Today’s tip is for legs and cardio. Some of you may be thinking “Bleacher laps??! Not me..” but I have several levels/modifications so anyone can join in.
There are two reasons why I like this exercise:
- It’s great cardio. Whether you walk, run, or both…your heart rate will increase for sure! This is a good alternative to more traditional cardio like the elliptical.
- Stairs are a great leg workout. Bodyweight exercises (along with weight lifting) help strengthen muscles and give your body the “toned” look many people are working towards.
Walk up & down 1x. Rest 30 sec & repeat.
Walk up & down continuously for 30 sec. Rest 30 sec & repeat.
Alternate between walking & jogging for 30 sec. Rest 30 sec & repeat.
Jog up & down continuously for 30 sec. Rest 30 sec & repeat.
Jog up & down continuously for 30 sec. Walk up & down for 30 sec. Repeat for 2+ minutes. Rest 30 sec & repeat.
Remember these are only suggestions. You can mix it up however you like. The most important thing is that you get up & get moving! If you don’t have access to a flight of stairs or a stadium, use a single step or a sturdy box. You can change up your pace similar to going up the bleachers.