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Stair Climbing

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:12 am
by EdensDemise
Hi,
i know this is a bit weird, but have you ever tried stair climbing workouts as a cardio workout? I have read a lot about it and it seems like a useful training for resistance and cardio.
I often am lazy to go out and run in the cold and rain and i hate cardio machines because they are boring and static..
I tried to climb 150 flights of stairs in a day and i can say my heart was beating really fast and i felt really good..
Does anyone have some opinions about it?

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:11 pm
by Hobbs
It kills me :p

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:35 pm
by EdensDemise
Do you think it could be useful if made everyday, maybe with some extra weights to carry?

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:37 pm
by C.O.
great on the calves, and go backwards up the stairs too.

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:18 pm
by esqinchi
There are plenty of variations you could do in training on stairs, like: each stair; every other stair; backwards stairs; step leaps; lateral step-ups; two(+) touch per stair; up up/down down; etc., and then add weights on all of those. If you add weights, I'd look into getting a weight vest so you don't blow your grip by the middle of the session. Can't say I'm not jealous of the idea!

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:03 am
by EdensDemise
i thought about wearing a backpack with some weights inside.. Feels like giving me a bit of resistance

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:56 am
by esqinchi
Backpack is a great idea. What if you got something softer, like a sandbag to put inside?

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:43 am
by EdensDemise
i do not have a sandbag unfortunately :/ but i put 10kg weight
i will do that tomorrow and see what the results are

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:45 am
by Hobbs
EdensDemise wrote:Do you think it could be useful if made everyday, maybe with some extra weights to carry?

Might get quickly boring to do it everyday. I'd try to mix up with other things like cycling/swimming/cross training/rowing for variety.
When I want to make it harder, I don't bother with weights and turn the speed up instead.

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:51 am
by Eiji
Sand bags are super easy to make. Go to your local hardware store and pick up a 50lb bag of sand and a roll of duct tape, I use gorilla tape. Wrap the entire bag with duct tape and you have a 50 lb sand bag that is very durable. You can also cut the bag open first to pour some sand out to make a bag that is lighter. Very affordable. Less than $10

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:37 am
by muu
i get the impression that slow stair climbing is far more taxing than say, a jog or something... not sure if it's true, so far i've only goofed around for like a minute on stair machines

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:02 pm
by Eiji
Both are taxing. Running stairs is super cardio and walking stairs with weights is very taxing. Farmers carries up stairs are even better than sandbags in a backpack.

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:41 am
by TankOnTwoLegs
You could be really sadistic with it and do 20 burpees after each flight.

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:15 am
by Eiji
TankOnTwoLegs wrote:You could be really sadistic with it and do 20 burpees after each flight.


Or push up, BW squats, or pistol squats. Now you're thinking.

Re: Stair Climbing

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:55 pm
by henry thinman
I live on the 15th floor and do the stairs 2 at a time, tried 3 at a time the other day till I got to the 9th floor.