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Work It Girl: Step it Up (a Stair Technique)

They say that there's more than one way up the mountain. Well, I'm here to tell you that there is more than one way up the stairs. Yep, that is right - there are different techniques to it.

Try this:
Step onto the stair with your entire foot and press your heel into the stair to push yourself up to the next stair. You should feel your upper hamstring and your lower glutes working.

Not only does this "technique" work the often underused muscles of your backside, it is better for the health of your knee.

Fit's words of caution: This is a little difficult to do in heels since the heel can get stuck on the back lip of the stair.

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DStirk DStirk 10 years
that is so true! i always get my heels caught on the back of the stair... so embarrasing!
AJS AJS 10 years
Thank Goodness!! I dont really like to wear heals unless its a big night that is! Wearing heals and working my glutes, now that's a hard days work!!
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