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Until elevators and steel girder construction around the turn of the 19th century, the tallest buildings were usually five stories. People worked in those fifth stories for years. Also, plenty of jobs have people walking up and down hills all day for decades, starting as small children. It's actually sort of sad that people consider eight flights of steps ...


As with any form of exercise, it is possible to accrue injury by doing it incorrectly. For stair-climbing, the key to avoiding knee strain is to keep your body over your knee while ascending. When going up a step, place your foot on the step, shift your weight over it, and then push up. Odds are you're already doing it, since climbing with your weight ...


It's highly unlikely you will have any long term ill effects from climbing 8 stories stairs daily. Nonetheless you might want to consider the same supplemental excercises for the thighs that e.g. joggers or cyclist do, such as stretching thighs or massaging with a blackroll This will prevent the musculature from becoming stiff and avoid unnecesarry ...


I don't retract my shoulderblades fully, but engage pretty forcefully the muscles that retract the scapulae in most major exercises: front squat, back squat, deadlift, overhead press, pull-ups, and so on. If you're rounding your upper back forward during any of those then something is weak and wrong.

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