I want to thank adidas for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.
Lately I haven’t had the time to workout as much as I’d like which is no bueno because bikini season is upon us! That is why I jumped at the opportunity when adidas asked me to road test the all-new UltraBOOST X and they are AH-mazing! The arch support is great and the shoe actually responsive to YOU! The more energy you give, the more you get! Ever since running became a regular in my fitness routine I have been in search of the ultimate soulmate. Ya know, fitness kicks that don’t just look rad, but actually keep your feet from feeling like they are on fire by the time you cross the finish line and these are it!
Nothing gets me more excited to workout than putting on cute new workout threads! So I decided to use my new adidas kicks as motivation to give my workout routine a little makeover this Spring! One of my favorite ways to achieve a bootylicious beach bum is by running stairs. It kills a whole flock of birds with one stone. Seriously though, if you love plyometrics (aka workouts without machines and weights), multi-tasking annnnd saving time, keep reading because this work out is for you! Here are three reasons running stairs is a great workout for the busy girlboss:
#1. Its Free, Plus You Can Do It Anytime, Anywhere
No gym? No problem! Running stairs is great for a multitude of reasons, one of the main reasons being that it is Free.99! You can literally maintain a stair workout anywhere, all you need is a flight of stairs, your running gear and voila, you are ready to rock and roll. If you are busy, this is a great option as well because you can work it in according to your schedule. When I have more free time, I like to try some of the free workout routines that can be found online.
#2. Save Time, and Burn More Fat…say whhhat?!
Running stairs combines the benefits of squats, lunges and a solid cardio session all into one low-impact fat burning session! Um, yes please! Plus, you can burn twice the amount of fat in half the amount of time when you climb stairs vs. go for a run so it is literally a time saver on top everything else!
#3. It Doesn’t Matter How In Shape You Are!
That is worth repeating, it doesn’t matter how in shape you are! Plus, you can switch up your workout everyday! With a stair workout you can easily vary the degree of difficulty simply by walking vs. running, skipping a step or two, or adding in other exercises at the bottom or top of the stairs like push-ups, jump squats, sit-ups and mountain climbers just to name a few. Don’t be afraid to start, just start!
To jump-start your stair routine, below I am sharing my fave 30 minute stair workout below! Don’t forget, you can also shop the full look from this post below if you are in need of some new gym threads and get an exclusive 15% off voucher to get a pair of the UltraBOOST kicks of your own here! I am OBSESSED with the sport-mesh tank top, it seriously makes me want to wear it on and off duty! Coffee runs count as cardio, right?!
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SHOE: adidas UltraBOOST X ( I wear a size 7 and they fit true to size)
LEGGING: Super Nova TKO Long Legging (I wear a size small)
TANK TOP: Warp Knit Tank Top (I wear a size small)