Make stairs fun and easy with 3-dimensional training!
We filmed a functional series of warm ups and various ascent and descent drills to 3-dimensionally mobilize and strengthen your legs. Because walking up stairs creates up to 6x our body weight in contact forces within the knee joint, it is essential that both strength and control are trained as optimally as possible.
It is likely that ascending stairs at a faster rate results in even more forces within the knee joint. As such, make sure you vary your stair training so the force application within the knee changes often and so that you can target more muscles in your legs. Additionally, reach out to one of our biomechanics experts to make sure your knee is being properly supported during stair climbing by its most important friends: the foot, hip, and thoracic spine.
Next week's final stair climbing post will include stairwell specific drills and strategies to help you achieve your personal best climb time.
As always, make sure you chat with your physical therapist before trying any of our drills!
Forefront Physical Therapy
Belltown & South Lake Union
2720 4th Ave #115
Seattle, WA 98121