Legs & Cardio: Bleacher Laps

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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

LEVEL 1

Walk up & down 1x. Rest 30 sec & repeat.

LEVEL 2

Walk up & down continuously for 30 sec. Rest 30 sec & repeat.

LEVEL 3

Alternate between walking & jogging for 30 sec. Rest 30 sec & repeat.

LEVEL 4

Jog up & down continuously for 30 sec. Rest 30 sec & repeat.

LEVEL 5

Jog up & down continuously for 30 sec. Walk up & down for 30 sec. Repeat for 2+ minutes. Rest 30 sec & repeat.
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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.
-Erin

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