The 15 Minute Stair Workout You Should Be Doing
Posted on 17 November 2016
I am a huge supporter of a good stair workout. I'm not talking about the Stairmaster (though I also love that machine!) I am talking a good old fashioned staircase. How could I possibly love the steady, repetitious grind of the stairs? Well, because it tones and sculpts your entire lower body! Stair climbing engages every major muscle in your lower body! Glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves. High repetitions are brilliant for building lean muscle and burning fat which results in toned and sculpted muscles, and who doesn't dream of that?! Below is a workout that will burn around 150 calories in just 15min! Enjoy :)
3 min warmup-
Walk up and down a flight of stairs of at least 15 steps. Effort level should be a 5 out of 10.
Skater steps. Stand facing stairs. Step right foot to the right side of first step. Push off of right foot and step left foot to the left side of next step. Continue up, alternating sides.
Squat jumps. Facing the stairs, hop up with both feet and land in a squat. Hold for 2 counts, then jump up to next step.
2 min each leg-
Left side cross-steps. Stand with left side facing stairs, left foot on first step. Step right foot in front of left onto second step. Repeat. For a bigger challenge, try two steps at a time. Repeat with right side.
2 min each leg-
Step lunges. Step up two steps with right leg, bending knee 90 degrees into a lunge; bring hands down to touch step in front of you. Stand and repeat with left leg.
Walk up and down as fast as you can. Effort level should be a 10.
Hope you're feeling the burn!