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Reg­u­lar stair sprints can take your train­ing to new heights

Runner's World (UK) - - In This Issue -

Take the stairs and feel the ben­e­fits

GOT A STAIR­WELL at work? Say good­bye to the lift for a few weeks and you just might say hello to a new PB. A re­cent study, pub­lished in the jour­nal Medicine and Sci­ence in Sports and Ex­er­cise, found that short bouts of high-in­ten­sity stair climb­ing im­proved car­diores­pi­ra­tory fit­ness as ef­fec­tively as sprint in­ter­val train­ing on the flat. Sub­jects per­formed three sets of 20-sec­ond sprints up a flight of stairs, three days a week. Af­ter six weeks, they’d boosted their aer­o­bic ca­pac­ity by an im­pres­sive 12 per cent.

ON­WARDS AND UP­WARDS Take steps to build mus­cles and boost your aer­o­bic ca­pac­ity.

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