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L-RIOT Posts: 348
1/31/13 7:42 A

Try thinking about it that a adverage flight is 10 feet, maybe count how many floors you're climbing? Hope this helps.

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1/31/13 3:42 A

no stairs


Trev, Kent Southeast UK

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1/31/13 3:10 A

my long lost workout soul sister!!!! emoticon

one of my favorite workouts is climbing the bleachers! If I'm at the indoor basketball gym, I run them. If I'm at the outdoor football stadium, I climb as fast as I can, but no way would it be considered a run.

I do have a HRM. I manually added "Bleachers" as a workout favorite and I log my time and calories.

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1/30/13 10:43 P

Oh jeez...that's how exhausted I am. Haha, apparently I missed that part...or the part where she said she was running up stairs, not walking.

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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/30/13 6:30 P

Second it? I didn't first it! :)

Just to be clear - I suggested NOT using the stair stepper log. It won't be accurate for running up stairs.

Deb, in New Zealand
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1/30/13 1:37 P

When you can afford it, I definitely suggest a good HRM that tells you calories burned - that way you can manually enter "stairs" for X amount of time and X amount of calories burned. HRM are wonderful gadgets! :)

Edit: I took out the part where i said to log it as the stair stepper...missed the part where you said you were running, not walking haha

Edited by: KRISTEN_SAYS at: 1/30/2013 (22:47)
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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/30/13 1:13 P

The stair stepper would be equivalent to walking up stairs. If you're running, you're definitely doing more than that.

An HRM is really your best solution. They're quite a bit cheaper than the fitbit/bodybugg type of devices and it would be very useful for you for calculating burn in that particular activity.

Deb, in New Zealand
MINE_AH13 Posts: 83
1/30/13 12:58 P

My favorite form of cardio is running up and down stairs. There is a place along the Niagara River that has a decently large outdoor stair case that also has a BEAUTIFUL view, and I am a firm believer that it is better for both my soul and bank account to use "nature" as my gym. However, when it comes time to track my exercise I don't know what to do. The only option for "stairs" is the stair stepper. Will that track the same? If it tracks differently, how should I enter it?

Thanks in advance for the help! Ive looked everywhere on here and I can't find an answer outside of "get a fitbit/ bodybug / etc and track that way", but I just splurged on a new pair of running shoes so it will take me a while to save up the money to be able to afford one.

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