Howe Street Stairs Fitness & Exercise Review: Seattle’s Longest Public Stairway For over a Hundred Years!

Howe Street Stairs are basically an outdoor recreation center in Seattle.

Featuring an elevation gain of 160 feet and consisting of 388 steps with 13 flights, this is Seattle’s longest staircase and it is beloved by residents.

You will breathe!

There are a lot of health benefits to stair training exercise. In fact, stair training is possibly better than running for strength and cardio. It also requires less impact and repetitive stress.

Benefits of Stair Training Exercise:

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Benefits of Hills and Incline Training for Cardiovascular and Fat Burn Effects

Incline hill training wants you

You’re at the bottom of a large hill and the only way forward is up. The hill represents work against gravity — as such we may truly ascend upwards and into a fitter state of mind.

Chambers Bay near Tacoma, WA

Chambers Bay near Tacoma, WA

Benefits of locomotion on hills and incline

When you power walk up a hill with a significant incline you will have to work harder to maintain a challenging pace. The metabolic benefits of brisk walks can be especially enjoyed in PNW neighborhoods.

  • Strengthens the core functionally. To work uphill the body seeks to maintain a proper center of gravity which is where your core does most of the work it is meant to do.
  • Hormones regulated into state of fat burning
  • Beneficial cellular processes become activated for anti-aging effects
  • Strengthens the glutes and hips to achieve a powerful, yet efficient leg drive
  • Get lean, lean, lean.

Instead of feeling down on yourself for ruining a diet, just go for a walk.

Research has shown that walking on a treadmill or walking outdoors will stimulate creativity — and being creative in this modern world is epic for fat burn. You’re the person navigating your life with unique challenges, obstacles and also opportunities for growth through incline.

Let incline hills be your challenge today. Set aside 20-30 minutes at various intensity for the best results.

 

 

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Six Powerful Perspectives for Fitness / Fat Loss

Have you fallen into the “weight loss trap?”

A common experience for people who have the number one goal as “weight loss” will view the success/failures of their efforts in a one dimensional way. Let us expand our views on Fitness, so that we can all experience the effect of fat loss.

Perspectives of Fitness — tools for the journey

Think about some ways you imagine fitness to improve lives in general. Mentally list off some ways that people experience the benefit of fitness.

We all benefit from fitness. I’ll get to the idea of fat loss as an effect later.

1. We all benefit from fitness no matter the body type

It’s true that everybody has a different body shape. Gains in fitness can be significant for all. Fitness is is simply worth pursuing.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a hero like this

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a hero like this

Take a look at the picture above. The arms and shoulders are highly developed and probably only just a small part of our body image programming.

How many thousands of ways have we seen unreachable body types in media since youth? Images can be pervasive in ways I’m sure you’ve seen those before/after YouTube videos of models.

2. Fat loss related to stress management

The goal of fitness is to improve the working mechanisms in the body so that when we are at rest or in action– we tend to deal with stress better.

Stress is a key element which people experience — whether thin, slim, or carry rotund tendencies… being able to deal with stress is truly an overlooked element of fitness.

Juice from Marlene's market Tacoma, somebody's idea of stress management

Juice from Marlene’s market, somebody’s idea of stress management

You can look at stress as a stimulant in certain ways. After strong stimulus there must be recovery. How quickly do you recover?

3. Whats the deal with cardio

It’s a matter of red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans, carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body. Cardio is all about flow, rhythm, and persistence.

Cardio is for Kings and Queens and all of His people

Cardio is for Kings and Queens and all of His people

4. Use your cardio, to grow your brain

Fitness benefits from methods of physical expression. Use challenging movement patterns to enhance the neural circuitry of the brain.

Rear food elevated split squat throwback

Rear foot elevated split squat

5. To advance in fitness, you may have to narrow focus (go faster)

If you are doing HIIT on the treadmill its a good idea to get faster or make a progression on your incline. Getting faster is a sure fire way to burn fat.

“It’s not about how fast you run, it’s about how you run fast”

6. Deliver the nutrients

Consume a vegetable strong, omega+3 focused diet for goals of nutrient density.

Again, just keep it simple.

Again, just keep it simple.

Not everybody needs to lose weight, while every gain in fitness is valuable. Focus on putting the right things in.

Your fitness matters most for your own benefit

Gains in fitness are more valuable than weight loss as a metric for physical progress. Many fitness adaptations are not measured yet should be seen for the benefit it is.

On another spectrum, people with body fat percentage higher than 20% may benefit from weight loss overall.

Find your reason.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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