Kick Your Own Heiny: Summer Stairs Workout Five

Summer Stairs Workout Five - WELLFITandFED

Did you check out SUMMER STAIRS WORKOUT ONE? 

How about SUMMER STAIRS WORKOUT TWO? or THREE? or FOUR?

 

Who wants to get outside and get fit fast? Walking, running or stumbling up and down stairs is one of the most efficient and effective ways to burn fat and gain muscle. This summer I will be posting eight stairs workouts to shake up your weekly workout routine. It doesn’t matter if you are going from “couch to stairs” or “CrossFit to stairs” these workouts can be modified for your level.

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The stairs my Poodles will be using locally are the stairs up behind Dick’s Sporting Goods in Issaquah, Washington. 137 heiny-kicking opportunities to get in shape. BUT, any stairs will do! Even if you have to use your stairs in your house, you can do this workout too. Simply calculate so that one round is at least 130 stairs. (If your stairs at home are 14 stairs then your first round would be nine up and downs) These workouts will be quick. We will start with about ten minutes and slowly move to a max of 20 minutes. Anyone has twenty minutes to spare! 

SUMMER STAIRS WORKOUT FOUR

When performing a workout involving stairs remember: 

All “downs” are a gentle trot or walk. Do not “run” downstairs.

Use the railings when necessary

Go at your own pace

Don’t force yourself to complete your workout if you are struggling.

Listen to your body.

Gently push to keep going but don’t force. 

Let your breathing become heavy but not labored. 

Are you sweaty when you finish? If not, you need to work harder next time. 

Walk or stop between sets if you need to catch your breath. 

 

Summer Stairs Workout Five - WELLFITandFED

 

Okay, Poodles, this week’s workout is a circuit. And good news, you can go through it just once or up to four times. Remember, when you are side stepping, make sure to plant your foot firmly on the step above before you accelerate up to the next step! Take this series slowly because it builds! Please feel free to amplify the challenge of the push-ups by doing Triceps push-ups, or any of the following Push-Up variations. If on the last portion you would rather just walk than run that is fine. Just do your best! 

Not sure how to do MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS? 

Summer Stairs Workout Five

Check out the set of stairs that one of our Summer Stairs Workout Participants is doing! The workouts can be easily adapted to indoors. Send me your photos, I love to see where you are knocking out those workouts! 

 

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Here are my main stairs to do my Summer Stairs Workout Series! 

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If you liked this post you will love these: 

HOW TO DO A TABATA WORKOUT AND FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULD BE DOING THEM

A STAIRS AND STRENGTH WORKOUT VIDEO

Want to create your own stairs workout circuit? Here’s how! 

 


 

Copy of Summer Stairs Workout Four

 

 

6 Responses

  1. I’m going on holiday next week and there’s an area with about 6 flights of steps to get up to the leisure centre area. The first year we went, I was so embarrassed about how much I struggled, so now I so my own stairs routine in the weeks before we go. I’ll give yours a go.

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