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Take the Stairs Two Steps at a Time

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You all know I am crazy about taking the stairs. Climbing stairs instead of taking the elevator is a great way to add quick bursts of exercise to your day. Well here's a new twist on stair stepping: When climbing up, take the stairs two at a time. The effect is like combining the StairMaster (everyone's beloved cardio machine — not) and lunges. Really focus on the back of your leg and your booty as you climb. Think of your hamstrings and glutes pushing you up, rather than your quads pulling you up the steps. I think it feels great, but if you feel it in your knees you might just want to give this move a miss.

When it comes to taking the stairs, don't forget there are benefits to going down them as well!


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GlamKitten88 GlamKitten88 6 years
I had no idea that I am a two timer climber. I like it. Twitter: @GlamKitten88
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I do this. ;)
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I do this when I'm in a hurry, but now I'll do it all the time. It really does work your quads more when you go two at a time.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
whahaha :D great advice for classy ladies. i now imagine myself in my pencil skirt in my high hills taking two steps at a time :D
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I do this at home.
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
I will do this on occasion, but being clutzy I am always afraid I will trip! :)
avienndha avienndha 9 years
I always take them 2 at a time...just habit. I had a hard time at the gym with my (one free!) trainer session...she made me use each step, and kinda' jog. That was so frustrating, I just wanted to skip up them : )
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
When I go up the stairs with my bf I have no choice but to do this because my legs are so much shorter then his!!!
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