Outdoor cardio workout? Hit the stairs!

Fit & Training door thijs

It is finally hot on this side of the world and I'm currently trying to enjoy it as much as possible. I've been avoiding public transport like a plague, and biking everywhere just to feel that warmth on my skin! This means that I can easily understand not wanting to go on a treadmill in a gym while you can instead be outdoors soaking up some rays. There are many options when it comes to working out outdoors, and this time it includes stairs. So get on up and active with this video! It's time to hit the stairs for an amazing cardio and leg strengthening workout.

If you've been reading my articles for a bit, I think I've made it pretty clear by now that running and I are not friends (if I'm running, it's most likely because I'm being chased). Yes, it's that bad. I've accepted that this is just who I am, so I'm always searching for new ways to get some cardio in my life without having to actually..run. There's jumping rope, using the elliptical, dancing, but then there's also working out using stairs.

Climbing stairs is a very effective way to improve your endurance and tone up your muscles. You're going to hit every part of your legs and make them stronger, while your heart will be elevated and you get a killer calorie burn. It's a great supplement to any other fitness activity you pair it with (like strength training).

I found the video below and immediately knew that I had to share it. It asks you to do 5 different exercises on the stairs 10x each and I absolutely love the diversity of them! Instead of heading to the gym, take advantage of the weather, find the stairs at your nearest park and get busy. Good luck!