Train outside or in a building stair master doesn’t train downhill muscles. You can’t make up for it. Or mix it up but also don’t shorten the training volume on the stair master if u choose to only go up just slow the pace to allow you too go the 2 hrs
Hilly hike, indoor vs outdoor
This question is about the hilly hike workout. Described as (paraphrased)…
“Ideally hike in hilliest terrain you have available. We want to use the steepest terrain possible to be mountain specific. If you train outside the duration should be total time out. That includes the time both up and down. A workout with a 2hr duration would be the total time from start to finish. This also includes if you are hiking up stairs in a building and back down. If you are using an alternative methods like a treadmill, stair master or hiking stairs (taking elevator down) the duration of the workout would be for the time hiking uphill. If you have a 2hr duration workout that would mean hiking on a treadmill for 2hrs.”
Two hours up and down a hill seems like it’s a significantly easier effort than two hours plodding up a stairmaster.
I have a steep hill I ascend up and down on. I get a brief recovery on the descent before I turn around and head up again.
I’d be a *lot* more exhausted if I were to spend those two hours on a stairmaster.
How do I reconcile the the vast difference here?
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