Category: Stair Climbing

Stair Climbing – An Effective Workout For Weight Loss

Statistics show that weight loss workouts are in demand than any other exercise. This should tell you something; if you are struggling with weight loss, you are not alone. Millions of people struggle with their weight every day. But what could be causing your weight gain? It could be increased food intake, drugs, depression among other reasons. But whatever the cause is, we will look at how Stair Climbing will help you with weight loss. While Stair Climbing, various muscle groups are targeted. These include the cardiovascular system, the abdominal muscles and the gluteus maximus. What is common in these…

Stair Climbing for Improving Strength, Power and Cardio

A good set of steps comes with many health benefits. Whether it is the zigzagging flights in your office building or well-trod bleachers at a nearby stadium, a staircase workout improves the body’s overall health and fitness. Because the body is being lifted upwards as you climb stairs, leg muscles are engaged and consequently strengthened. But the best thing about Stair Climbing- Strength and Cardio Workout? It improves physical strength, power, and cardio. The Cardiovascular System Stair climbing naturally raises our heart rate. As such, you are protected against blood pressure clogged arteries and weight gain. This generally improves the…

The Top 5 Locations in Sydney for Stair Climbing

There are those in Sydney who don’t have time to go to a gym or prefer combining some high-intensity workout with a beautiful view. Fortunately, they now have an exciting alternative. Stair climbing provides a high-intensity workout that burns calories, builds muscle power and increases your oxygen intake. Stair climbing is a perfect exercise quickly improve your fitness level. Listed below are top 5 locations in Sydney for stair climbing. They reward you, with inspiring views of the sea, city, and harbour. 1. South Coogee Stair – Directions Among local sports clubs and hardcore runners, this has been a well-known…

5 Health Benefits of Stair Climbing

It’s no secret that walking is a safe and effective exercise option. But how do we take it up a notch to really start seeing some results? The answer is stair climbing. Whether outdoors or on an indoor stair-climbing machine, there are many benefits to this leg-pumping workout method. Here are 5 health benefits of stair climbing:   1. Raise Your Heart Rate Raising the heart rate is crucial for weight loss, (especially fat loss). Stair climbing is known for being a super heart-rate raiser. Because the action of stair climbing requires the body to use key muscle groups in…

The Good Old “Track Hack”

“Track hack” is not a new condition but it’s not usually spoken about very often. It is basically when too much or overly vigorous exercise causes someone to get a cough. You don’t often find it with your average person – it is most common in athletes and long distance runners, those who definitely go hard when it comes to the world of fitness! Some mountain runners like to call it “hike hack”, which I must say does have a better ring to it. After each event, the condition will usually show itself within just a few minutes but it…

Sydney Tower Stair Challenge

Yep, It’s happening folks, This race will be in August 2013, making it the third on the race calendar. When: Sunday 18th of August 2013 Where: The Sydney Tower Eye, Sydney Distance: Equivalent of 60-70 floors, Stairs = 1504 Record: 6 mins 52 seconds by Pail Crake Stairwell: The stairwell in Sydney Tower Eye run anti-clockwise with no floors as it is a spiral. With a narrow handrail and metal stairs on the left for the majority of the way.

Sydney Tower Run-Up 2012 is Cancelled.

A news just popped in via one of our fellow Sydney Stair Climbers. It seems that even on 2012, the Sydney Tower Run will not happen. It’s a huge dissapointment, considering last year’s Run-up was cancelled as well. Through an official email from the Public Relations Manager for Merlin Entertainment (those responsible for Sydney Tower Eye) the following was announced “After careful consideration it has been decided by Sydney Tower Eye management that we will not be going ahead with the event this year” Dissapointing to see the iconic and very popular race cancelled for another year, although there is…

We Can’t Believe it! No Sydney Race!

Astonishing news from the Facebook page of Sydney Tower Run-up 2010 They stated: “Hi there. Due to some exciting developments at Sydney Tower, new owners Merlin Entertainments is sorry to confirm that there will be no Sydney Tower Run-Up in 2011. Stay tuned for more information on these new developments over coming weeks and months.”   After the amazing race last year with Adam finished 2nd behind Thomas Dold in the elite section this is certainly a huge blow! Many other stair climbers were looking to back up with more determination than ever to beat their previous records. They consider…