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Forget the Gym: 10 Free Stair Exercises That Blast Calories & Melt Belly Fat

by Pratyush Anand

Start simple. Blast calories with a classic stair climb. Ascend at a brisk pace, engaging your core and pushing off powerfully with each step. Feeling feisty? Time yourself and beat your record next time.

1. Basic Blitz

2. High Knees Hustle

Elevate your stair game with high knees. Run up the stairs, bringing your knees as high as possible towards your chest. This skyrockets your heart rate and sculpts those quads.

Don't sabotage your stair success. Power your workouts with the right fuel. Focus on lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats for sustained energy. Think Greek yoghurt with nut butter, or whole-wheat toast with avocado.

3. Fuel Your Climb

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Feeling bold? Try single-leg lunges. Alternate legs as you lunge upwards, working your balance and strengthening your glutes and core. This one's guaranteed to get your heart pumping.

4. Single Leg Lunge Challenge

Dance your way to fitness. Side shuffle up the stairs, engaging your inner thighs and core. This playful exercise keeps you entertained while burning serious calories.

5. Side Shuffle Shuffle

Unleash your inner boxer. Find a sturdy platform (like a park bench) at stair height. Step up, punching with the opposite arm as you rise. This explosive exercise strengthens your legs, core, and upper body in one go.

6. Step-Up & Punch Powerhouse

Channel your inner superhero. Run up the stairs, mimicking Superman's flying pose. Arms outstretched, back straight, engage your core and glutes for a powerful, calorie-torching ascent.

7. Superman Speed

Sculpt those glutes. Stand facing away from the stairs, one leg on a lower step. Lower yourself into a lunge, keeping your front knee aligned with your ankle. Push back up, feeling the burn in your glutes with each rep.

8. Bulgarian Split Squat

Master the ninja descent. Face away from the stairs, step down with one leg into a lunge. Push back up, then step the other leg down to repeat. This works your glutes, hamstrings, and balance.

9. Reverse Lunge Retreat

10. Calf Raise Climber

Tone those calves. Stand on the balls of your feet at the bottom step, then rise onto your toes. Slowly lower back down, working your calves with each rep. Repeat while walking up the stairs.

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