Stair Climbing Benefits

"Make an Ironman whimper." New York Times

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"If you want to take your cycling to the next level, you can benefit from stair climbing." - Livestrong.com

"Strengthens your muscles, heart, and lungs for better running." - Runner's World

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"An unbeatable cardio workout." - Men's Fitness

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"Stair workouts not only kick your butt, they also firm it like nothing else." - Shape Magazine

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"Affords many more benefits than running or walking." - Run Society

"Stairs are much steeper than most hills.  Indoor stairs have a roughly 65 percent grade, while Boston’s Heartbreak Hill is just 4.5 percent. That’s why climbing them accelerates your heart rate so rapidly and makes you breathe faster to take in more oxygen. This, in turn, improves your VO2 max—the maximum amount of oxygen you can utilize during intense exercise... A greater VO2 max means you can run harder and for longer durations." - Runner's World

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"Whether you need a cross-training activity that will take your running to greater heights, want to lose weight on the cheap... or are just searching for the next challenge – stair climbing yields incredible results. - Healthandstyle.com 

 

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"A killer full-body workout. - Self Magazine

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"Geat cross-training! Like doing squats and lunges, while working your cardiovascular system at the same time." - Minneapolis Running

"The only gym you need is a good staircase." - GQ 

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You’ll be hard pressed to find a workout that combines cardio, strength and calorie burning as awesomely as does stair climbing." - Healthandstyle.com