Take the (Stadium) Stairs

29 Jun

running_stairs[1]Get to your local high school stadium and hit the bleachers to build a stronger, more powerful lower half.

The “stadium stairs” workout is a great way to strengthen glutes, quads, and hamstrings, and can lead to performance improvements on even ground.

When you run the stadium stairs, you have to assume a forward-leaning position and drive your feet down and back.  That’s the same technique you need to run fast on flat land, so it’s an ideal way to improve your speed and acceleration.

Sprinting stairs is also a fun and challenging way to burn calories and fat.

You can increase the challenge and intensity of your workout by adding the following variations:

  • Sprint up every other step
  • Skip
  • Hop (both feet)
  • Hop (one foot)
  • High Knees
  • Lateral shuffle
  • Lunge

Walk or jog down the stairs for a little rest and recovery between sets.


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