8 Bodyweight Stair Workouts

Bodyweight-only routines have become quite popular in recent years. They are “excuse-busters”. No longer can you push your fitness aside because you don’t have money, time, or equipment. 

Want to take the bodyweight-only routine to the next level? Add in a staircase and you’ve opened the door to a number of additional opportunities.

Using stairs as a form of exercise isn’t anything new. Folks have been walking, sprinting, and lunging up stairways for years. Adding the incline of a stairway forces the body to work much harder for the majority of movements performed. We recommend alternating an upper-body focused movement with a lower-body focused movement.


About the Author

Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC

Doug Balzarini, CSCS, MMA-CC, is a fitness professional and the founder of DB Strength in San Diego. He is also the head strength and conditioning coach for Alliance Training Center where he works with many top professional MMA athletes. Visit www.dbstrength.com for more information.

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