Reviewed by: Tim Pittorino, BHSC
There are so many ways to mix up your training and even your location, one being using the stairs to pump out a tough session.
Using a staircase can be an excellent way to get your heart pumping, break a sweat in the absence of gym equipment and it’s the perfect solution to rainy or gloomy day blues if the thought of going outside sucks.
Using the stairs and ditching the elevator can work wonders for your fitness level and helps to target both cardio fitness and nice toning for an all round approach to your routine.
Try this workout to challenge yourself to new heights!
Indoors Warm Up
Low fast steps – 2 minutes
Jogging on the spot – 2 minutes
Jogging up and down stairs
Perform each exercise for 30 seconds and between each effort; jog up and down the stairs for 30 seconds. Complete 2 rounds all up for a super intense workout!
Jogging up and down stairs – do this between each of the exercises listed.
Squat Jumps | Squat and jump up on to the first step, pause and jump squat back down to start position.
Mountain Climbers with hands on steps
Drop squat jumps
Perform squat jump by landing on the next step down and return back up after each rep.
Burpee box jumps
In and out jump ups | Start at the bottom of stairs with feet hip width apart then jump up a step and bring feet together, then jump up again and feet back to hip width. Continue the exercise this way.
Arm step ups | Hold in the plank position at the first step, use one hand to step up on to the first step, then the other hand and repeat in the same order back down to the start position. Repeat using the other hand as the lead and continue this way.
Spend 5 minutes cooling down and complete a full body stretch to end your session!