Mastering the Stairmaster

For those who have mountains on the mind, the stairmaster is a great way to train muscles and spirit.  But how to structure the training?  I see a lot of different styles at my local health club: people with earbuds dancing on the machines, others plodding along as they read the newspaper, some bent over almost horizontally as they hang from the handrails.

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Stairmaster

It occurred to me that the same principles of training might apply to climbing as well as running, so I turned for guidance to Daniels’ Running Formula, 3rd edition.

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