have knee problems, just walk back down the stairs).
Push yourself: Sprint up and down stairs 5 times.
Skip A Step:
Walk up the flight of stairs, climbing two steps with each step.
Quickly walk down the flight of stairs.
Repeat 5 times.
Push yourself: Run up the steps, two at a time. Jog back down the steps.
Side Step Ups:
Turn your body perpendicular to the step, so that your right foot is closest to the steps. Step up onto the step, bring your left foot up, and then step back down to the ground.
Repeat 15 times, then switch and turn, stepping up with your left foot.
Push yourself: When you step up, climb two steps instead of one.