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How difficult is a stair climbing (tower running) race for a regular runner?

In two weeks I'm going to take part in a stair climbing (tower running) race. It involves climbing 35 floors / 700 stairs. I've never done something like this and I'm not sure on what to expect in ...
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Run up stairs with high frequency or walk two steps at a time?

I'm training for a 6km run with 450m ascent. At the end there are irregular trail-stairs that make up the last 100m ascent, afterwards it's just a 100m flat before the finish. As I was very tired when ...
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Can step counting goals be considered effective exercise?

I have a step counter on my phone, my work offers a challenge/incentive to achieve more steps than other coworkers, and the primary function of virtually every fitness tracker is step counting. I'm ...
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Climbing stairs up to 8 story to reduce weight?

Well. Now i have put on a lot. I used to be 65 Kg. Three years back. But now i am 95 Kg. i do not have much time for exercise. I have started in taking healthy food. which includes Vegetables, milk, ...
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Running up stairs

Would running up some typical stairs in a home be good cardio ? If so how many times should I run up stairs to start burning fat. My house is a two floor house.
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Is a stair machine comparable in effort to walking up real stairs?

We're about to do a "stair climb" for charity in a few months and some of the team have been working out on the stair climber in the gym. I'm not convinced this is the same amount of effort required ...
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Can running up/down stairs substitute for hill runs in half-marathons?

Background : Amateur/hobby runner, done 4 10k runs with personal best: 56 min. I'm practising for my first half-marathon (due in 6 months), and am mainly looking to finish without stopping; no time ...
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Stairs exercise effect

What muscles am I working on when climbing stairs as an exercise (that's several floors each day)? Do I have to compensate it with another exercise? What effect will be visible after a while?
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Climbing the stairs in digitigrade fashion - less efficient, harmful?

When going up a staircase at work, I recently realized that my heel barely ever touched the surface of the stairs. At first, I dismissed it, figuring that it just made sense to put the entire foot on ...
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Running vs Cycling vs Stairs

What is best way to burn calories? Some of my friends do cycling and I do running. I have seen statistics from fitness App and I found that I am burning more calories then them if we keep distance ...
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Climbing Stairs and Calories Burnt

I climb stairs to work (20 floors) every day . The least amount of work my body is doing my gaining potential energy (P.E) = mgh where m is mass , g is acc. due to gravity and h is height . Assuming ...
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Can Climbing stairs lead to good weight loss..?

I am newly climbing stairs and I clock myself to about 60 minutes of climbing up and down a single floor(2 sets of stairs). While I did this for a week easily, I found that in the subsequent week I ...
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Will taking the stairs daily improve fitness for an obese adult

I'm an obese adult, weighing 316lbs. I have started to try and lose some weight and would like to do something about my fitness levels. I have begun to take the stairs (5 flights) and when I get ...
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climbing 8 floor stairs daily is it a good practice

Every day I climb 8 stories of stairs. I'm 23, and my friends say if we daily climb 8 stories that in the future there will be knee problems and all. Are they right? If so can you suggest any better ...
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How many calories are burnt by walking upstairs with a 30kg (66 pounds) backpack and ankle weights?

I train for mountaineering by walking upstairs as described in the question's title. The ankle weights are 2kg each (about 4.5 pounds). I am 75kg (165 pounds), 178cm (5'8"). I am very interested in ...
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Practice for climbing stairs?

This will sound a little silly but: is there any training I can do for climbing stairs... that does not actually include just climbing them? I am in terrible shape (yes, I should change that... ...
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Doing stairs: Detrimental to your knees?

Is there any evidence that walking/running up and down the stairs is bad for your knees? The "folk-logic" being that particularly when you go down the stairs, each time you land, there is more of an ...
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How to keep the legs healthy when climbing stairs

My favorite sport is climbing staircases by foot, then going down by elevator and going up again by feet, etc. I feel it hurts the legs much less than jogging, since I don't 'fall' on my legs while ...
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Is it true that going up multiple steps is harmful?

Once in a week I make a 2.5 hours walk that in the middle of it there is a few hundred steps up. A friend of mine (that has nothing to do with fitness) just told me recently that upclimbing steps is ...
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Training to walk up to my 5th floor office without panting

I work on the 5th floor of a 7 story building, and prefer the stairs over the elevator. I'm in moderately good shape, walking 1.5 miles each way to/from work every day, and usually working in a 1-3 ...
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Running or climbing stairs that are enclosed, any risks?

I have started doing running stairs in the building I live in. There are 26 floors. However the stairs are enclosed with only a fire exit as a door (no windows). And only the 26th (penthouse/amenities)...