Taking the stairs

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  • Hello everyone

    First time poster. I’ve been on the fast diet for just under 2 weeks. So far so good.

    I wanted to set myself a challenge with exercise. I have 13 stairs in my home.

    The Empire State Building has 1886 stairs.

    I hope to someday make it a goal to go up and down the stairs just over 143 times and complete the Empire State Challenge.

    I have a number of rules.

    Do not use the banisters as support- however don’t risk falling if dizzy from tiredness!
    What ever number of cycles ( 1cycle = 1 climb and 1 descent) I do I must equal or better it on the next visit.

    When I started I could feel the burn after 5 cycles and stopped at 10.
    Today is day 11 and I’m up to 35 cycles.

    So after this long intro can I ask is stair climbs and descents an example of HIIT exercise? If so how many times a day and a week should I do it?

    Many thanks.

    @safewing
    “Do not use the banisters as support- however don’t risk falling if dizzy from tiredness!”

    Be safe, grab the banister. I do.

    “is stair climbs and descents an example of HIIT exercise?”

    It is good exercise. I’ve never thought of stair climbing as a HIIT exercise. I climb continuously for 36 flights without stopping. I rest at the top then run down.

    ” If so how many times a day and a week should I do it?

    There’s no limit. I thought a daily regimen would be interesting. It didn’t last long for me.

    Keep us posted on your progress?

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