Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Benefits of Stair Exercises

Stair exercises are one of the best exercises that can get you fit very quickly. If you do not have access to a gym, you can use your own body weight and do stair exercises.

Being a personal trainer, I always hear that “I can not work out because I do not have access to a gym when I go on a business trip”. That is totally nonsense. I always recommend bring a pair of your sneakers and your work out clothing.

Sometimes your hotel might have a gym, or maybe they might not have a gym for their customers to use. However, I do know that pretty much any building that has more than one floor has a flight of stairs.

Below are some of the benefits of stair exercises:

  • Improve your strength
  • Improve your power output
  • Improve your flexibility
  • Improve your balance
  • Improve your coordination
  • Reduce your body fat levels
  • Your exercise workouts can be finished in as little as in fifteen minutes
  • No equipment is required only your body weight and a flight of stairs
  • Improve in your anaerobic conditioning
  • Have more a ton more endurance in your legs
  • Improve in your aerobic conditioning
  • Build buns of steel.

Here are two types of work outs that you can do to get fit.

Aerobic work outs—this is very simple! Just walk up a flight of stairs without holding on the handle. Walk in a comfortable pace while getting your heart rate up. If you feel that it is too easy, you can simply walk faster.

Leg strength and muscle build work outs—this is a variation of the first work out. You can simply walk 2 steps at a time. After a flight or two, you should feel that your quads and your butt burn! If this gets too easy, you can add some external weight such as a pair of dumb bells or a weight vest to increase intensity.

Gary Cheung is fitness professional in New York City. He has helped many people change their lives. He currently runs a free informational website on fitness and weight loss. For more information on stair exercises and bodyweight exercises. Please visit: http://www.weightlossmasterpiece.com

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