I make my clients run stairs on the regular because it’s really great cardio. It’s quick and efficient for getting the heart rate up and a nice change from running and rowing. And I think it’s safe to say that most of my clients would pick stairs over burpees. 😉
Recently, I’ve been including more stairs into my own workouts for variety. I got inspired by one of my friends and clients who trains for and participates in stair races. Have you heard of these? She most recently competed in the World Trade Center Tower Climb in NYC and was the 2nd place finisher in her age group and 14th female overall. It was a 90 floor climb!
I did 36 flights of stairs as part of my workout on Tuesday night and it was a serious mental and physical challenge.
Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s workouts:
Circuit Training + Strength + Stairs
I did this circuit training workout at Metro with the 6:30 class. I stayed after and did 5 sets of deadlifts at 95# and 10 burpees. I finished the workout with 36 flights of stairs (up and down).
3 mile run
I did this workout on my own at Metro. I got the inspiration from CrossFit Dilworth. I used 95# for the squats in the EMOM and a 55# barbell for the push press in the AMRAP. I only got three rounds completed in the AMRAP. 20 was a high and challenging number of reps for each movement!
I finished the week out with a lot of yoga because…that’s all I really felt like doing. Still trying to kick this cold completely. It gave me one last surprise on Friday night when I completely lost my voice. I don’t even feel that bad, I just sound terrible. I’ve been sad not to be able to teach for the last couple of days. It’s such a weird feeling to lose your voice!
Let me know if you have any tried and true remedies for laryngitis. I’m pretty sure time is the only thing that heals.
Do you ever climb stairs for workouts? Would you ever do a stair climb race?