|Workout of the Week...STRENGTH!!
Each week I will feature a swim, bike, run, strength, core, or flexibility workout.
Stairs are a great way to stregthen every muscle in your lower body PLUS burn a ton of calories. AND...it's a functional workout because there are lots of stairs in most of our daily lives!!
You can find stairs ANYWHERE!!! My first choice is the stepmill at the gym. Looks like an escalator. Second choice is stairs in your house or outside. Thirs choice is a single step like a porch step. The third option gets BORING after a short time so only use that option if nothing else is avail.
Divide the time you have to workout in 3rds...after a 5-10 min WU and CD. So if you have 20 minutes, take out the 5 min WU and CD an dyou have 10 mins for the workout, so each set will be 3:20.
Each set should get harder/faster
1. Moderate pace - by the end of your set your should feel slightly out of breath and legs are beginning to fatigue
2. Moderate-Hard - by the end of your set you are out of breath and legs are burning
3. Hard - RUN if you can!! You BARELY make this set without wanting to cry.
Ideally no rest in between but if you MUST, keep it to about 30 seconds.