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Sandtrap
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2006
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How long do you do the stair climber?
I recently was diagnosed with some ulnar-sided tendinitis and slight tears in the sheathing as well. Stems from mid-carpal instability that I was diagnosed with last year, so I have had to give up tennis (likely led to problem more than anything else), swimming, weight-lifting (except for legs, but can’t hold weight up either), and any other type of exercise involving my wrists until at least February. Sucks pretty bad.

Anyway, I’m pretty much relegated to leg workouts with machines, running/treadmill, spin classes/biking, and finally the stair climber. I didn’t realize how hard that thing was. I have been doing it for three weeks now on average of 4x/week and I can only go a little over 20 minutes before I have to hold on. I typically do the Interval Setting or Fat Burner programs. What amount of time do most people do this for? Do yo hold on?

I figured with how much I had been swimming lately, I would be able to do it for long time, but it wears me out and I sweat more than almost any other cardio exercise I’ve done.


LSUAlum2001
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Tier BP
Member since Aug 2003
37451 posts

re: How long do you do the stair climber?
Never


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Ice Cream Sammich
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
9238 posts

re: How long do you do the stair climber?
I looked at it once.


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Lazy But Talented
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Frisco
Member since Aug 2011
10805 posts

re: How long do you do the stair climber?
5 minutes before lifting.

10-20 minutes otherwise.


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Shepherd88
Member since Dec 2013
2040 posts

re: How long do you do the stair climber?
I got on that thing pretty heavy before I went to Peru in preparing for a hike, what I was not ready for was down hill trecking though.

That machine is a burner.


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Salmon
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On the trails
Member since Feb 2008
60275 posts

re: How long do you do the stair climber?
My Dad has suffered from knee problems for a very long time. His doc recommended a stair climber to strengthen his legs and knees.

He does his stair climber probably 2-3 hours everyday and hasn't had any knee problems since.

Dude was a beast at 60 years old when we went backpacking in the mountains


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Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
14480 posts

re: How long do you do the stair climber?
1RM of 30 seconds

Look for a safety squat bar if you can find one.


daynawalker
Member since Dec 2017
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re: How long do you do the stair climber?
I never tried.


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Pectus
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Internet
Member since Apr 2010
62959 posts

re: How long do you do the stair climber?
It is THE hardest machine in the gym.

Makes you work.

It's all you need to have good legs.


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btown96
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37 posts

re: How long do you do the stair climber?
30 minutes


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