I’m using my own plan based on TftNA and also another program called “Fit to Climb”, which is built on the same periodization principles laid out in TftNA.
Anyways, I’ve really enjoyed using stair climbing interval workouts in past training, but to be perfectly honest, when I used those workouts in the past I cut some corners, based on how the workouts were originally described to me. The workouts described to me said to climb the stairs (at various levels of effort) for 2-3 minutes before descending. However, I never found stairs tall enough to climb for 2-3 minutes without reaching the top, and I didn’t want to use a stairmaster at the time (though I’m thinking about reconsidering). I settled on the local HS football stadium.
So I’m really curious if there are alternatives to climbing stairs for 2-3 minutes at a fairly rapid pace that could provide a similar type of benefit. I’ll use the stairmaster if there’s no better option, but would prefer an alternative if feasible.