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Stairwell Workout

March 20, 2016
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Many of us don’t have access to the mountains or at least don’t have them in our back yard. Or for some of us including myself that do have Mountain hikes very close by we just don’t have the time or don’t want to be bothered with other people or snakes or whatever keeps you from the MT.

Most of you know by now that I’m into functional training and sport specific training and that I’m not by any means a body builder I “Train for the Game”.

A couple of years ago I started utilizing my neighborhood parking garages for my hiking regime.. One because I) I could get the same work out and save about 30mins & 2) I didn’t have to deal with snakes…

Just running up and down the stairs is good cardio but its not functional training.. I started to develop different ways I could improve my weak points. I noticed that on the mountain I was always better at going up than down and that most of the times I got busted was because I couldn’t control my body to move stealthy.

Did you know that 60 flights of stairs is about the equivalent of 1,000 ascent and decent

So what I did was started incorporating the following:

My go to parking garage has 6 levels each time up is on set and I do 2 sets of each

1)      Walking up stepping on each step than walking down slowly touching each step

2)      Walking up skipping every other step than walking down slowly skipping each step

3)      Running up stepping on each step than Running down touching each step

4)      Running up skipping every other step than Running down skipping each step

5)      Side stepping touching each step than slowly coming down side stepping touching each step

6)      Side stepping skipping every other step than slowly coming down side stepping skipping steps

7)      Running up with bounding leaps  than coming down slow like your sneaking on an animal

This should give you about a 1,400 ft climb. And you can prob get it done in less than 30 mins. You can add sets as you get better and get creative and add your own movements. At Times I will even add dips, push up or situps when I reach the top of each climb… So get out there and be the best you can be….

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John Stallone Marketing Director: The Hunting Channel Host of Days in the Wild Content coordinator: for The Outdoor Insiders Field Editor for Earned DIY journal  Facebook Twitter Instagram I am the marketing Director for The Hunting Channel, a National pro-staff shooter for Mathews, Swhacker, trufire, Sneek Tec, Bow IQ , cogburn and Gold tip as well as many more . I am a outdoor videographer and writer in the hunting industry. My program is viewed over  4million x monthly, I am a published outdoor writer and have over 4 million views on youtube and receive traffic upwards of 65 million each year on my video clips. I have completed my whitetail slam and currently working on my super slam. My TV show was voted viewer’s choice for 2014 on Carbon TV and I have been successfully producing shows for over 11 years. Here is some of my video work: Chevy :Mathews, Tenzing Swhacker Broadheads, Cogburn    Here is a sample of my Hunting Show My books: The Whitetail Hunter’s Blueprint The Secrets of Hunting Western Game  Some of my accolades:  Featured in Tom Miranda's book rut hunters  Certified Deer Steward from QDMA and Clemson University Certified Wildlife Manager from Penn Foster Master Degree from Colorado State in Rangeland Management and Ecology   Some more about me:  1981 first deer hunt 1990 first deer with a bow 1996 won first archery tournament 1998 Received a Bachelor’s of Science from Grand Canyon University 2001 Started shooting Mathews as Pro-shop field staff 2002 Became chief of Infield testing for Huntech Inc 2004 started The Hunting Channel online 2004 Published First article in Midwest Whitetails 2005 Started TV Show Days in The Wild 2006 Release 1st book The Ultimate Guide to staying Scent Free 2006 Enter # 11 pope and young by spot and stalk Antelope 2007 Started Market My Hunting Business 2007 Started THC’s Tip of The Week 2008 Released  2nd Book The Secrets of Hunting Western Game 2008 Began The Hunt Fit Program 2009 Released 3rd Book The Whitetail Hunters Blueprint 2009 Began The Hunting Channel Blog 2013 Completed Master’s of Science Rangeland Management and Ecology 2013 Was awarded  The Whitetail Slam 2013 Was featured in Tom Miranda’s book The Rut Hunters 2014 Became Field Editor for Earned Magazine 2014 -2015  Days in The Wild awarded Viewer’s Choice Carbon TV 2015 first to Harvest a Florida Mt. Ibex with a bow on film 2015 Became The Content Coordinator for The Outdoor Insiders