I live in New York City and work 12 hours a day all year.
BigMitch wrote:...Now you have me thinking of climbing up a down escalator with a heavy pack and boots.
bird wrote:It's strange, something about the "stepmill" tweaks my knee. I can do regular stairs fine, when I'm in hotels I'll often use them for exercise, but the stepmill just hit's it the wrong way. Before a climbing trip I'll use the treadmill set on the steepest angle and a pack.
I train for overall fitness most of the year, and then tilt towards hiking/climbing training as the trip approaches. Doing stairs for 52 weeks seems pretty boring, and neglects a lot of your body.
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LesterLong wrote:I live in New York City and work 12 hours a day all year. I have climbed Mt. Washington, Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Elbert, Ben Nevis, and got nearly to the top of Mt. Baker. I do get some breaks throughout the year and I am excited to set goals to climb during those breaks. I lift weights three times a week. I bought a Heart Rate Monitor (Garmin 610). Does anyone here use a StepMill (basically a Stairmaster but with 'real' stairs)?
The thread is based on a quote in Freedom of the Hills that says that a base level of fitness is being able to climb 1,200 to 1,800 vertical feet with about 1/3 of your body weight in your hiking boots. Since I don't have any mountains, I'm using a Stepmill. Right now I'm doing about 1,500 feet in 30 minutes, with no pack or boots. Would you suggest adding weight, or time?
LesterLong wrote:The thread is based on a quote in Freedom of the Hills that says that a base level of fitness is being able to climb 1,200 to 1,800 vertical feet with about 1/3 of your body weight in your hiking boots.
radson wrote:I would imagine, living in NYC there is some awesome stair running opportunities. That's what I would like to be doing. Running up stairs two at a time, just working on my Lactate Threshold. Burn baby burn.
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